DDPR - Daniel Demello Public Relations

DDPR - Daniel Demello Public Relations DDPR designs strategic press campaigns that extract the timely, relevant, and newsworthy in order to secure increased press coverage for your business.

Dan DeMello (DDPR) is a publicist specializing in entertainment and technology. He has coordinated press campaigns in the United States, Canada, Germany and the U.K. In the past 13 years he’s publicized hundreds of Off Broadway productions and countless galas and major events. DDPR clients include Pan Asian Repertory Theater, Working Theater, NY Deaf Theatre, Psycho Clan, InViolet Theater Company,

Dan DeMello (DDPR) is a publicist specializing in entertainment and technology. He has coordinated press campaigns in the United States, Canada, Germany and the U.K. In the past 13 years he’s publicized hundreds of Off Broadway productions and countless galas and major events. DDPR clients include Pan Asian Repertory Theater, Working Theater, NY Deaf Theatre, Psycho Clan, InViolet Theater Company,

Operating as usual

12/19/2021
NY1 coverage of Toy Express

Many thanks to NY1 for covering First Responders Children’s Foundation and our Toy Express event honoring FDNY-EMT Yadira Arroyo.

12/18/2021

Thank you Fox 5 and Good Day New York!

First Responders Children’s Foundation and the NYPD are honored to be a New York Hero of the Day!

First Responders Children's Foundation Toy Drive has begun. Many thanks to Fox17 in Michigan for the coverage of our eve...
12/06/2021
First responders to deliver toys to patients at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

First Responders Children's Foundation Toy Drive has begun. Many thanks to Fox17 in Michigan for the coverage of our event there in Grand Rapids! https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/grand-rapids/first-responders-to-deliver-toys-to-patients-at-helen-devos-childrens-hospital

Seventeen different police and first responder agencies will caravan to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday with a large supply of toys for the patients there.

We’re going a little bit country tonight! All in celebration of first responder heroes across America!
10/27/2021

We’re going a little bit country tonight! All in celebration of first responder heroes across America!

We’re going a little bit country tonight! All in celebration of first responder heroes across America!

09/15/2021
CNN on 9/11

Thank you CNN for taking the time to speak with Gladys Mitchell and JIllian Crane, President of the First Responders Children's Foundation. It was a somber 9/11 morning, but very special to be with these two women as they spoke about the inportance of our hero 911 dispatchers who are truly appreciated.

Giant thanks to NBC and The Today Show for featuring First Responders Children's Foundation on their website. The 9/11 s...
09/10/2021
Children of 9/11 first responders are saving lives themselves as health care workers

Giant thanks to NBC and The Today Show for featuring First Responders Children's Foundation on their website. The 9/11 stories of Thomas, Miah and Samantha are powerful to say the least. So proud to be part of an organization that does such good for others - especially the rescuers who show up for us 365 days a year!

https://www.today.com/health/these-children-9-11-first-responders-are-pursuing-health-care-t230500

Three adult children of NYPD and FDNY rescuers share how their parents inspired them to enter medicine and become helpers themselves.

Many thanks to PIX 11 for spotlighting the amazing Matthew Brophy, whose dad died due to a 9/11 related illness after re...
08/27/2021
Foundation helps children who lost first responder parents on 9/11

Many thanks to PIX 11 for spotlighting the amazing Matthew Brophy, whose dad died due to a 9/11 related illness after rescuing people down at the WTC after the tragedy - 20 years ago! Matthew and all of us at First Responders Children’s Foundation appreciate the coverage!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/pix11.com/news/local-news/september-11-20-years-later/foundation-helps-children-who-lost-first-responder-parents-on-9-11/amp/

NEW YORK — A college student lost his dad to a 9/11-related illness when he was just three years old and now, years later, an organization started in the wake of the terror attacks has helped…

DDPR is very proud to be representing a second show produced by Bruce Willis, “My Mother’s Severed Head” which will run ...
08/24/2021
Bruce Willis Will Produce Charles Cissel's My Mother’s Severed Head Off-Broadway | Playbill

DDPR is very proud to be representing a second show produced by Bruce Willis, “My Mother’s Severed Head” which will run on 42nd Street this September!

I can’t tell you enough how truly fantastic this show is. They had me at “severed head”!

https://www.playbill.com/article/bruce-willis-will-produce-charles-cissels-my-mothers-severed-head-off-broadway

The play will run at Theatre Row.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Friends The Musical Parody as well as the cast and crew of The Office Musical Pa...
08/05/2021
The One Where It’s a Live Musical Parody of Your Favorite TV Show

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Friends The Musical Parody as well as the cast and crew of The Office Musical Parody - along with the brilliant writers Bob McSmith and Tobly McSmith. What a dynamic and vibrant double feature! It's online right now and runs in print tomorrow so be sure to check it out on actual paper too! Many thanks to Darryn King and the The New York Times for your coverage of these two Off-Broadway shows running at The Theater Center

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/theater/friends-the-office-stranger-things-musicals.html

“We made these musicals to get people who don’t go to musicals go to musicals,” said a creator of the Off Broadway “Friends” and “The Office” parodies. “They’re a gateway drug.”

So proud to announce that Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have raised more than $3 Million for DDPR client First Respond...
08/04/2021
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s ‘Stuck With U’ Raised Over $3.5 Million for First Responders Children’s Foundation (EXCLUSIVE)

So proud to announce that Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have raised more than $3 Million for DDPR client First Responders Children's Foundation! Many thanks to Variety for your coverage of this! So appreciated.

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/ariana-grande-justin-bieber-stuck-with-u-first-responders-childrens-foundation-1235033162/

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s lockdown-inspired single, “Stuck With U,” has now raised over $3.5 million for the First Responders Children’s Foundation, going directly t…

Congratulations to DDPR client Denise Fennell. We worked closely with her and her newlywed, and The New York Times on on...
07/30/2021
Always a Bride and Groom, Now Together as a Married Couple

Congratulations to DDPR client Denise Fennell. We worked closely with her and her newlywed, and The New York Times on one of the coolest stories this office has ever crafted and pitched. Congrats on your nuptials Denise and Rick! We adore you! And thank you to the amazing Vincent Malozzi and his editors at The Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/style/denise-fennell-rick-pasqualone-wedding.html

Denise Fennell and Rick Pasqualone were married an estimated 5,000 times between them as stars in “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” the Off Broadway hit.

Thank you to News12 Brooklyn and News12 Bronx for this fantastic piece about First Responders Children's Foundation and ...
07/29/2021
19-year-old receives $10,000 scholarship for family's heroism during 9/11 attack

Thank you to News12 Brooklyn and News12 Bronx for this fantastic piece about First Responders Children's Foundation and the inspiring young nursing student Thomas Caputo. We appreciate the coverage!

https://bronx.news12.com/19-year-old-receives-10-000-scholarship-for-familys-heroism-during-9-11-attack

This year will mark 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. Over the years, a national foundation has been giving back to local children of first responders who died on that tragic day.

Many thanks to City Guide Magazine for naming MANDELA one of the top theater attractions to see in NYC right now! We app...
07/01/2021

Many thanks to City Guide Magazine for naming MANDELA one of the top theater attractions to see in NYC right now! We appreciate the coverage!

Many thanks to City Guide Magazine for naming MANDELA one of the top theater attractions to see in NYC right now! We appreciate the coverage!

Thank you so much to Gay City News for coming out to review Camp Morning Wood: A Very Naked Musical. We love this!https:...
06/13/2021
Chaotic, Campy Q***r Fantasia

Thank you so much to Gay City News for coming out to review Camp Morning Wood: A Very Naked Musical. We love this!

https://www.gaycitynews.com/camp-morning-wood-very-naked-musical/

If you went to Cherry Grove on Fire Island, had one too many Cosmos at the Ice Palace Underwear Party, passed out while stumbling through the Meat Rack wearing nothing but your Nasty Pig jock strap, and had a wild fever-dream, it might be something like “Camp Morning Wood: A Very Naked Musical.”...

Congratulations to DDPR client First Responders Children's Foundation on a most successful charitable event MetLife Stad...
06/07/2021
FDNY, NYPD Renew Rivalry At Fun City Bowl At MetLife Stadium

Congratulations to DDPR client First Responders Children's Foundation on a most successful charitable event MetLife Stadium yesterday! New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and NYPD went head to head on a brutally hot day to raise money for the children and families who lost a loved one on 9/11. This was a 20-Year Commemoration and a special day for all. Thank you CBS New York for the coverage!

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/06/06/fdny-nypd-renew-rivalry-at-fun-city-bowl-at-metlife-stadium/

New York's Bravest and Finest squared off on the gridiron Sunday, continuing an annual tradition.

Good morning East Rutherford! Up before the sun and excited for DDPR’s first event at an 84,000 seat venue - MetLife Sta...
06/06/2021

Good morning East Rutherford! Up before the sun and excited for DDPR’s first event at an 84,000 seat venue - MetLife Stadium! Ready and raring to go. It’s game day between the FDNY and NYPD to benefit one of the most important organizations in NYC: First Responders Children's Foundation #FunCityBowl #football #nypdfootball #fdnyfootball #newadventures #gratitude #rebirth #firstresponders

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Houswives Of Secuacus: What a Drag! and thank you so much to WNBC and New York L...
05/19/2021
Meet ‘The Housewives of Secaucus'

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Houswives Of Secuacus: What a Drag! and thank you so much to WNBC and New York Live for your overage of one of the few shows running in NYC with a live cast right now. Your support of small Off-Broadway shows is so appreciated.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow (May 20 - NYC Ch 4) at 11:30AM for the whole piece!

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/the-scene/new-york-live/meet-the-housewives-of-secaucus/3063136/

Joelle Garguilo breaks bread and spills tea with Brenda and Anita from “The Housewives of Secaucus” at Il Forna Brick Oven Pizza.

Thank you New York Daily News for covering this important story about Pacific Legal Foundation taking on our case - whic...
05/13/2021
Live theaters, hung out to dry

Thank you New York Daily News for covering this important story about Pacific Legal Foundation taking on our case - which will set important precedent should a pandemic ever threaten to cripple NYC again. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-live-theaters-hung-out-to-dry-20210512-qvi4ex7f6jdwzjpve7xrmitx2a-story.html

From million-dollar productions on the Great White Way to shoe-string experimental off-Broadway shows, live theater and performance is the lifeblood of New York City. And yet, for more than a year, productions throughout New York City have been shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However...

05/05/2021

Many thanks to ABC7NY for featuring The The Theater Center today, as we present several of the only live productions running in New York, including The Office Musical Parody, Perfect Crime and Lilies. Thank you Lauren Glassberg for shining a spotlight on our little shows.

DDPR offers a big thank you to AFP News Agency (the global French media outlet) for working with us on this terrific sto...
05/03/2021
New York’s oldest play blazes trail as Broadway waits

DDPR offers a big thank you to AFP News Agency (the global French media outlet) for working with us on this terrific story highlighting the fact that about The Theater Center and Perfect Crime are back up and running - blazing a trail - and helping audiences feel safe inside theaters again before Broadway opens back up:

https://entertainment.inquirer.net/409432/new-yorks-oldest-play-blazes-trail-as-broadway-waits

Broadway is not due to return until September but New York's longest-running play is already back, thanks to its indomitable lead.

Many thanks to The New Yorker for being among the very first to return to indoor, in-person theater - attending The Offi...
04/30/2021

Many thanks to The New Yorker for being among the very first to return to indoor, in-person theater - attending The Office Musical Parody! We appreciate you joining us as NYC theater returns!

Many thanks to The New Yorker for being among the very first to return to indoor, in-person theater - attending The Office Musical Parody! We appreciate you joining us as NYC theater returns!

DDPR arranged for client Catherine Russell to speak with Darryn King of The New York Times. The resulting piece is an in...
04/19/2021
A Tireless Actress, Back at the Scene of the ‘Crime’

DDPR arranged for client Catherine Russell to speak with Darryn King of The New York Times. The resulting piece is an inspiring one that is testimony to her resilience and the resilience of her Off-Broadway play Perfect Crime. Congratulations Catherine! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/theater/perfect-crime-reopening-catherine-russell.html

Before the pandemic, Catherine Russell had missed only four performances of an Off Broadway perennial since 1987. She was onstage for its reopening.

Thank you Mayor Bill de Blasio for attending our first performance of Perfect Crime. Actors are back on the New York Sta...
04/19/2021

Thank you Mayor Bill de Blasio for attending our first performance of Perfect Crime. Actors are back on the New York Stage and it feels tremendous! Thank you Actors' Equity Association and everyone who showed true community spirit tonight as we get NYC theater back up and running! #offbroadway #theater

Congratulations to DDPR client Catherine Russell on her historic reopening. On April 18 she’ll start her 35th year of pe...
04/14/2021
Perfect Crime Will Reopen Off-Broadway | Playbill

Congratulations to DDPR client Catherine Russell on her historic reopening. On April 18 she’ll start her 35th year of performances. Catherine also fought a good fight that helped dozens of actors and creatives get back to work after a terrible year.

https://www.playbill.com/article/perfect-crime-will-reopen-off-broadway

The production is the first in New York City that utilizes live actors to receive reopening approval by Actors' Equity.

Happy opening night to the cast and crew of the only Off-Broadway musical in New York. And thanks to ABC 7 NY for coveri...
04/09/2021
'The Office: A Musical Parody' is 1st New York City stage musical to reopen

Happy opening night to the cast and crew of the only Off-Broadway musical in New York. And thanks to ABC 7 NY for covering it!

https://abc7ny.com/entertainment/the-office-a-musical-parody-is-1st-nyc-stage-musical-to-reopen/10501947/

The reopening of Broadway theaters is still many months away, but the lights are coming back Off-Broadway -- where it's still possible to make money with only one-third of the seats filled.

Congratulations to our entire cast - splashing up the pages of today’s New York Post! Happy opening night!
04/09/2021

Congratulations to our entire cast - splashing up the pages of today’s New York Post! Happy opening night!

Congratulations to our entire cast - splashing up the pages of today’s New York Post! Happy opening night!

03/25/2021
Good Day New York! We’re reopening on April 9

Thank you to Good Day New York for covering our reopening on April 9! The Office Musical Parody will be among the first productions to reopen in New York - with many safety precautions and protocols in place!

03/24/2021
The Office! A Musical Parody is Reopening 4/9

Thanks a ton to NBC New York for this terrific coverage on the reopening of The Office Musical Parody. We’re so excited to be among the very first shows to reopen with limited capacity and many safety precautions in place.

Thank you to CBS New York for covering the news that small theaters will be allowed to reopen (for the first time in one...
03/04/2021
Smaller Entertainment Venues Set To Reopen Next Month In New York

Thank you to CBS New York for covering the news that small theaters will be allowed to reopen (for the first time in one year) and featuring The Theater Center, among them. We had hoped, fought, and prayed for this. More exciting news to come!

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/03/04/ny-entertainment-venues-reopen-next-month/

Starting April 2, New York arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, with up to 100 people inside and 200 outside.

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Many thanks to NY1 for covering First Responders Children’s Foundation and our Toy Express event honoring FDNY-EMT Yadira Arroyo.
Thank you Fox 5 and Good Day New York! First Responders Children’s Foundation and the NYPD are honored to be a New York Hero of the Day!
First Responders Children's Foundation Toy Drive has begun. Many thanks to Fox17 in Michigan for the coverage of our event there in Grand Rapids! https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/grand-rapids/first-responders-to-deliver-toys-to-patients-at-helen-devos-childrens-hospital
Thanks to ABC 7 for spending the morning with so many amazing first responder families and the First Responders Children’s Foundation. Your coverage was greatly appreciated. https://abc7ny.com/first-responder-families-fallen-officer-firefighter/11270975/
We’re going a little bit country tonight! All in celebration of first responder heroes across America!
Thank you CNN for taking the time to speak with Gladys Mitchell and JIllian Crane, President of the First Responders Children's Foundation. It was a somber 9/11 morning, but very special to be with these two women as they spoke about the inportance of our hero 911 dispatchers who are truly appreciated.
Giant thanks to NBC and The Today Show for featuring First Responders Children's Foundation on their website. The 9/11 stories of Thomas, Miah and Samantha are powerful to say the least. So proud to be part of an organization that does such good for others - especially the rescuers who show up for us 365 days a year! https://www.today.com/health/these-children-9-11-first-responders-are-pursuing-health-care-t230500
Many thanks to PIX 11 for spotlighting the amazing Matthew Brophy, whose dad died due to a 9/11 related illness after rescuing people down at the WTC after the tragedy - 20 years ago! Matthew and all of us at First Responders Children’s Foundation appreciate the coverage! https://www.google.com/amp/s/pix11.com/news/local-news/september-11-20-years-later/foundation-helps-children-who-lost-first-responder-parents-on-9-11/amp/
DDPR is very proud to be representing a second show produced by Bruce Willis, “My Mother’s Severed Head” which will run on 42nd Street this September! I can’t tell you enough how truly fantastic this show is. They had me at “severed head”! https://www.playbill.com/article/bruce-willis-will-produce-charles-cissels-my-mothers-severed-head-off-broadway
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Friends The Musical Parody as well as the cast and crew of The Office Musical Parody - along with the brilliant writers Bob McSmith and Tobly McSmith. What a dynamic and vibrant double feature! It's online right now and runs in print tomorrow so be sure to check it out on actual paper too! Many thanks to Darryn King and the The New York Times for your coverage of these two Off-Broadway shows running at The Theater Center https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/theater/friends-the-office-stranger-things-musicals.html
So proud to announce that Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have raised more than $3 Million for DDPR client First Responders Children's Foundation! Many thanks to Variety for your coverage of this! So appreciated. https://variety.com/2021/music/news/ariana-grande-justin-bieber-stuck-with-u-first-responders-childrens-foundation-1235033162/
Congratulations to DDPR client Denise Fennell. We worked closely with her and her newlywed, and The New York Times on one of the coolest stories this office has ever crafted and pitched. Congrats on your nuptials Denise and Rick! We adore you! And thank you to the amazing Vincent Malozzi and his editors at The Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/style/denise-fennell-rick-pasqualone-wedding.html