Reviews: Read What Critics Think of Gavin Creel Musical Walk On Through | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Read What Critics Think of Gavin Creel Musical Walk On Through

Subtitled Confessions of a Museum Novice, the work opened Off-Broadway December 4.

Gavin Creel

MCC Theater's world premiere of Gavin Creel's Walk On Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice officially opened at the Off-Broadway company's Susan & Ronal Frankel Theater December 4, and the reviews are in. The extended run will continue through January 7, 2024.

Developed and previously presented at The O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference, the work is inspired by Creel's time wandering the collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which commissioned the work. The musical features 17 original songs written by Creel, who makes his theatrical songwriting debut with the production. Creel has previously released albums featuring his pop songwriting, including 2006's Goodtimenation and 2012's Get Out.

Creel is also starring in the musical, alongside Sasha Allen (Camp, Hair), Madeline Benson (SIX), Chris Peters, Ryan Vasquez (The Wrong Man), and Scott Wasserman (Hamilton). Casting is by The Telsey Company's Rachel Hoffman.

Read the reviews below.

New York Magazine/Vulture (Jackson McHenry)*

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)*

TheaterMania (David Gordon)

TimeOut NY (Raven Snook)

TheWrap (Robert Hofler)*

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Linda Goodrich is directing the world premiere, leading a creative team that includes scenic designer I. Javier Ameijeiras, costume designer Jeff Mahshie, lighting designer Jiyoun Chang, sound designer Alex Neumann, and projection designer David Bengali. The score features orchestrations and arrangements by Madeline Benson, Chris Peters, and Scott Wasserman; Benson is also music director, and Wasserman is the electronic music designer. Laura Hirschberg is production stage manager, with Nicole Johnson of Harriet Tubman Effect serving as diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant.

Following Walk On Through, the company will give a world-premiere staging to Jason Robert Brown and Jonathan Marc Sherman's new musical The Connector, with performances beginning in January 2024.


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