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Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium comprising the Government of Catalonia, the Government of the Balearic Islands, and the Barcelona City Council. Its mission is the support and promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad, in all its forms and means of expression.

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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