Alice Ripley, Ethan Slater, Robin de Jesús, More Join Max Vernon for Existential Life Crisis Lullaby Concert | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Alice Ripley, Ethan Slater, Robin de Jesús, More Join Max Vernon for Existential Life Crisis Lullaby Concert
The October 23 concert is the second of three in Vernon’s residency at Joe's Pub.
Alice Ripley Marc J. Franklin

Max Vernon, the award-winning composer of The View UpStairs and KPOP, will continue his Existential Life Crisis Lullaby residency at Joe’s Pub October 23 at 7 PM.

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Vernon will be joined by Tony winner Alice Ripley, Justin Vivian Bond, Tony nominee Ethan Slater, Tony nominee Robin de Jesús, Stephen Trask, and Nathan Lee Graham. The evening will be directed by Jaki Bradley.

Vernon's musicals have received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, three Drama Desk Award nominations, a Jonathan Larson Grant, and the Richard Rodgers Award; KPOP is planning an Off-Broadway return in 2019.

In addition to his acclaimed musicals, the residency (which concludes November 27 with different guests) will preview Vernon's newest work, The Tattooed Lady (written with Obie-winning playwright Erin Courtney) alongside other previously unheard material. The series also features different set lists and about 300 costumes—many created by Vernon himself.


Joe's Pub is located in The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th Street and Astor Place). For tickets call (212) 967-7555 or visit

Ripley has been a special guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein September 1–9, 2019, with other celebrity guests to be announced! Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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