Ellen Barkin Joins Cast of Play about Prop 8 Case

September 15, 2011 - 3:25 PM
Theater 8

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2011 file photo, actress Ellen Barkin arrives for the opening of the 37th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, France. Barkin will star in a new play by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black about the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California. It will be performed as part of a fundraiser at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York for one night only on Sept. 19 (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers have revealed the glittering final cast list for a new Broadway play about the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California.

Ellen Barkin, Kate Shindle and Stephen Spinella have been added to "8," a play about Proposition 8 by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

The play is based on the trial transcript and interviews from last year's court fight over California's gay marriage ban. It will be performed as a reading at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre for one night only — Monday.

The new cast members join already announced Morgan Freeman, Anthony Edwards, John Lithgow, Cheyenne Jackson, Campbell Brown, Christine Lahti, Rob Reiner and Larry Kramer. Marisa Tomei had to withdraw from the reading because of a film scheduling conflict.

___

Online:

Play site: http://www.afer.org/broadway8