Saturday, December 13, 2014

Elton to be Honoured by Geffen Playhouse Gala, Elton Wrote 10 Page Feature on The Hornets

The Geffen Playhouse will honor George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, as well as Sir Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, at its annual fundraising gala that is set to take place March 22.

"Backstage at the Geffen" is intended to raise money for several of the playhouse's endeavors, including new play development, commissions and community outreach. The company said last year's event raised more than $1.4 million.

David Geffen will serve as honorary chair of the event while Gil Cates Jr., who serves as vice chair of the board, will produce the gala.

John and Furnish will receive the Distinction in Theatre Award at the gala. The pop star has written the scores to three hit musicals -- "The Lion King," "Billy Elliot" and "Aida." The couple served as producers on the Broadway run of the play "Next Fall" by Geoffrey Nauffts, which later came to the Geffen.

- LA Times

The Hornets welcome former chairman Sir Elton John back to Vicarage Road tomorrow, with the global pop superstar set to address Watford fans at 2.45pm.

The club’s matchday programme will include a ten-page feature written by Sir Elton himself – reflecting on his support for the club which started more than 60 years ago.

- Watford observer

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