Glenn Close, Cynthia Erivo and Patti LuPone To Join John Cameron Mitchell For New Podcast ANTHEM
From award-winning author and director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shrill) Anthem is an edgy anthology series produced by TOPIC (Missing Richard Simmons) that tells a unique American story through a distinct musical voice.
Anthem, a groundbreaking and ambitious new podcast that combines music, drama, film and theater, and is unlike anything currently available.
In the premiere season, HOMUNCULUS, a broke, solitary, and bitterly funny shut-in, Ceann Mackay, launches the world's first online radio "tumor telethon" to raise money to remove his brain tumor. Our audience is taken on a darkly hilarious journey of his life story through flashback and song, until sudden fame arrives when he realizes the thing that is killing him may be the very thing that'll save us all.
More Information on Anthem Premiering 4/23/2019
Anthem is an intimate storytelling experience created just for listeners. It combines the density of series television with the excitement of musical theater and live concert. The 31 original songs--ranging from rock to soul, jazz to punk, High Church to pure pop--are delivered by 40 actors (who hold 7 Tony Awards ®) and 30 musicians on one unconventional audio stage. (Glenn Close sings a punk song nailed to a cross, Patti Lupone is a junkie nun singing bebop, Cynthia Erivo is Joan the Baptist spreading the Gospel of the Virgin Mary.) Anthem teeters on the razor-funny knife-edge of life as the characters struggle to live after loss, love after hate, and survive in a world flirting with Apocalypse. Created by John Cameron Mitchell and Bryan Weller, Anthem: Homunculus is the first in the new anthology series from Topic Studios. Click Here to Tune In
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