Spanish artist Joan Vázquez will make his London debut next month in a celebration of Stephen Sondheim as part of the launch season of London’s new entertainment concept Live At Zédel (previously known as Crazy Coqs).
West End favourites Julie Atherton (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change…, Sister Act UK tour, Avenue Q), Sabrina Aloueche (We Will Rock You, Les Misérables), Peter Caulfield (Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Open Air Theatre, Our House) and Natalie Hope (Legally Blonde UK tour, The Commitments) will join Vázquez as guest stars for Something’s Coming – a Sondheim Tribute on 15 October.
A leading stage star in his home country, Vázquez starred in the first Spanish production of Rent and played Abdullah in the world premiere of Bagdad Café, directed by Percy Adlon.
His Sondheim show, which won rave reviews when it played venues in Barcelona and Madrid, features the singer at the piano performing classic Sondheim songs, including ‘Losing My Mind’, ‘Being Alive’ and ‘Send in the Clowns’, interspersed with quotes from the songwriter.
Commenting on his London stage debut Vázquez said: “I am delighted to be given the chance to bring this tribute to the London audiences in the new Zédel season. Sondheim is my favourite composer since I played Frank in Merrily We Roll Along in Barcelona and this admiration has grown through these past years – especially after all the productions of Sondheim shows I’ve seen in London. I am a huge fan of the West End sphere so I feel both an incredible thrill and a tremendous responsibility to be doing my London debut with this show. I hope you enjoy Sondheim’s art as much as I do.”
Vázquez’s debut solo album, featuring songs from his show has just been released and is available on iTunes.