Bringing Immersive Theater to China

Based on the classic Peter Pan, Neverland introduced Chinese audiences to immersive theater in a 50,000 square foot venue. Production design by David Gallo.

Watch the trailer
See a CCTV feature
Go behind-the-scenes at the second USA workshop

Bringing the Hill District to Broadway

The New York Times profiles David Gallo’s set for Jitney (on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson).

Original article by Erik Piepenburg, February 9, 2017.
See also the Times’ review of the show.

From Concept to Gag Reality

After David Gallo created and directed Phish’s 2016 New Year’s Eve “gag” at Madison Square Garden, Live for Live Music showcased a comparison of David’s concept storyboards side-by-side with photos of the event.

Original article by Dave Melamed, January 2, 2017.
See also this Live for Live Music article about the rain effect.

Meet Helga

“Empire’s multi-level set a featured player in musical at La Mirada Theater” by Jessica Gelt was originally published in the Los Angeles Times on February 6, 2016.

Read the original story with pictures here.

Sesame Street’s New Set

Live Design covers David Gallo’s redesign of the classic Sesame Street set.

Read the original article by Meghan Perkins, May 19, 2015 (requires free registration to view full article).

Crash Course in David Gallo

ShowbizU interviews David Gallo in a series of videos.

Phish Throws Wildest NYE Golf Cart Garden Party Ever!

David Gallo was creative director for Phish’s New Year’s Eve “gag” at Madison Square Garden, “a raucous four-and-a-half hour celebration replete with ping pong ball cannons, speeding golf carts, scantily-clad sunbathers, dancing dwarfs, backflipping acrobats, and a small ocean of balloons unleashed from the ceiling at the stroke of midnight.”

Official behind-the-scenes video.
Original article with images and video from, January 2013.

Catching Manila Theatergoers by Surprise

BWW Interviews: Tony Winner David Gallo Talks What’s Appealing About Doing Theater in the Philippines

Original article in Broadway World by Oliver Oliveros, December 4, 2012.

Nutty Professor Scenic Designer Gallo Creates Story Canvas

Profile of The Nutty Professor‘s scenic designer: “Gallo has many facets to his work, but at heart he’s one thing—a storyteller.”

Original article with images and video in, July 23, 2012.

Stated Magazine Profiles David Gallo

Stated magazine profiles David Gallo, “among the preeminent designers working in theater and live events of the past 25 years.”

Original article in, July 2012.