August 1, 2014
Manzi, La vida en orsai
La Comedia (Rodríguez Peña 1062, 4815-5665, 4812-4228). Thursday and Friday at 9pm, Saturday at 8.30pm and 10.45pm, Sunday at 8.30pm. Tickets: from $200 at the venue or www.plateanet.com
Written by seasoned professionals Betty Gambartes, Diego Vila and Bernardo Carey, Manzi, la vida en orsai, is a dazzling musical centred on the life of tango great Homero Manzi (the author of Sur and Malena, among other immortal classics).
Jorge Suárez’s impersonation of Manzi is a veritable tour de force, acting, singing and dancing his way through Manzi’s inroad in showbiz with Cátulo Castillo, his personal and artistic life, his shifting political ideology (torn between Radicals and Peronists), his friendship with legendary bandoneón player Aníbal Troilo, and his secret, forbidden love affair with the recently deceased singer Nelly Omar (Julia Calvo).