LET’S TALK

Join us for our post-show TALKBACKS with artists and AUDIENCES CONVERSATIONS moderated by MCC staff after select performances, and for FORUM DISCUSSIONS and events aimed at provoking conversation and public engagement.

AUDIENCE CONVERSATIONS

Creativity and Making
TUE, NOV 21 at 7:00PM
Loneliness and Belonging
SAT, DEC 9 at 7:00PM

TALKBACKS

Author & Director
MON, NOV 20 at 7:00PM

OPEN CAPTION PERFORMANCE

WED, DEC 6 at 7:00PM

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

Community Night at VERS Bar
MON, NOV 6 at 9:30PM
Arts Advocacy & Season Kick-off
TUE, NOV 14 at 5:30PM
Drawing with The Met
SAT, DEC 2 at 4PM

FINAL EXTENSION. MUST CLOSE JAN 7.

Tony® and Olivier Award-winning actor and songwriter GAVIN CREEL (HELLO, DOLLY!, INTO THE WOODS) had never been to The Metropolitan Museum of Art…until now. Inspired by the countless hours he spent wandering through the world-renowned collections of the museum for a MetLiveArts commission, WALK ON THROUGH is a thrilling new musical event featuring 16 original, infectious, pop-infused songs. In his theatrical songwriting debut, Creel takes us on an intimate, relatable journey of discovery and transformation through the lens of the art that captured his imagination. Whether you are a museum lover or a fellow novice, this show invites you to take a walk with Creel and engage with art, song, and the creative process in a fresh and new way.

Originally commissioned by The Met, WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE is now making its off-Broadway debut at MCC Theater.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE JAN 6 at 7PM

Spend an evening with Gavin Creel and support MCC Theater in continuing the development of exceptional work like WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE. This special night will include a one-night-only musical encore. Tickets valued above $199 will also include a complimentary post-show glass of champagne and a photo op with Gavin. Value of tickets above $199 will be considered a tax-deductible donation to MCC Theater. GET TIX

DIGITAL RUSH TIX

A limited number of $33 digital rush tickets for WALK ON THROUGH will be available through TodayTix. Tickets for that day’s performance(s) will be available on the TodayTix app at 9AM each day on a first-come, first-served basis. Users can download the TodayTix app and “unlock” rush tickets, at no additional cost.

CANCELLATION LINE TIX

Sold-out public performances of WALK ON THROUGH will include a cancellation line for any tickets that might get returned or donated close to curtain time. Names for the cancellation line will be taken one hour before each performance exclusively in-person at the theater and will be called as tickets become available. Audience members can purchase up to two tickets. Cancellation line tickets are $69, all-inclusive.

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VIDEO

CREATIVE & COMPANY

CREATIVE

GAVIN CREEL

WRITER

GAVIN CREEL is a Tony® Award winner for his performance as “Cornelius Hackl” in HELLO, DOLLY! starring Bette Midler. Currently touring the country in the Grammy-winning revival of INTO THE WOODS, Creel made his Broadway debut in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, for which he received his first Tony nomination. He then went on to star in the Broadway productions of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HAIR (Tony Award nomination), THE BOOK OF MORMON, SHE LOVES ME, WAITRESS, and INTO THE WOODS. Gavin received an Olivier Award for his portrayal of
“Elder Price” in the London production of THE BOOK OF MORMON and also appeared on the West End in MARY POPPINS, HAIR, and WAITRESS. On television, Creel has performed a PBS solo concert special with “Stars on Stage,” appeared in the premiere episodes of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series “American Horror Stories” and starred alongside Julie Andrews in “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Eloise at Christmastime.” As a songwriter, Gavin has released three original albums: GoodTimeNation, Quiet, and Get Out, and is workshopping material for a new musical theatre piece that will debut in early 2024 at his alma mater, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Creel was the recipient of a Hermitage Artist Retreat Writing Fellowship, a featured composer at The O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference, and a co-founder of Broadway Impact, the first and only grassroots organization to mobilize the nationwide theater community in support of marriage equality.

LINDA GOODRICH

DIRECTOR

LINDA GOODRICH (she, her) has directed and choreographed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Conceived, Directed and Choreographed several new works: WALK ON THROUGH with music and lyrics by Gavin Creel, HOTEL CALIFORNIA with music by The Eagles, DANCE WITH ME featuring the music of AIR SUPPLY, GIBSON FLECK, A GOOD BOY, choreographed world premieres of EVERYTHING’S DUCKY, and the adaptation of GOOD NEWS!– Licensed by MTI. Tours: CABARET – Europe, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – U.S. and Japan. NY Theatre: Metropolitan Museum of Art Live Arts Series, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Signature Theatre, Joe’s Pub, N.Y. Musical Theatre Festival. Regional Theatre: Goodspeed Opera House, Papermill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, P.C.L.O., TheatreWorks Palo Alto, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the 5th Ave. Theatre, Sacramento Bway Series, Laguna Playhouse, Long Beach, the MUNY, T.U.T.S., Music Theatre of Wichita. Awards: NYC – DANCEBREAK, Best Choreography – New York Musical Theatre Festival, Outstanding Direction and Choreography – San Francisco Bay Area Awards. Linda is a Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan and producer of U of M New Works Festival. Director/acting teacher at the Trentino Music Festival, Italy. Member SDC.

COMPANY

SASHA ALLEN

SASHA ALLEN is an American singer and actress. Her film and television credits include Camp, Blue Bloods (CBS), and a recurring role on Power (Starz). Sasha portrayed Dionne in the 2009 Broadway revival of HAIR and reprised her role in London the following year. Her additional theatre credits include the national tour of PIPPIN as the Leading Player and the Public Theater’s revival of FOR COLORED GIRLS… (New York Times Critic’s Pick). Sasha began her career in the music industry as a vocalist singing with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Usher, Ariana Grande, and Sara Bareilles. In 2013, she was a semi-finalist on the fourth season of The Voice. In 2016 she joined the Rolling Stones on their No Filter tour, notably performing “Gimme Shelter” with Mick Jagger, and most recently completed their Sixty tour in 2022.

GAVIN CREEL

GAVIN CREEL is a Tony® Award winner for his performance as “Cornelius Hackl” in HELLO, DOLLY! starring Bette Midler. Currently touring the country in the Grammy-winning revival of INTO THE WOODS, Creel made his Broadway debut in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, for which he received his first Tony nomination. He then went on to star in the Broadway productions of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HAIR (Tony Award nomination), THE BOOK OF MORMON, SHE LOVES ME, WAITRESS, and INTO THE WOODS. Gavin received an Olivier Award for his portrayal of
“Elder Price” in the London production of THE BOOK OF MORMON and also appeared on the West End in MARY POPPINS, HAIR, and WAITRESS. On television, Creel has performed a PBS solo concert special with “Stars on Stage,” appeared in the premiere episodes of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series “American Horror Stories” and starred alongside Julie Andrews in “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Eloise at Christmastime.” As a songwriter, Gavin has released three original albums: GoodTimeNation, Quiet, and Get Out, and is workshopping material for a new musical theatre piece that will debut in early 2024 at his alma mater, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Creel was the recipient of a Hermitage Artist Retreat Writing Fellowship, a featured composer at The O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference, and a co-founder of Broadway Impact, the first and only grassroots organization to mobilize the nationwide theater community in support of marriage equality.

MADELINE BENSON

MADELINE BENSON is a music director and songwriter based in New York. On Broadway, she has served as conductor for WAITRESS and SIX and keyboardist for BACK TO THE FUTURE and WAR PAINT. Selected MD credits: BHANGIN’ IT (La Jolla Playhouse), WE LIVE IN CAIRO (ART), RAG PARKLAND… (Ars Nova), RAGTIME on Ellis Island, AN OCTOROON (TFANA), FUTURITY (Ars Nova/Soho Rep), SKIN OF OUR TEETH (TFANA), LOCH NESS (the Rev), NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT (ATF), AGENT 355 (CTC). Madeline is the musical adapter of the stage versions of Disney’s Descendants and Frozen Jr. She holds a B.A. in Classical Civilizations from Harvard University.

CHRIS PETERS

CHRIS PETERS is a singer-songwriter, producer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. Raised on the 70s folk songwriting of Joni Mitchell and the autobiographical storytelling of comedians like Mike Birbiglia, Chris writes and champions music that combines humor, story, and classic pop song forms. His EP, “Chris Peters, Grown-Up Singer,” is available on all platforms.

COREY RAWLS

COREY RAWLS (drummer, educator, producer, and film scorer) graduated with a Master’s degree in jazz studies from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Music, and continues to further his musical career by being active in various facets of the music industry. Corey is regularly performing/ touring with artists nationally and internationally, producing music for various artists, composing music for film (www.parkriverproductions.com), and teaching. Corey is grateful for the support of his endorsers Yamaha Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals, and Collision Drumsticks.

RYAN VASQUEZ

RYAN VASQUEZ Broadway: HAMILTON (Alexander Hamilton, standby for Aaron Burr, George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), WAITRESS (original Broadway cast), Wicked. Off-Broadway: THE WRONG MAN (The Man in Black, Drama Desk Award nomination). World Premiere productions of THE NOTEBOOK (Noah Calhoun, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), THE OUTSIDERS (Darrel Curtis, La Jolla Playhouse) and WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (Jacob, Alliance Theatre). Film/TV:The Good Fight (CBS), The Code (CBS), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)and Tick…Tick…BOOM! (Netflix). Voice work: Vivo (Netflix), In The Heights film version.

SCOTT WASSERMAN

SCOTT WASSERMAN Broadway Electronic Music Design/Programming: HAMILTONDEAR EVAN HANSON& JULIET, DIANATHE GREAT COMET. Other Broadway: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLEANNIE, and LEAP OF FAITH. Off-Broadway: HERE THERE BE DRAGONS (Orchestrator), INVISIBLE THREAD (Electronic Music Design). Regional: Orchestrator of DOUBLE HELIX at Bay Street Theatre, Music Supervisor & Orchestrator of JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL’S BOX at Cumberland County Playhouse. Other Regional: LaJolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Stages St. Louis, The Alliance, Signature, Center Theatre Group, ACT of Connecticut. Scott’s orchestrations have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and The Kennedy Center, and on the albums Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever DreamJohnny & The Devil’s Box: The Concept Album, Joel B. New’s Cabot Cove, and Sarah Stiles’ You Can Ukulele With Me. Film, TV and Podcast credits include The Greatest Showman, Hamilton on Disney+, Beauty and the Beast Live on ABC, Fosse/Verdon, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The 2017 Tony Awards, Sesame Street, Wallykazam!, 21 Chump Street for This American Life, and Song Salad. Love to Meghan, Hudson and Ellis. scott-wasserman.com

CREDITS

scenic designer I. JAVIER AMEIJEIRAS
costume designer JEFF MAHSHIE
lighting designer JIYOUN CHANG
sound designer ALEX NEUMANN
projection designer DAVID BENGALI
music director MADELINE BENSON
electronic music designer SCOTT WASSERMAN
orchestrations & arrangements MADELINE BENSON, CHRIS PETERS, COREY RAWLS, SCOTT WASSERMAN
production stage manager LAURA HIRSCHBERG
casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE / RACHEL HOFFMAN, CSA
DEI consultant NICOLE JOHNSON / HARRIET TUBMAN EFFECT
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