The Prop. 8
backlash continues, this time in the form of a parody
musical featuring an all-star cast of celebrities
posted on website FunnyOrDie.com.
The three-minute Prop. 8 - The Musical was
written by Tony winner Marc Shaiman -- who admitted
that he'd written the piece "six weeks too late" --
and directed by Adam Shankman, featuring John C.
Reilly as the conniving Prop. 8 leader, Allison Janney
as his wife, and Jack Black as Jesus Christ.
Jenifer Lewis, Rashida Jones, and Sarah Chalke pop up on
the No on 8 side of the fence,
while "California Gays and the People That Love
Them" are played by Margaret Cho, John Hill, Andy
Richter, and Maya Rudolph, among others, while out actor
Neil Patrick Harris appears in a cameo.
headlines in November when he took a Sacramento-based
theater director to task for making a donation to Yes on 8.
The director had recently acquired the regional
theater rights to the Shaiman-composed
Hairspray and has since stepped down from his
position. (Michelle Garcia, Advocate.com)