8 the play streaming live tonight

Owen22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/24/11
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 06:55pm
I'm sure everyone must know about this, right? Its not on the first page (that I could find) so here's the info.

Log on to You Tube at 7:30 (Pacific Time, 10:30 Eastern) to see George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matt Bomer, Chris Coffer, Jamie Lee Curtis and a whole bunch of other famous-type folk perform Dustin Lance Black's treatment of the Prop 8 Case (based on the actual court transcripts).

Here's the link: http://www.afer.org/live/


Updated On: 3/3/12 at 06:55 PM
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 07:19pm
Can't wait!

This also was covered by Mashable: http://mashable.com/2012/03/02/youtube-propostion-8-play/
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 07:21pm
Will you be able to watch it tomorrow?
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 10:18pm
Ugh, I really want to watch it but won't be free when it is streaming
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 10:25pm
willep, what do you mean? The live stream is free.

EDIT: Just realized I misread. Sorry!
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 3/3/12 at 10:25 PM
dshnookie
Broadway Star
joined:9/15/07
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 10:28pm
willep has other plans at the time of the stream
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 10:33pm
Haha yeah, I meant that I am unavailable to watch it. I'm gonna catch the first couple minutes but that's it.
Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 10:55pm
Ugh, mine keeps buffering every three seconds...and why did it just cut to an infomercial during Matt and Matt...I can watch this again tomorrow, right?
welcometothetheater
Understudy
joined:12/28/11
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 11:30pm
@Jay Lerner-Z, the infomercial (or campaign ad, you mean?) is part of the script. My college is doing a reading of this in the fall.
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Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/3/12 at 11:34pm
Thanks - I realized that later on, the first time it cut off Matt Bomer mid sentence, so I wasn't sure!
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 12:05am
"And that's what we did: We put fear and prejudice on trial. And fear and prejudice lost."

--George Clooney, portraying David Boies in "8"

yr pal,
joey




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Updated On: 3/4/12 at 12:05 AM
bjh2114
Broadway Legend
joined:4/19/06
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 12:13am
Martin Sheen took my breath away.
welcometothetheater
Understudy
joined:12/28/11
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 12:28am
bjh2114, I so agree. A brilliant, chilling speech.
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AwesomeDanny
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/09
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 12:29am
Martin Sheen gave by far the best performance of the bunch. Most of the other performances felt very forced. Perhaps a future production with a longer rehearsal time will benefit the play more.
kidbroadway2
Leading Actor
joined:3/26/10
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 12:31am
Looked at sections of it, seemed pretty good. Hopefully they post the Martin Sheen speech as separate, because I missed that.
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 12:42am
AwesomeDanny, while I agree that Sheen's speech was the highlight, I completely disagree that all the other performances felt "forced." Jamie Lee Curtis and Christine Lahti (who did the reading here in New York in the same role) were particularly moving.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
bwayfan7000
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/09
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 01:12am
I completely forgot this was happening and I missed this. I really hope that another way to watch it will pop up.
"Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos."-Stephen Sondheim
bjh2114
Broadway Legend
joined:4/19/06
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 01:17am
The whole thing will be available for viewing on the website later. Other than Sheen, I thought Brad Pitt did a really good job as the judge and Kevin Bacon did an excellent job as the defense attorney. Also, I was VERY surprised by how much I liked Chris Colfer, whom I usually cannot stand.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 01:31am
It's actually up NOW (yay!) but only for about a week.
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bwayfan7000
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/09
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 01:35am
Hooray! I can't wait to watch this soon!
"Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos."-Stephen Sondheim
mormonophobic
Broadway Legend
joined:7/13/08
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 02:45am
You can actually watch it now, though I'm not sure how long it will stay up. For some reason you have to skip ahead to 29:51, though it should have a "Skip ahead to start" button.

I had completely forgotten about this, so thanks for the reminder, Owen22. Have to agree with the praise for Martin Sheen. Even with a script in hand, he still gave me chills. I also thought Christine Lahti was quite good.
Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 03:11am
Just finished watching it. I'm having a complicated response.

I'm thrilled that it was presented this way and very grateful for the star power that will get it seen.

I don't like the 'family' framing of the piece though. We homos don't need to be 'just like straight people' to deserve equal rights. I understand how it's useful to the argument, but it's also indirectly propagating a falsehood. In my experience, most gay people do not want a family with children. (And no, I'm not bashing those who do -- I'm saying that it's not the norm in the gay community and I chafe at the idea that it is or needs to be.)
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 09:28am
I also wanted to mention that I thought Jane Lynch was incredible. Her commitment and power in the Maggie Gallagher vignettes was really, really impressive. It made me want to see much more of her on stage in the future (she'd be a really interesting Dr. Brookner in THE NORMAL HEART.)
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 3/4/12 at 09:28 AM
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 09:32am
I hope they release this on DVD.
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jrb_actor
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 11:55am
The purpose of showing the family is a direct response to the criticisms made by Prop 8 supporters. They tried/try to say that we aren't capable of such relationships. This framing device reinforces how wrong they are.

Updated On: 3/4/12 at 11:55 AM
Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
8 the play streaming live tonight
Posted: 3/4/12 at 01:02pm
^

Yes, I understand the choice in the courtroom (the transcript based material), but the choice in the fictional material outside of the courtroom was too blatantly assimilationist for my taste. Perhaps if they hadn't gone to the 'soccer practice' place, or if the gay male couple hadn't have interjected toward the end that they, too, want kids one day, it wouldn't have come across as being quite so pandering.

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