New electro-swing musical Whisper Darkly to release concept album

Whisper Darkly - Album Cover

A star-stunned cast will feature on a new concept album from new musical Whisper Darkly.

TBIC Music Group is set to release the record on 23 February, blending the charm of 1920s and 1930s jazz with modern electronic dance music (EDM) beats.

Whisper Darkly is a ground-breaking project that fuses the joy and sophistication of jazz and Vaudeville from the ’20s and ’30s with the infectious sounds of 21st-century EDM. This concept album is a collaborative effort featuring top talent from Broadway, jazz, and the electro-swing genre.

Whisper Darkly features music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle (Meet John Doe, Glory, Mississippi) and book by DJ Salisbury (Moonshine and Mistletoe, The Man Who Would Be King). The album is produced by Andrew Gerle and PiSk (Roberto Costa), and co-produced by Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Stephen Della Pietra, Avadon Broadway LLC.

The cast stars Aléna Watters (The Cher Show), Kayla Davion (Tina), Keri René Fuller (Six: The Musical), Tony Award nominees Brad Oscar (The Producers) and Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Alli Mauzey (Kimberly Akimbo), Claybourne Elder (Company), and the West End’s Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon). Also featured are Victoria Huston-Elem, Riley Noland, Graham Stevens, Hansel Tan, Khalifa White, D’Kaylah Whitley and Luke Hawkins.

Set in 1928, Whisper Darkly transports the audience to the Hush Club, a notorious Manhattan speakeasy. The narrative revolves around the club’s proprietress, Topeka McShane, her niece Evie, and a dramatic evening triggered by the appearance of singing sensation Wysandria Cole Davis.

The album features 15 tracks created with the assistance of PiSk and Santiago Deluchi, a Latin Grammy Award nominee. It also includes a jazz band with Grammy-nominated violinist Sara Caswell and other renowned musicians, enhancing the authentic jazz experience.

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