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By On This Day in NYC's History

A BROTHERHOOD REVIVED

On March 23, 1995: The Broadway revival of Frank Loesser’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. It starred Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally and it was nominated for several Tony Awards, including a win by Matthew Broderick for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. It would see a second Broadway revival in 2011 starring Daniel Radcliffe, garnering eight Tony Award nominations and one win.

MOVING ON UP

On March 23, 1857: The first “modern” passenger elevator entered operation and was invented by Elisha Otis. It was located in a downtown department store at 488 Broadway.

Otis Elevator

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TERRY SWEENEY

On March 23, 1960: Actor Terry Sweeney was born in Queens, New York. He was the first openly gay cast member of Saturday Night Live, and is still SNL’s only openly gay male cast member to date.

SNL Set

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