The cast for the West Coast one-night production of Dustin Lance Black’s “8″ has been announced, and it’s rather hottie-intense. Here’s the announcement from the American Foundation for Equal Rights:
All-Star Cast for West Coast Premiere of Dustin Lance Black’s “8” Announced
January 18, 2012
Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cleve Jones, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Rory O’Malley, Rob Reiner, Martin Sheen, Yeardley Smith, and George Takei Will Appear in One Night Only Exclusive Event on March 3, 2012
Everyone involved gets more than a little Hollywood polish, including David Blankenhorn, the defendants’ hapless witness who eventually said that we would be more American on the day we permitted same-sex marriages:
George Clooney and Martin Sheen will play plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, the all-star attorneys who notably faced-off in Bush v. Gore. Christine Lahti and Jamie Lee Curtis will play plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, a lesbian couple together for eleven years and the parents of four boys. Matthew Morrison and Matt Bomer will play plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, a gay couple together over ten years.
Jane Lynch will play prominent opponent of marriage equality Maggie Gallagher, co-founder and former chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. Rob Reiner will play David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the Institute for American Values.
Paul and Jeff must be over the moon. Seriously, if Google images is back up after the SOPA/PIPA darkness, check out Matt “White Collar” Bomer. And there’s a built-in “Glee” audience for Matthew “Will Shuster” Morrison.
Tickets and sponsorship for this event, to benefit AFER’s court fight for equal marriage rights, are available here.