In an interview with Newsday, Sheik said that the World War-II era musical, co-authored with Kyle Jarrow, is aiming for a January 2010 bow at the Old Globe. The 2009-2010 season at the Globe has not been announced. Set in a lighthouse on a remote New England coast, Whisper House follows the life of a grief-stricken young boy who loses his father in World War II and is sent by his mother to live with his spinster aunt. The boy's longings come to musical life as seen through the eyes of the ghosts who inhabit the lighthouse.
Sheik's solo album of songs from the musical, also entitled "Whisper House," was released from RCA Victor in January. Songs from the album include "Better to Be Dead," "We're Here to Tell You," "And Now We Sing," "The Tale of Solomon Snell," "Earthbound Starlight," "Play Your Part," "You've Really Gone and Done It Now," "How It Feels," "I Don't Believe in You" and "Take A Bow."
Sheik, who earned Tony Awards for his score and orchestrations on Spring Awakening, is also at work on the musicals The Nightingale and Nero with Tony-winning Spring Awakening collaborator Steven Sater. His albums include "Duncan Sheik," "Humming," "Phantom Moon," "Daylight" and "White Limousine."
For information about the album "Whisper House," visit WhisperHouse.