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This Day in History - February 21

'Lost in Yonkers' opened on Broadway.
Video | February 21, 2017 | By Jonathan Shipley

Yonkers

On this day, in 1991 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers premiered. The play would go on to win the Pulitizer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play.

The story is about two brothers, who are sent to live with their German grandmother, their aunt, and their gangster uncle. The Broadway cast included Jamie Marsh, Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl and Kevin Spacey as Louie.

The play was turned into a feature film in 1993, with Worth and Ruehl reprising their roles, with Richard Dreyfuss playing Louie.

Here is Spacey winning the Tony Award for his performance:

A scene from the play:

The movie: