Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer join ‘8’ cast

Dustin Lance Black play set for March 3 benefit perf

Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer and John C. Reilly have been added to the performance of “8,” Dustin Lance Black’s play about the Prop 8 trial that will be staged at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on March 3.

The event is a benefit organized by the American Foundation for Equal Rights, the org of entertainment and political activists pursuing the case in federal court, and Broadway Impact, the nonprofit set up to mobilize the theater community in support of same-sex marriage equality.

Others in the cast include George Clooney and Martin Sheen as David Boies and Ted Olson, respectively, the lead counsels for the plaintiffs in the case. Rob Reiner is directing, and has a role in the play.

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