New immersive electro-swing musical Whisper Darkly releases concept album

Whisper Darkly

Whisper Darkly, a new immersive electro-swing musical, has released concept album for streaming and digital download.

Released on Friday, February 23, the album marks a pioneering venture into the electro-swing genre, blending elements of 1920s and 1930s jazz with contemporary EDM beats.

Whisper Darkly boasts an impressive creative team, with music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle, known for his work on musicals such as Meet John Doe and Glory, Mississippi, and a book by DJ Salisbury, whose previous projects include Moonshine and Mistletoe and The Man Who Would Be King.

The album is produced by Andrew Gerle and PiSk (Roberto Costa), with co-production by Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Stephen Della Pietra of Avadon Broadway LLC.

The musical transports audiences back to 1928, inside Manhattan’s infamous speakeasy, the Hush Club. Under the management of Topeka McShane, the venue is a melting pot of entertainers and patrons, including the arrival of international singing sensation Wysandria Cole Davis, which sets off a chain of events that will forever alter the lives of those involved.

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.

The album’s jazz band includes Grammy Award-nominated violinist Sara Caswell; one of Modern Drummer’s top up-and-coming drummers in the world, Josh Roberts; trumpeter Alphonso Horne (Shuffle Along, Count Basie Orchestra); and Italian accordion virtuoso Roberto Gervasi.

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