Institut Ramon LLull




Joan Vázquez, "Paquito Forever", a one-man cabaret show

Performing.  New York,  24/02/2020

"Paquito Forever" is a one-man show by Joan Vázquez, returning to the New York cabaret stage after his debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with his Sondheim show Something's Coming. The show is an intimate and personal account of the real-life adventures of Paquito (Paco) Alonso, a gay Catalonian growing up wanting to be a dancer in Franco's postwar Spain but grafting his way out to reach the bright lights of Broadway and beyond. 

PAQUITO FOREVER -a one-man cabaret show by Joan Vázquez- will open in New York this season at Club Cumming, after his successful performances at Live at Zédel in London, and at different venues in Spain.

PAQUITO FOREVER is a new musical written by Fran Arráez and Gerard Alonso and directed by Victor Alvaro. It is an intimate, personal (and musical!) and fun account of the real-life adventures of Paquito (Paco) Alonso, a gay Catalonian growing up wanting to be a dancer in Franco's post-war Spain but grafting his way out to reach the bright lights of Broadway and beyond.

Joan Vázquez -accompanied on the piano by writer Gerard Alonso- brings an evening of stand-up comedy, flamenco, blues, jazz, dancing and a tiny little bit of cross-dressing. After his London debut at The Crazy Coqs to rave reviews in 2016 with Something's Coming: A Sondheim Tribute and his acclaimed New York City debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, Joan Vázquez is thrilled to bring PAQUITO FOREVER to New York.

Regarding New York's première, Joan says: "Paco made New York his hometown for decades. He was an artist from Barcelona who played landmarks like the Village Gate, the Theatre East or Radio City. He was a big dreamer and a true fighter. It inspires me to tell his story. I'm excited about performing at Club Cummings. It's the coolest place and just perfect for PAQUITO."

The show -that has won a National award for Best Actor in Spain and received Critics' Award nominations for Best Show in Barcelona- is the tale of a strong willed and courageous figure who refuses to let adversity, failure or even bigotry stop him being a success.


Paquito Forever

Monday, February 24, 2020

7:00pm,  9:00pm

Club Cumming

505 East 6th Street, New York

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