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NOM’s Maggie Gallagher Srivastav Explains Her Attendence Of The Broadway Premiere of Dustin Lance Black’s “8”

In an email exchange with  The National Organiztion For Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher – Srivastav (sans Hindu husband of course.  It was in public after all) explains why she attended the Broadway premiere of 8, Dustin Lance Black’s staged reading of the federal Proposition 8 case based on transcripts of the 2010 trial in California.

Gallagher who said that she “wanted to see the play and I didn’t think it was likely to make it to Broadway again,”  was at a loss at why she was included in the play at all.  “I wasn’t part of the trial, so it’s curious the playwright felt the need to write me in.” 

Gallagher even had the nerve to critque Dustin Lance Blacks work on the play by saying  “It’s pretty hard to turn a transcript of a trial into exciting theater. “It was pretty ideological. Perhaps not unexpectedly.”

But according to at least one source at the play Gallagher tried to barge her way backstage after play but was stopped by Broadway Impact cofounder Gavin Creel, who “politely said she couldn’t go on stage.”

There is stil no news weather the home brought snacks Maggie grazed laoudly upon during the play was Moosie Mic or Purina Cow Chow.


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