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Gil Cates Jr. named executive director of Geffen Playhouse

Gil Cates Jr. named executive director of Geffen Playhouse

Gil Cates Jr. has been named executive director of the Geffen Playhouse, the company's board of directors will announce on Friday. Cates has been serving as interim managing director of the venerated theater company since February and has himself been a board member for the past few years. Cates is the son of Gil Cates, the late producer who helped create what is now the Geffen Playhouse in the mid-1990s, and who led the theater for most of that time until his death in 2011. ESSENTIAL ARTS & CULTURE NEWSLETTER >> Get great stories delivered to your inbox In a recent interview, Cates said his new title would take effect June 1. He said that he and artistic...

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