Off-Broadway credits include the long running hits Altar Boyz  (NYC and National Tour), Zero Hour (Drama Desk Award), My First Time, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, The Awesome 80s Prom, Naked Boys Singing, Tony N' Tina's Wedding (14 years), Late Nite Catechism, as well as Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew, Jackie Hoffman’s A Chanukah Charol, The Irish Curse, Dr Sex, Rooms A Rock Musical, the world premiere of Ernest Hemingway’s The Fifth Column, Tea at Five (NYC and West Palm Beach), Adam Rapp’s plays (Faster, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Blackbird), We’re Still Hot!, The Black & White Blues, Emily Mann’s Annulla, Trolls, Roulette by Paul Weitz (American Pie), Picon Pie,  Bill Osco’s Alice In Wonderland, Candy & Dorothy, Maybe Baby It's You, End of the World Party by 5-time Emmy Award winner Chuck Ranberg, Swingtime Canteen, The Rise of Dorothy Hale, All Under Heaven (starring Valerie Harper), The Majestic Kid by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff, On The Boulevard starring Liliane Montevecchi (directed by nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune), Mademoiselle Colombe, Birds of Paradise (directed by Arthur Laurents), Splendora, Romance/Romance, (winner of 4 Outer Critics' Awards), The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, Ten Percent Revue, Elvis People. Matty, Down South, The Immigrant, and acclaimed revivals of So Help Me God! (starring Emmy Award-winner Kristen Johnston of “Third Rock”), Blues in the Night, Smoke on the Mountain, Godspell, Is Life Worth Living?, Threepenny Opera, Dames at Sea, Soldier’s Wife, Voice of the Turtle, Edward II, and The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N.

Not-for-profit theater companies he has represented include Culture Project, INTAR, Keen Company, Mint Theater, Woodie King’s New Federal Theater, National Asian American Theatre Company, New Georges, Throughline Artists’ Annual Summer Shorts Festival, Perry Street, Red Bull Theatre, York Theatre, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Edge Theatre, Victoria & Michael Imperioli’s Studio Dante, Jean Cocteau Repertory, Storm Theater, Rattlestick Theatre, Adirondack Theatre Festival, En Garde Arts (including JP Morgan Saves the Nation by Rent's Jonathan Larson), the Irish Arts Center, Music Theater Group, Hospital Audiences' Annual Theatre Festival (3 seasons), and the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, among many others. 

He has also repped numerous recordings and the books 'A Chorus Line' and the Musicals of Michael Bennett and Not Since 'Carrie:' 40 Years of Flop Musicals, both from St. Martin's Press.

David has provided publicity for Stage Entertainment, the international entertainment group (US press representative), the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, the David Merrick Arts Foundation, The Drama League, the Cherry Lane Alternative, the League of Off-Broadway Theatres & Producers' annual Lortel Awards (which he wrote, produced and publicized for ten years), New World Stages, 30th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, American Ballroom Theatre (creating "Ballroom Week"), PBS television's "Theater Talk," and the Reduced Shakespeare Company as part of the New York International Festival of Arts. Some of the many clubs and cabarets he has represented include Rainbow & Stars and the Rainbow Room, Windows on the World (re-opening after 1993 bombing until 9-11-2001), Café Carlyle, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Michael's Pub, The Ballroom, Freddy's, and Roseland.

Over the years, David has worked with some of show business' greatest names. Among his favorites: Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca (Together Again! The 40th Anniversary of "Your Show Of Shows"), Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Patti LuPone, Lauren Bacall, Jerry Orbach, Gwen Verdon, Joan Rivers, Michael Imperioli, Rosie O’Donnell, Nell Carter, Marianne Faithful, Darlene Love, Tony Danza, Tim Daly, Mary Cleere Haran, Brooke Shields, Alan Cumming, Mary Tyler Moore, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Vic Damone, Anita O'Day, Mel Tormé, Linda Lavin, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Julie Wilson, Sylvia Syms, Larry Kert, Regina Resnik, Bea Arthur, Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Frank Stallone, Patrick McMullan, Johnny Crawford (of TV's "The Rifleman"), George Shearing, Anna Paquin, Joy Behar, Betty Buckley, Maxene Andrews (of the Andrews Sisters), Maureen McGovern, Leslie Uggams, Emmy Award-winner Fyvush Finkel, and the legendary Mickey Rooney.

As a producer, he presented the Off-Broadway premieres of Bash’d, the gay rap opera, Tea at Five starring Kate Mulgrew as Katharine Hepburn (also West Palm Beach), My First Time and Dr Sex, the acclaimed musical comedy about Alfred Kinsey. He has also been involved in the Broadway productions of 13, A Life In the Theater, Blithe Spirit, Speed the Plow, and Addams Family. 

In the non-profit world, he has produced benefits and galas for the National Alzheimer's Foundation (Rita Hayworth Gala), God's Love We Deliver, People With AIDS Coalition NY, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Actors Fund of America, Bailey House/AIDS Resource Center, People With AIDS Theater Workshop, and the Hetrick-Martin Institute. He is a member of the Off-Broadway League and a founding member of the Off-Broadway Alliance.

He has served on the Board of Governors of ATPAM, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers for over ten years. A native New Yorker, he is also a volunteer firefighter on Fire Island, where he maintains a summer home, and serves as Vice-President of his fire department.


David Gersten has worked as press representative on Broadway and off for over twenty years.

Among his favorite Broadway productions are the American premieres of Noel Coward's Waiting in the Wings (starring Lauren Bacall and Rosemary Harris), the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Herbal Bed, and Taking Sides starring Ed Harris and Daniel Massey; Linda Ronstadt in Canciones de me Padre, Avery Brooks as Paul Robeson, Kenny Loggins: On Broadway, the Georgian State Dance Company, Stardust, Late Nite Comic, and the gala 6000th performance of A Chorus Line. He has been privileged to work with some of Broadway's finest producers, including both Alexander H. Cohen and David Merrick.

David and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Valentine's Day, 1995, the Rainbow Room