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Joan Stein dies at 59; Tony-winning theater and TV producer
Joan Stein dies at 59; Tony-winning theater and TV producer

Joan Stein, a Tony-winning theater and television producer who helped to launch several long-running L.A. stage productions, including "Love Letters," "Forever Plaid" and Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," has died. She was 59. Stein died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centerin Los Angeles. A Hollywood resident, she had been diagnosed four weeks ago with a rare type of cancer affecting the appendix, said her husband, Ted Weiant. In 1999, Stein won a Tony Award as one of the producers of the Broadway play "Side Man," a drama set in the postwar jazz world. Her other Broadway producing credits include the recent musicals "Catch Me If...

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