Singer-songwriter Aaron David Gleason
“Come Hell and High Water”
Directed by Joanna Gleason
AT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, THE BROADWAY SUPPER CLUB
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club and 2022 Tony Award® Honored for Excellence in Theater is delighted to welcome back Aaron David Gleason for his brand new show “Come Hell and High Water” on July 26e.
Aaron David Gleason has been a rocker, punk, and outlier on the New York music and theater scene for over 10 years. Gleason has been a regular presence at FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, performing at the memorable David Bowie tribute concerts and other “54 Sings” events. Son of Tony Award-winning actress Joanna Gleason, Aaron is ready to build on the family legacy by stepping out of his carefully crafted persona and finally being HIMSELF.
This show is a deeply personal exploration of Gleason’s life experiences, heavily influenced by the many challenges of the past year. During this evening of original and popular songs that have helped him, Aaron will share how he faces adversity with strength and compassion. Told through Aaron’s heartfelt songs in a wild first-person narrative, “Come Hell and High Water” is the mother and son duo’s first “official” collaboration.
“My goal with this show is to exorcise all of the negative experiences I’ve had over these many months and highlight how the power of family, relationships, and music can truly heal,” shares Aaron Gleason. “My mother, who has so much expertise and knowledge to pass on, encouraged me to show my vulnerable side which I hope will resonate (and also entertain) the audience.”
Joanna Gleason, who recently presented her show “Out of the Eclipse” at FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, is thrilled to return to the supper club, this time as a director.
“I was thrilled when Aaron asked me to collaborate,” Joanna Gleason said. “I’m such a fan and this show is so deeply honest and funny. And the music is awesome. It’s a real treat for me.”
Under the musical direction of Darnell White, the evening features an incredible band that includes Neal Rosenthal, Joshua Roberts, Irene Blackman, Bella Mordous and Joseph Wallace.
Aaron David Gleason in “Come Hell and High Water” plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54e Street) July 26e. There is a $30-40 cover charge and a $25 minimum for food and drink. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Day of show tickets after 4:00 p.m. are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
MORE ABOUT AARON DAVID GLEASON
For more than 17 years, Aaron David Gleason has zigzagged trashy dance-rock with well-established conventions and monstrous, limitless grooves. His songwriting has been a thick thread connecting each moment to the next, and his voice, a beacon of hope for the continued importance of rock music. By posting such a comprehensive snapshot of his musical journey, he seeks to better understand not only himself and his place in the world, but also the agency the listener can only experience in the healing power of music. Midnight Radio – All Hours, Midnight Radio – Other Hours, Gilly Leads and This is Aaron David Gleason are resolutely vulnerable, defy genres and tremble with boundless heroism.
Gleason is currently working on a follow-up to the hit 2017 album, Ironic Observer (added to 54 radio stations), and branching out into acting and storytelling.
More information about Gleason can be found on its official website: https://www.aarondavidgleason.com/
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Feinstein/54 below was founded for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, established and new, who sing not only the music of Broadway and The Great American Songbook, but also new material for the Broadway and off-Broadway stages. The club features fine dining and stunning stage, light and sound designs entirely envisioned by Broadway designers. For performers, writers, musicians and more, Feinstein’s/54 Below gives the opportunity to advance their craft, expand their repertoire and develop their voice in a more personal way, making them stronger in as artists. It gives Broadway fans the opportunity to see their favorite performers in a different way, deepen their relationship, and understand their talent.
Recipient of the 2022 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater, Feinstein’s/54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers past and present, promoting an ongoing commitment to their work. It is also a place of innovation in musical writing and performance. The collaborations born at Feinstein’s/54 Below give birth to and contribute to the development of new theatrical projects and new musicals. Additionally, its streaming video activities and popular audio recordings support these activities, helping to create new Broadway audiences around the world, both in terms of age and geography.
Feinstein’s/54 Below is one of the busiest venues in town, presenting over 700 shows each year. Unique in its mission, it has become an indispensable member of the Broadway ecosystem, providing a place for seasoned and emerging artists to hone their craft, try out new work, grow their fanbases, and come together as a community. The management team includes owners and nine-time Tony Award winners, Broadway producers Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel, creative and programming director Jennifer Ashley Tepper and restaurant general manager Mandisa Boxill .
Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club features live shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Late night programming will resume in the coming months. Tickets and information are on 54below.com