Dustin Lance Black, who snagged an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay by writing Milk starring Sean Penn, has turned his talent to Prop. 8, using courtroom transcripts and interviews to create a Broadway-bound play called "8."
And befitting Black's reputation, 8 has attracted several luminaries from television and film -- including Sir Morgan Freeman, hunky Cheyenne Jackson ("Glee" and "30 Rock") and Marisa "My Cousin Vinny" Tomei. Tony-Award-winner Joe Mantello will direct.
They and the rest of the cast will be at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in NYC September 19th for a one-night reading -- a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER).
It's an artistic echo of Prop 8: The Musical starring Jack Black as Jesus.