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  • December 15, 2014

    2015 Backstage Honorees Announced!

    Mellody Hobson & George Lucas and Sir Elton John & David Furnish to be honored at Geffen Playhouse annual fundraiser launching 20th Anniversary of its founding

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Watch our Geffen Selfies Video from Backstage 2014

Take a peek at Backstage 2014

  • Rob Reiner presents the Distinction in Service award to Alan Horn
  • Storyteller Sean Hayes
  • A dance choreographed by Nappytabs opened the show
  • Mason Williams plays 'Classical Gas' in honor of Steve Martin
  • Anna Kendrick sings 'Being Alive' from "Company"
  • Host Steve Carell
  • Honorees Alan Horn and Steve Martin

Backstage at the Geffen 2015 - Honoring Mellody Hobson & George Lucas and Elton John & David Furnish Backstage at the Geffen 2015
Sunday, March 22nd

A benefit to bring inspiration, hope & healing through the arts to the most underserved of our community

Please join us for a special evening of storytelling and celebration, as we honor these extraordinary individuals and their commitment to the arts.

You never know who will show up on this amazing night!
Past Geffen Playhouse artists and friends
who came out to support and perform include:

Julie Andrews, Christina Applegate, Hank Azaria, Annette Bening, Carol Burnett, Steve Carell, Sarah Chang, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Dana Delany, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Anna Kendrick, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Helen Mirren, Matthew Morrison, Rob Reiner, Ray Romano, Martin Short, Dick Van Dyke & Rita Wilson.

For information on how to purchase tickets
or sponsor the event, please contact
Regina Miller at:,
or 310.208.6500 ext. 112

Thank You To Our Sponsors:  

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Backstage at the Geffen 2015,
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Backstage at the Geffen 2014.

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