Theater Feature: BACKSTAGE LIVE AT THE GEFFEN (Geffen Playhouse annual fundraiser)

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by Lamont Williams on August 20, 2020

in Theater-Los Angeles,Virtual

DIANE KEATON, GLORIA CALDERÓN KELLETT AND
FRANK MANCUSO TO BE HONORED BY GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

Being recognized this year at Geffen Playhouse’s 18th annual Backstage LIVE on August 22 are Academy Award winner Diane Keaton, who will receive the Artistic Impact Award, and One Day at a Time co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer and actor Gloria Calderón Kellett, who will receive the Trailblazers Award. Frank Mancuso, Chairman Emeritus of the Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors, will receive the inaugural Founders Award.

Tony-nominated Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon, Hamilton) will serve as the evening’s host from the Geffen’s Gil Cates Theater in Los Angeles. The festivities will include unscripted, unannounced surprise performers and storytellers sharing songs and personal stories of life behind-the-scenes.

This year’s Backstage LIVE at the Geffen will be held via a secure online platform and, similar to the Geffen’s live, virtual production of The Present, anyone based in the U.S. can participate.

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