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Stanley Chase, Broadway and film producer, dies at 87
Stanley Chase, Broadway and film producer, dies at 87

Stanley Chase, producer of the famed 1950s off-Broadway production of "The Threepenny Opera" and films such as sci-fi cult favorite "Colossus: The Forbin Project," died Tuesday at a nursing home in Santa Monica. He was 87. He had been in declining health, said his wife, Dorothy Chase. His 1954 production of "The Threepenny Opera", with music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, was not only a major hit but also a springboard for numerous performers who went on to long careers in film and TV. Among the more than 700 actors who appeared in the show during its more than 2,600 performances were Bea Arthur (who was in the opening night cast), Ed Asner,...

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