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Studio 54

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Studio 54 is a Broadway theatre and a former disco nightclub was in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building opened in 1927 as the Gallo Opera House.[1] In 1942, CBS began using it as a radio and television studio dubbed Studio 52.[2]

In 1977, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened a nightclub in the building and became famous.[3][4] It was known for having multiple celebrities, drug use, public sex and sexist policies.[5] In 1980, the club shut down after its founders were convicted for evading taxes.[6][7][8]

It is now owned by the Roundabout Theatre Company.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Untold NYC History: Studio 54, the Greatest Broadway Nightclub of them all", Inside Broadway Tours
  2. "CBS Studio 52: 254 West 54th Street", Eyes Of A Generation...Television's Living History
  3. Colacello, Bob (September 3, 2013). "The Seventies: Anything Went". Vanity Fair. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  4. Dowd, Vincent (April 26, 2012). "Studio 54: 'The best party of your life'". BBC News Online. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  5. "Inside the real Studio 54: Sex balconies! Liza Minnelli! No hats!" by Lauren Cochrane, The Guardian, June 18, 2018
  6. Itzkoff, Dave (January 16, 2013). "Selling Some Old Sparkle From Nights at Studio 54". The New York Times.
  7. Itzkoff, Dave (January 22, 2013). "Disco Inferno at Fire-Sale Prices as Studio 54 Items Go On the Block". The New York Times. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  8. Nobile, Philip (May 7, 2007). "Studio 54, Where Are You?". New York.
  9. "A Short History of Roundabout Theatre Company". roundabouttheatre.org. Archived from the original on December 21, 2010.