Backstage at the Geffen

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Silent Auction Prize from 2018

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Geffen Playhouse Education,
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Press Releases

  • May 20, 2018

    Dick Van Dyke and Lin-Manuel Miranda Honored at 16th Annual “Backstage at the Geffen” Fundraiser

    Last night’s star-studded event, Backstage at the Geffen, at the Geffen Playhouse grossed more than $1 million for the theater’s education, outreach and artistic initiatives. The fundraiser, which recognizes leaders in the artistic community, supports the theater’s mission to produce original, quality work and raises funds for its education and community engagement programs, honored legendary stage and screen performer Dick Van Dyke and award-winning composer, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. Comedian Jim Carrey presented the Distinction in Theater Award to Van Dyke and EGOT award-winning actress Rita Moreno presented the Education Impact Award to Miranda. 
    The evening of unscripted, surprise performers and storytellers featured personal tales of life behind the scenes from Billy Crystal and Beth Behrs and performances by Kristen BellMia MichaelsRegina Spektor and poet Amanda Gorman. It was produced by Geffen Playhouse board member Kevin S. Bright, Executive Director Gil Cates, Jr., Chief Development Officer Regina Miller and Artistic Director Matt Shakman.

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Backstage at the Geffen 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thank you to the donors and sponsors who joined us
in helping raise much needed funds to support
the Geffen Playhouse's artistic initiatives and
Education and Community Engagement programs,
which serve more than 15,000 disadvantaged youth,
students, veterans, seniors and community members each year.

For a complete look back at this stellar evening,
please Click Here to view the Backstage photo gallery!

For information on how to join us for
Backstage at the Geffen 2019,
please check back on this page for updates,
or contact Regina Miller at:,
or 310.208.6500 ext. 112

Tribute Journal

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Virtual Tribute Journal for
Backstage at the Geffen 2018!


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Report to the Community, to see what
Backstage at the Geffen supports.


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