Following a successful engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below cabaret July 5, Spanish theatre star Joan Vázquez will bring his nightclub show Something’s Coming: A Tribute to Sondheim to the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan on September 6.
Vázquez—star of Spanish productions of Merrily We Roll Along, Rent, My Fair Lady, Hair, and Mamma Mia!—will again accompany himself (and special guests to be announced) on the piano singing showtunes by Stephen Sondheim, composer of Sweeney Todd, Company, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, and other shows. Vázquez’ playlist includes “Losing My Mind,” “Finishing the Hat,” “Send in the Clowns,” and “Being Alive.”
He debuted the show in 2016 at Teatre Gaudí in Barcelona and Nuevo Teatro Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. He will perform the New York show in English.
Vázquez explained his fascination with the American songwriter, saying, “Sondheim is my favorite 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. His words are beyond. So deep and yet so simple. He’s a wizard.”
Tickets for the 9:30 PM show cost $24 for general seating, up to $435 for a VIP Platinum Package that includes open bar, food, and premium seating for four. Visit MetropolitanRoom.com to order tickets. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street in Manhattan.