George Lucas, Sir Elton John to be Honored at Geffen Playhouse Fundraiser

Mellody Hobson, George Lucas and Sir Elton John are among the honorees at the 13th annual “Backstage at the Geffen” fundraiser which will take place on March 22 in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Hobson, chairman of the Board of Directors for DreamWorks Animation, and her husband, Lucas, will be honored with the Distinction in Service Award, and filmmaker David Furnish, best known for his documentary “Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras,” and John will receive the Distinction in Theater Award.

The event also launches the 20th anniversary of the founding of the not-for-profit theater. Proceeds from the fundraiser are put toward new play development and playwright commissions, as well as the theater’s education and outreach programs. Last year’s event raised over $1.4 million for these programs.

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