David Davila’s VOX POP plays 54 Below Nov 18th!

David Davila Jaime Cepero 54 Below Charles Barksdale Jenna Leigh Green Emma Hunton Gabrielle Ruiz Michael McCorry Rose Stephen Schwartz Sondheim Mariela Flor Olivo Jose SepulvedaThe zany, not-so-hip-hipster from South Texas will make his 54 Below debut on November 18th when he premieres songs from his upcoming musical, VOX POP: a musical prophecy.

David Davila has played sold-out concerts of his work at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Triad, the Underground, and The West End Lounge, and the Intar Theatre.

VOX POP is set in a dystopian world where bees have become mythological creatures, and human slaves must pollinate the crops. One such pollinator, a young woman named Sylathia’s life is turned upside down when she becomes the center of the Voxist revolution.  But is she really the “chosen one” that will fulfill the ancient Vox Pop prophecy?

VOX POP features the songs “Be The Change,” “Closer,” “All Good Things,” “Propaganda,” “Voice of the People,” and others.

The concert will feature Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked), Emma Hunton (Wicked), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies), Desi Oakley (Evita), Jaime Cepero (SMASH), Gabrielle Ruiz (In The Heights), Charles Barksdale (Sister Act), Mariela Flor Olivo, Jose Sepulveda… and more to be announced soon!

VOX POP: the concert is Tuesday, Nov 18th at 9:30pm at 54 Below – located at 254 W 54th St in the historic Studio 54 building.

Tickets are avaialble at: www.54below.com/VOXPOP

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THE CAPITOL PLAYS will be presented May 19th at Davenport Theatre

CAPITOL PLAYS wendy davis david davila mando alvarado raquel almazan lindsay hicksOn Monday, May 19th, Lone Star Theatre Co will present a staged reading of THE CAPITOL PLAYS, five plays inspired by Wendy Davis and the crazy day and night she spent defending women’s rights in Austin, TX. The plays — by Raquel Almazan, Mando AlvaradoDavid Davila, and Lindsay Hicks — depict different events (true or fictional) that could all take place at the Texas Capitol.

The cast features Claudia Acosta, Anissa Felix, Laura Gomez, Kristoffer Infante, Kristen Leger, and John Mazurek. The reading is produced by Benjamin B. Wright and directed by Christopher Romero-Wilson.

The reading is presented as part of Lone Star Theatre Co.’s TEXAS READS series which develops and prevents new works by Texas writers in New York City as part of their goal to present Texas pages to New York stages.

The free reading will take place at 7:00pm at the Davenport Theatre (formerly the 45th Street Theatre) at 354 West 45th St. For reservations visit the Lone Star Theatre Co. website.

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Nash, Potatoes, & Davey plays The Underground Jan 20th

The zany & significantly Southern pair of hipsters Steph Nash and David Davila, are at it again. This time they invade the basement at the Underground with their unique blend of comic  sappiness and heart-wrenching trauma. The show which first played the Hourglass Tavern in October is back with full force on January 27th at the basement of the Underground.

Come hear awesome jams by Davila and Nash like “IF I WAS A SPIDER,” “THREE IN THE MORNING,” “TOM & BOB,” ” SILHOUETTES,” and more!

NASH, POTATOES, & DAVEY plays the Underground at 10pm on Monday Jan 27th. There is NO COVER and a $15 food/drink minimum. After the show you can stay for “BROADWAY AT THE BASEMENT,” a Broadway open mic.

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David Davila’s VOX POP: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION gets developmental reading

David Davila Mark Andrew Garner Vox PopDavid Davila’s new musical, VOX POP: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION, will have a developmental industry reading on November 7th.

The musical tells the story of Sylathia, a farmer whose life is turned upside down when her homeland is thrown into revolution. In order to save her friends she must study an ancient religion and fight to fulfill the “Vox Pop” prophecy which she believes will lead her nation into an era of endless peace.

The musical which features the songs “Be The Change,” “Normal Heart,” “All Good Things,” “Propaganda,” “Vox Pop,” and others has music and lyrics by David Davila and a book by Davila and Mark Andrew Garner. The reading is directed by Vanessa Rae Garcia with music direction by Spencer Crosswell.

The private industry reading will take place on November 7th at 11:00am. For information on attendance please e-mail vanessarae.garcia@gmail.com.

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David Davila & Steph Nash are NASH, POTATOES, & DAVEY: UNPLUGGED – Oct 13th

David Davila Steph Nash Potatoes DaveyFrequent collaborators David Davila and Steph Nash will join forces once again to play an intimate concert of their original songs titled “Nash, Potatoes, & Davey: Unplugged.”

The concert will feature several songs each by David Davila and Steph Nash, as well as a few songs they wrote together. The night will also feature several world premieres and a few covers of awesome songs!

The accoustic concert will take place at the Hourglass tavern on October 13th at 7:00pm in the reading room on the third floor. The event is free however a two drink minimum is suggested and seating is extremely limited so reservations are encouraged.

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SIT. STAY. LISTEN. benefit concert will feature songs by David Davila, Ryan Scott Oliver, & More

sit stay listen ryan scott oliver david davila sean havrilla zack zadek alexander sage oyen musical theatre“Sit. Stay. Listen.” a concert featuring the music of up-and-coming composers Ryan Scott Oliver, Alexander Sage Oyen, Havrilla & Davila, and Zack Zadek will play the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Sept 30th at 7:00pm.

The concert is a benefit for ASPCA and will feature Derek Klena, Arielle Jacobs, Gabrielle Ruiz, Kennedy Caughell, Genny Lis Padilla, Margot B, Dana Costello, Cicily Daniels, Kristin Valphedes, Katie Hotz, Lacey Angerosa, Libby Servais, Jenna Leigh Green, Emily Esposito, Britney Coleman, Matt Shingledecker, Allison Rerecich , Geoffrey Kidwell, Jaime Cepero, Jose Sepulveda, Brandon Ellis, David Davila, Tatiana Lofton, Brian Charles Rooney, Jerey Plybum, Ben Roseberry, and Eric Restivo.

The concert is produced by Vanessa Rae Garcia with direction by Jay Levy, and music direction by Spencer Crosswell.

The benefit will take place September 30th at 7:00pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater. 407 W 42nd St. New York, NY 11036. There is a $20 general admission, plus $15 food or drink minimum – All Proceeds are going to ASPCA to help prevent animal cruelty. Continue reading

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Cast announced for reading of MEN OF GOD

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Daniel Hidalgo

The cast has been announced for the upcoming reading of David Davila’s MEN OF GOD at Primary Stages on August 9th.

Leading the cast as the questioning priest, who seeks answers through prison ministries,  is Daniel Hidalgo. The cast also includes Jose Sepulveda, Michael Druck, Lauren Testerman, Vanessa Rae Garcia, Thomas Dieter, Tracy Singer, and David Davila.

MEN OF GOD tells the story of a group of priests in South Texas who are shocked by the arrest of fellow priest, ”Santo Mando,” who many consider to be saint-like. In the midst of the allegations and rumors that are circling the community, Sergio, a young priest begins to question his own beliefs. He begins to search for answers anywhere he can find them including the prison where Santo Mando is incarcerated. Can the young priest find the answers he is looking for in time, or will carnality find him first?

MEN OF GOD is the second play by David Davila in a series of plays about life along the Texas/Mexico border. The reading is part of Primary Stages on-going Jam Sessions reading series and will take place on August 9th at 11:00am.

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Davila cast in reading of new musical, HURRICANE

hurricane by bjorn berkhoutDavid Davila has been cast in a reading of a new musical by Bjorn Berkhout called HURRICANE. The musical is a retelling of William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, set on modern day Fire Island during a massive hurricane.

Davila is set to play Caliban, a man in his thirties who is described as rough around the edges with a very pessimistic view on life. He’s lived his life on the streets until Madam Sparrow offered him employment.

The cast also includes Navida Stein, Brian Shaw, Erica Linbald, Billy Hannon Jr., Richard Goldstein, Christopher Moll, and Joel Martin.

The new musical features book, music, and lyrics by the up-and-coming classical composer, Bjorn Berkhout (GLITZ, RUNNING ON EMPTY). The developmental reading will take place on August 18th at 1:00pm at Studio 353 in Manhattan. It is closed to the public.

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David Davila’s MEN OF GOD gets developmental reading

David Davila’s new play MEN OF GOD will get another developmental reading at Primary Stages on August 9th as part of their on-going Jam Sessions reading series.

The play centers around a group of priests in South Texas whose lives are affected by accusations of sexuality. When Santo Mando, a priest who many in the community consider to be a prophet, is arrested for the brutal murder of a little boy it shakes the Diocese of Brownsville to the core. Sergio, a young priest who has been questioning his faith turns to prison ministries to find the answers that he needs, but can he find the truth about life, love, and sexuality in time, or will the temptation of carnality find him first?

The reading, which is part of a series of plays about life along the Texas/Mexico border, will take place at Primary Stages on August 9th at 11:00am. It is closed to the public.

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Artwork unveiled for David Davila’s ADAN Y JULIO

Lone Star Theatre Co has unveiled the publicity artwork for their upcoming production of David Davila’s ADAN Y JULIO. The poster designed by Mexico City resident, Luis Urrutia features actors Manuel Stark and Jose Sepulveda in an intimate embrace. Too steamy? What do you think?

David Davila ADAN Y JULIO Jose Sepulveda Manuel Stark Santos

David Davila’s ADAN Y JULIO (Sept 12th – 29th)

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