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Studio 54, New York City

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Studio 54 is a former nightclub and currently a Broadway theatre, located at 254 West 54th Street, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building opened in 1927 as the Gallo Opera House. It operated as an entertainment venue under various names until 1942, when CBS began using it as a radio and television studio dubbed Studio 52.

In 1977, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened a nightclub in the building, retaining many of former TV and theatrical sets and naming it for its street. Launched at the peak of the disco dancing and music trend, the club became world-famous, noted for its celebrity guest lists, restrictive (and subjective) entry policies (based on one's appearance and style), and open club drug use. In 1980, the club shut down after its founders were convicted for evading taxes. They sold the club to Mark Fleischman, who reopened it, then sold it in 1984 to new owners, who closed it in 1986.

Since November 1998, the site has served as a venue for productions of the Roundabout Theatre Company and retains the name Studio 54. A separate restaurant and nightclub, Feinstein's/54 Below, operates in the basement of the building.
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  • We saw The Sound Inside. The theater did a great job of nicely getting nearly everyone to turn off their phones but 2 offenders still existed. The play was outstanding and it was performed without.....  more »
  • Good acting interesting story. Not as good as the reviews but well done. I thought that the ending was confusing  more »
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  • So I saw Kiss Me Kate here and it was one of the best sounding performances I have been to yet. I won't tell you about the show in particular as you can find tons of info about it with a simple online search. The show was a great experience and I would recommend it for locals or tourists looking for a bit of that Broadway magic that they can reminisce over forever. The vocal performances will simply amaze you. I am pretty sure 2 of the numbers should definitely give this show a couple of Tony nominations. I am not sure how much of this show is a part of the original production but the Direction, Choreography, Music, Set, Lighting, Wardrobe and Cast are simply amazing with a special Shout out to all those support positions as no show can be this good without amazing crew. There was was only one noticeable missed line that was recovered by the performer. The theater Studio 54 was true to its hype. Temperature was comfortable. Ushers were pleasant and helpful as well as clear with any instructions on intermission time and directions for restrooms, and seating. Concessions were about the same as other Broadway theaters 2 bottles of Fiji water and 1 pack of peanuts m&m's were $15.25. The seats while nice and padded had a sinking feeling that those who are vertically challenged may have some issue with the further back you sit on the Orchestra level. Pro tip: if you consider yourself a short person ask for a seat cushion to help elevate yourself, but ask early before the house runs out. Most importantly, have fun!
  • Very nice theater. Bathrooms are clean. It’s really Awesome to be apart of history. The balcony is really high up. The incline is pretty steep. You might want to bring some binoculars.

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