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From the creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch comes a new podcast musical: broke, failed artist Ceann Mackay performs a 24/7 “tumor telethon” to crowdfund his survival. Written and composed by John Cameron Mitchell and Bryan Weller.

From the creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch comes a new podcast musical: broke, failed artist Ceann Mackay performs a 24/7 “tumor telethon” to crowdfund his survival. Written and composed by John Cameron Mitchell and Bryan Weller.

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Episode 9 | Vivimancer
Nov 10, 2021

As the lines between reality and fiction blur, fractures appear in Ceann’s new family while his mother Maeve (Glenn Close) summons him to satisfy her ultimate demand. Songs in this episode: "Unborn/Unsound" and "Dissolve Me." Produced by Topic Studios.

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Episode 10: The Unnameable
Nov 10, 2021

All storylines hurtle towards climax as Ceann confronts his own personal Apocalypse. Songs in this episode: "The Quiet Savior," "The Unnameable," "Move From Me," "The Unnameable (Reprise)," "The End of Love (Reprise)," "Duet With America (Reprise)," and "Hymn to Life." Produced by Topic Studios.

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Episode 7: Joan the Baptist
Nov 3, 2021

Joan (Cynthia Erivo) joins Ceann and Jairo’s chosen family and Ceann learns his tumor is far from ordinary. Songs in this episode: "The New Messiah" and "Everybody Look." Produced by Topic Studios.

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Episode 8: If You Were Born
Nov 3, 2021

Joan (Cynthia Erivo), Jairo (Nakhane) and Ceann prepare for their baby’s arrival, while thousands in the present day prepare for the Homunculus. Ceann seeks out much-needed advice from his father (Denis O’Hare). Two petals to go. Songs in this episode: "If You Were Born," "Cloud of Unknowing," "Nobody Blink," and "Philosopher's Stone." Produced by Topic Studios.

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Episode 6: Let's Hear The Needle Drop
Oct 27, 2021

Ceann and Jairo (Nakhane) settle into domestic bliss, at least at first. Meanwhile, Ceann helps his Aunt Ida (Patti LuPone) with some unfinished business and we are introduced to a revival preacher named Joan the Baptist (Cynthia Erivo). Songs in this episode: "I See What I Am," "Cloud of Unknowing," and "Love You For Free." Produced by Topic Studios

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Episode 5: The Seraph
Oct 27, 2021

Enter Jairo (Nakhane), the young South African man who breaks into Ceann’s home and takes him on a journey into his own heart. Songs in this episode: "State Road," and "Prayer of the Mandrake." Produced by Topic Studios.

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Episode 3: Mnemonic
Oct 20, 2021

Struggling with the fragility of memory, Ceann tries to make a virtual relationship work with a long-distance lover (Mari Moriarty) and confronts a disturbing relationship with his boarding school teacher Father Angus (Alan Mandell).

Songs in this episode: "Gog and Demagogue," "Duet With America," and "Metaphor."

Produced by Topic Studios.

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Episode 4: The End Of Love
Oct 20, 2021

Ceann revisits glory days with his high school ex (Shalewa Sharpe) including his attempt to seduce legendary writer William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) into being his mentor. Song in this episode: "The End of Love."

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Episode 2: Fintan
Oct 13, 2021

As the pledges trickle in, Ceann reminisces about his military Dad (Denis O’Hare) and his kid brother Fintan (Christopher Hanke) with whom he has an unexpected reunion. Songs in this episode: Toy Train, and I Exist. Produced by Topic Studios.

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Episode 1: Alone
Oct 13, 2021

Broke and uninsured, struggling artist Ceann Mackay (John Cameron Mitchell) launches an online telethon to crowdfund his life-saving brain surgery. Ceann ushers his listeners into his "trailer home of secrets," opening up about his parents (Glenn Close and Denis O’Hare), his scholarly parrot, and his favorite jazz-singing aunt (Patti LuPone). Songs in this episode: "Homunculus," and "Second Glance." Produced by Topic Studios.

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Anthem: Homunculus Trailer
Oct 12, 2021

From the creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch comes a revolutionary podcast musical, written and composed by John Cameron Mitchell and Bryan Weller. Broke artist Ceann Mackay (Mitchell) starts an online telethon to crowdfund his survival. Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Nakhane and Patti LuPone co-star in a darkly hilarious musical retelling of Ceann's life as he realizes what’s killing him may be the very thing that saves us all.

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