Geffen Playhouse honors Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as the 2007 "Distinction in Theatre Award" recipient during its 5th Annual Backstage at the Geffen Gala. The star-studded event and reception is a behind-the-scenes peek at the performing arts through play readings, intimate storytelling and song. The evening also recognizes outgoing Board of Directors Chairman herb Gelfand for his extended service and dedicatio nto the Geffen Playhouse. The Gala benefits the Geffen's Education and Outreach programs with impromptu entertainment and familiar faces, including John Lithgow's presentation of Mirren's award.
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