Chris Colfer, Kevin Bacon, and John C. Reilly Join Cast of Prop 8 Play in Los Angeles


Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer and John C. Reilly are the final cast members to be announced for the one-night-only Los Angeles production of Dustin Lance Black's Prop 8 play '8' on March 3.

They join George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Martin Sheen, Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cleve Jones, Christine Lahti, Matthew Morrison, Rory O'Malley, Yeardley Smith and George Takei.

Writes the Hollywood Reporter: "Reilly will play United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who found Proposition 8 unconstitutional after presiding over the historic twelve-day public trial.  Bacon will play Charles J. Cooper, the lead attorney for the anti-marriage proponents of Proposition 8. And Colfer will play Ryan Kendall, who testified about his experience being sent by his parents to so-called “reparative therapy” as a teenager."

As I mentioned late last week, we're giving away a pair of tickets to see '8'.

ou can sign up to win using the form in the right-hand column on the front page of our site, or use the widget below. A winner will be chosen at random on February 17 from all entries received by Towleroad and

It's a $1,000 value (in other words, two $500 tickets).

Find the entry form, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Ok, I really need to win the Towleroad contest. I have friends who are Glee fanatics (I like the show, but I'm not insane about it), and I have another friend who happens to be ... Ryan Kendall.

    Don't mean to be all name droppy*, but this is too rad - and I really would love to see Chris Colfer play my pal ... and ya know, would super much love to see "8."

    *not that more than 5 people have ever heard of Ryan Kendall before Chris Colfer signed on to play him.


    Posted by: Zlick | Feb 15, 2012 11:02:58 AM

  2. I really hope that someone brings this to San Francisco. PLEASE!!!

    Posted by: Tom | Feb 15, 2012 12:31:11 PM

  3. I assure you, Zlick, more than 5 people already knew who Ryan Kendall is, at least regarding the Prop 8 case.

    I'm sure hundreds have seen Jarod Einsohn portray him in the re-enactments on YouTube, and others have seen Rory O'Malley's portrayal in New York's production of 8.

    But I agree Chris Colfer will bring a new level of attention to him. Best of luck.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 15, 2012 11:37:53 PM

  4. This really needs to be filmed so that more people of my age group, as well as a wider audience gets to witness first hand. The fact that strong veteran actors are contributing to this event is amazing. I don't know much about Glee, but what I do know is that Chris Colfer is an incredible talent and the fact that he will be acting alongside these actors is a testament to his strong performance and acting skills. I wished I was able to see this performance live, but all I can do is hope that they will tape it and feature it on television so that others may be both entertained and taught of this landmark ruling.

    Posted by: loretta | Feb 20, 2012 5:21:11 PM

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