Celebrity reading of Prop 8 play to be broadcast on YouTube

Actors Brad Pitt and George Clooney attend the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. Pictures: Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 red carpet Pictures: Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 press room Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Actors Brad Pitt and George Clooney attend the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS News) A celebrity reading of  "8," a play that follows the legal fight to overturn Proposition 8, the California law that outlawed gay marriage, will be broadcast on YouTube at 7:45 p.m. PT on March 3. 

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch and others will read the play, written by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Pictures: Brad Pitt
Pictures: George Clooney

Pitt will play the United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who found Prop 8 unconstitutional after presiding over the trial.

The other stars who will participate in the reading are: Christine Lahti, Matthew Morrison, Matt Bomer, John C. Reilly, Campbell Brown, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cleve Jones, Rory O'Malley, George Takei, Yeardley Smith, Vanessa Garcia, Jansen Panatierre, James Pickens, Jr., and Bridger Zadina.

The show premiered on Broadway in September with  a cast that included Morgan Freeman, John Lithgow and Ellen Barkin. Now, the show is set to tour nationally through 2012. The stars from the reading are not expected to tour with the show, according to EW.

  • Camille Mann

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