Annual 'Backstage' event to take place May 2
Julie Andrews and CAA are set to be feted by the Geffen Playhouse May 2.Annual fundraiser “Backstage at the Geffen” event invites actors who have performed at the Geffen to share behind-the-scenes tales. Thesps who have previously appeared include Annette Bening, David Hyde Pierce, Kristin Chenoweth and Martin Short. Monies earned from “Backstage,” which is co-chaired by Ron and Kelly Meyer and Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen, go toward the Geffen’s education and outreach programs. Andrews is set to receive the Distinction in Theater Award for her commitment to the arts while CAA will receive the Distinction in Service Award for the company’s philanthropic endeavors and support of the Geffen.