Described by The New Yorker as "equal parts Bohemia and Broadway," Max Vernon has emerged as a singular and eccentric voice in the world of musical theatre. He received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, 3 Drama-Desk Nominations, a Jonathan Larson Grant and the Richard Rodgers award for his musicals The View UpStairs and KPOP, both of which had critically-acclaimed extended Off-Broadway runs last year. Following a sold-out debut at the Kennedy Center last year, he is returning to Joe's Pub for a three concert-stint of high spectacle, high fashion, and high belted F sharps. Featuring a cast of Broadway stars and Downtown divas, Existential Life Crisis Lullaby will be a celebration of tattooed ladies, Korean popstars, 70's queer culture, the apocalypse, sentient robots, aging club kids, homicidal hipster cults, and...love?*
*Warning: costume changes will occur
Sept 25th : The Tattooed Lady
Guests: Tonya Pinkins, Daphne Rubin Vega, Annie Golden, Gizel Jimenez, MJ Rodriguez, and others.
Oct 23rd: The View UpStairs
Guests: Alice Ripley, Ethan Slater, Wesley Taylor, Sophia Ramos, Stephen Trask, Nathan Lee Graham, and others.
Nov 27th: KPOP / Show & Tell
Guests: Mary Testa, Robin de Jesus, Martha Graham Cracker, Mykal Kilgore, Erin Markey, and Grace McLean
"Fahuuucking brilliant. WHAT an incredible score. I want to go back 10 more times." - Lin Manuel Miranda, on KPOP
“FABULOUS!” -RuPaul, on The View UpStairs
“Mr. Vernon's musical numbers are perversely addictive.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times