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BACKSTAGE at the GEFFEN Sunday, May 19, 2019 HONORING

LILY TOMLIN

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Holly Rice

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WHY WE LOVE HIM:

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He’s 92, and he is still working for a better world, standing up for the arts, education, hunger relief, civil and human rights and more.

HARRY BELAFONTE ARTISTIC IMPACT AWARD

His life story is an inspiration: The son of immigrants who became one of the most influential and respected Americans of our time through his dignified and courageous work as a performer and activist.

actor and singer of many best-selling hit recordings including “The Banana Boat Song,” “Matilda” and “Jump in the Line.” He made his Broadway debut in John Murray Anderson’s Almanac in 1953 for which he won a Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award. His Broadway credits include 3 for Tonight, Moonbirds, a special concert entitled Belafonte at the Palace, & Asinamali!

This legendary American singer, songwriter, actor and activist has brought (and continues to bring) endless joy and inspiration to billions and to all generations.

May we never forget his story, his courage, his contributions to our lives, and the impact he has had on the world.

He is beloved for his unparalleled career as an acclaimed Academy Award, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning producer,

this artistic genius and courageous humanitarian.

Thank you for being here tonight to help honor


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WHY WE LOVE HER:

LILY TOMLIN

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She is a living comedy legend making a name for herself on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In where she developed a host of characters that became part of the national culture.

She is an activist for the arts, women’s rights, gay rights, health care, the homeless, and the rights of animals, including elephants!

She was the first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show, Appearing Nitely in 1977.

Grace and Frankie, her current show on Netflix deals with issues that haven’t before been discussed on television including an older woman’s sexuality, starting a business, and starting over. The show gives people hope.

She’s been nominated for 73 various awards, with 43 wins among them. That includes two Tonys, a Grammy, six Emmys (plus a Daytime Emmy), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and a Kennedy Center Honor. She has been paving the way for female artists for decades. Before her, most female comics performed material based on marriage and children. Her act embraced the civil rights movement and the sexual revolution.

Thank you for being here tonight to help honor this comedy genius and legendary humanitarian.


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LOUISE & BRAD EDGERTON Congratulate the Geffen Playhouse for their commitment to stage new plays. THESE NEW PLAYS HAVE RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM THE EDGERTON FOUNDATION: 2007 Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies

2016 Icebergs by Alena Smith

2008 Farragut North by Beau Willimon

2017 Actually by Anna Ziegler

2008 Equivocation by Bill Cain

2017 The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez

2009 The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz 2010 Break of Noon by Neil LaBute 2010 Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire 2010 By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage 2010 Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl 2011 Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie by Alan Alda 2011 Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo 2012 Build by Michael Golamco 2013 Death of the Author by Steven Drukman

2017 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City by Halley Feiffer 2017 Chasing Mem’ries A Different Kind of Musical by Josh Ravetch 2017 Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau 2018 Our Very Own Carlin McCullough by Amanda Peet 2018 The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona by José Rivera 2019 Black Super Hero Magic Mama by Inda Craig-Galván

2013 Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

2019 Mysterious Circumstances by Michael Mitnick

2015 Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith

2019 Skintight by Joshua Harmon

2016 Big Sky by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

2020 Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation by Qui Nguyen


I am honored to serve on the Board of the Geffen Playhouse. We applaud everyone at the Geffen Playhouse and especially their superb Education and Community Engagement programs. Heartfelt congratulations to honorees Harry Belafonte on receiving the Artistic Impact Award and Lily Tomlin on receiving the Distinction in Theater Award.

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We are thrilled & honored to support our beloved Geffen Playhouse. A huge thank you to our staff for all the great work you do for the theatre, for education & for our Vets.

And a special thank you to

LILY TOMLIN & HARRY BELAFONTE for their invaluable contribution to the arts.

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Publishers Rowman & Littlefield and Santa Monica author AMNON KABATCHNIK salute tonight’s honorees HARRY BELAFONTE and LILY TOMLIN

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Lily,

Congratulations on receiving the Distinction in Theater Award. A well-deserved honor! Our best wishes,

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Congratulates

Harry Belafonte on receiving the Artistic Impact Award


Harry,

Congratulations on receiving the Artistic Impact Award. Best wishes and much appreciation for your distinguished career.

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Congratulations to Mr. Belafonte and Ms. Tomlin! We are in awe of the legacy you have laid before us. Jason & Yvonne Lee and The L & N Andreas Foundation


To all of the extraordinary people at

CITY NATIONAL BANK Thank you for everything you do to support and propel forward the mission and programs of the Geffen Playhouse You have stood with us year after year (more than 23 now) and we could not do this with out you. Thank you for being our title sponsor and for your incredible partnership! We are forever grateful.


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For producing, directing and casting tonight’s event — A huge thank you to

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The Geffen is Great because of their devoted and caring staff; Because they bring us brilliant works performed by world-class talent in a regional theater setting; But mostly because they bring a love for theater to impressionable young minds. We are thrilled to continue to support you,

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Congratulations to this year’s honorees,

HARRY BELAFONTE & LILY TOMLIN On their past and future accomplishments. May they continue Onward and Upward with the Arts!

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The Geffen Playhouse staff and Board humbly thank Backstage at the Geffen Committee Co-Chairs

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Congratulations to Harry Belafonte and Lily Tomlin! Thank you for all that you’ve contributed to the arts and to the world. You inspire us every day. Vicki Iovine and David Coiro


Dear Lily and Harry, For years of joy, thank you. Love,

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CONGRATULATIONS HARRY & LILY! Thank you for supporting the Geffen. Nancy Heller & Fred Specktor


CONGRATULATIONS Harry, Blessed are those who inspire others. Thank you for having inspired me.”

Lily, there will never be a “One ringgy dinggy” like yours. You’ve made our hearts giggle.

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Thanks so much to both of you for making our lives better. Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield


Thank you to our

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Your leadership, support and generosity has enabled us to continue to expand our education and community engagement programs to reach more than 15,000 community members with the gift of live theater each year.


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Congratulations to this year’s honorees:

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Harry & Lily You teach us to live fearlessly. You show us what is possible. You make our potential limitless. We are abundantly grateful.

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My deeply-felt congratulations and gratitude to two American classics, Lily and Harry, each of whom enriched our lives with wisdom, courage and amazing talents of blazing originality. They were and continue to be truly incomparable. My thanks, too, to this theater for celebrating these two wonderful lives and for the rich art program for youth in challenged communities which this evening will help extend and expand‌

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The Geffen Staff and Board of Directors would love to thank 2018 Backstage at the Geffen Host

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Thank you Harry Belafonte & Lily Tomlin for being such a magical part of our lives. Each of you have influenced the world in an exceptional way.

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LILY TOMLIN

DISTINCTION IN THEATER AWARD

Sue Fleishman & Henry Fleishman


Congratulations to HARRY BELAFONTE Artistic Impact Award and

LILY TOMLIN Distinction in Theater Award We are proud to support the Geffen Playhouse and the work they do both on stage and in the community

Stephanie & Jonathan Carson


Thank you to our partners at the

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and UCLA Center X – California Reading and Literature Project. We are grateful for your support, collaboration and expertise in the arts and in education.


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The Geffen Playhouse Board thanks 2019 Backstage at the Geffen Honorary Co-Chairs

Sidney Poitier Quincy Jones Cher Barbra Streisand Mellody Hobson & George Lucas Bette Midler


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The Friedman Group proudly supports The Geffen Playhouse and congratulates

HARRY BELAFONTE Artistic Impact Award

&

LILY TOMLIN

Distinction in Theater Award


I want to congratulate the honorees, my son Gil Cates, Jr. and the entire Geffen staff for the amazing job they all do for this wonderful theater!

Jane Cates


With love and gratitude to

HOLLY RICE For your outstanding dedication to the quality, impact and reach of the Geffen’s Education Programs. Your leadership and service as the Board Education Chair has changed so many lives.


Bravo!

LILY TOMLIN & HARRY BELAFONTE “Not So Bad” The Field Family Foundation


Congratulations to Harry Belafonte, Lily Tomlin, and to the entire Geffen Playhouse staff. We’re honored to perform at Backstage at the Geffen.

Angel Town Combo

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We are proud to support the Geffen Playhouse and our dear friend David Geffen. Congratulations to tonight’s honorees, Harry Belafonte and Lily Tomlin.

Yael and Scooter Braun Family Foundation


Heartfelt thanks to our Advisory Board Chair

MIRANDA TOLLMAN For your guidance, generosity, kindness and leadership


P RO U D LY S U P P O RT S

THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE AND CONGRATULATES HARRY BELAFONTE AND LILY TOMLIN AS THIS YEAR’S “BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN” HONOREES T H E R E STAU R A N T | T H E CA F É | SPA MON TAGE | £10 |

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With deep appreciation to

JENNIFER ZAKKAI And the Geffen Playhouse Education & Community Engagement Team For what you make possible for so many It’s because of you that we are able to bring the power, magic and joy of live theater to more than 15,000 community members each season


CIAO WIRELESS PROUDLY SUPPORTS

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE AND CONGRATULATES

HARRY BELAFONTE AND

LILY TOMLIN


Continued success to The Geffen Playhouse Hilaria and Alec Baldwin


GIL CATES Founder, leader, passionate arts advocate, director, producer, friend, mentor, boss, cheerleader and so much more... We still think of you when we walk in the door every day. Your memory endures and lives strong in all of us. Love Forever,

Your Geffen Playhouse Family


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Backstage at the Geffen 2019 Tribute Journal  

Backstage at the Geffen 2019 Tribute Journal