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Broadway Theater
Stanley Chase, Producer of 'Threepenny Opera,' Dies at 87

LOS ANGELES ( - Producer Stanley Chase died Oct. 7 in Santa Monica at the age of 87. A native of New York City, Chase's career spanned theater, television and film, beginning as a script analyst at CBS. Chase went on to produce the Kurt Weill-Bertold Brecht off-Broadway musical "The Threepenny Opera," and other stage productions including "A Moon for the Misbegotten," "The Cave Dwellers" and "Free and Easy." Chase landed in television in 1963 when he co-created "Inside Danny Baker" alongside Mel Brooks. He later served as vice president of network television program development for ABC, working with shows such as...