Show Business: Stage-Struck Shrewdie

Few first-nighters recognized him, but the rumpled character caught in the crush at last week's opening of Walter and Jean Kerr's musicomedy Goldilocks (see THEATER) had one of the most important parts in the show: he was the moneyman. Roger Lacey Stevens, 48, a balding, burly real estate operator who did not become a playgoer until he passed 30, today is the busiest producer on Broadway. He handles the purse strings for 1) the Producers' Theater, a group he formed with Producer Robert Whitehead; 2) the famed Playwrights' Company; 3) ANTA (American National Theater and Academy); and 4) the Phoenix Theater,...

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