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Matt Bomer, Larry Kramer, Campbell Brown Fill Out Cast for Staged Reading of Dustin Lance Black's Prop 8 Play

Casting additions to the Broadway staged reading of '8', Dustin Lance Black's dramatization of the Prop 8 trial, have been added to and confirmed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights:

8 Academy, Tony and four-time Emmy Award nominee Bob Balaban; acclaimed “White Collar” television star Matt Bomer; Emmy Award-winning journalist Campbell Brown; celebrated playwright and gay rights activist Larry Kramer; two-time Academy Award-nominated, multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning, two-time Tony Award-winning actor John Lithgow; Tony Award nominee and Broadway Impact Co-Founder Rory O’Malley; and Emmy Award winner and three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Bradley Whitford will appear in the world premiere of “8” on Broadway, joining the previously announced Anthony Edwards, Morgan Freeman, Cheyenne Jackson, Christine Lahti, Rob Reiner, Yeardley Smith and Marisa Tomei. The production is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which eliminated the right to marry for gay and lesbian couples in California.

What a cast!

It's a one-night-only event on September 19 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Link to ticket info here.

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  1. Amazing cast. If anyone can make reading from trial transcripts interesting and not a snoozefest, it would be this group.

    Posted by: Karl | Sep 9, 2011 9:18:49 AM

  2. I don't know what a play will achieve. It's a minor thing that won't resonate. We need to be out in the mainstream making our presence felt. Theatrical events don't resonate in the mainstream. Let's stop being timid and start activating into the mainstream.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 9, 2011 9:39:26 AM

  3. They will surely videotape this, won't they? AND put it on the 'Net for all to see?

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Sep 9, 2011 10:45:28 AM

  4. @Jason I agree 100%, why who did that guy Shakespeare think he was trying to resonate into the mainstream with his nutty ideas?

    Posted by: Karl | Sep 9, 2011 2:23:42 PM

  5. This little chat fest is a FAR cry from Shakespeare.

    Posted by: Marty | Sep 10, 2011 12:33:16 AM

  6. Phenom cast and best news is Matt Bomer!

    Posted by: Jeff J | Sep 12, 2011 1:58:18 PM

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