Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei To Star In 'Prop 8' Play On Broadway

Morgan Freeman poses at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, Calif., on June 9, 2011 Morgan Freeman poses at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, Calif., on June 9, 2011

Anthony Edwards, Morgan Freeman, Cheyenne Jackson, Christine Lahti, Rob Reiner, Yeardley Smith and Marisa Tomei will appear in a one-night-only reading on Broadway of a play about Proposition 8.

On Wednesday, producers announced some of the cast members who will perform in Dustin Lance Black’s play “8’’ as part of a fundraiser at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Sept. 19.

Proposition 8 is the measure approved by California voters in 2008 that bans gay marriage in the state. A federal judge struck down the law last year. That ruling is being appealed.

The play, which is based on the trial transcript and interviews, will be directed by Tony Award-winning actor and director Joe Mantello.

Black won the Oscar for “Milk,” his biopic of gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk.

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