Zedel return for Joan Vazquez’s Sondheim show

11750-jvazquez-londonSpanish artist Joan Vázquez will return to London next month with his celebration of musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim, Something’s Coming – a Sondheim Tribute.

The performer, who made his London debut last autumn as part of the launch season of entertainment concept Live At Zédel, will once again appear at the Crazy Coqs on Monday 26 June.

Guest stars for this year’s show will be West End favourites Madalena Alberto (Cats, Evita), Kieran Brown (The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked) and Rebecca Trehearn (Show Boat, City of Angels).

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 master of musical theatre.

Commenting on his return to the London stage Vázquez said: “I am very excited about bringing the show back to Zédel. Making my London debut here was literally a dream come true. I couldn’t be more grateful for such a warm welcome.

“I’m a huge fan of London theatre life and I felt both a great responsibility and an incredible thrill to perform for a West End audience. I have to say they made me feel at home.”

Referring to his admiration for Sondheim’s work he added: ‘Sondheim is my favourite composer since I played Frank in Merrily We Roll Along in Barcelona and my admiration won’t stop growing. He can take me with just one chord and sometimes with even less. You always know it’s him. So deep and yet so simple. He’s a wizard.”

Vázquez will perform his show in London just one week before making his New York debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below on5 July. The singer’s debut solo album Something’s Coming – a Sondheim Tribute is available on iTunes.

Angela Thomas

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