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Latin Quarter

200 W. 48th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 499

Originally opening as the Palais Royal in the early part of the 1900s, it closed in the early 1930s. Its next life was as the new home for the renowned Cotton Club, formerly of Harlem, opening in 1936 and closing its doors just four years later. In April 1942, Lou Walters (Barbara Walters's father) reopened the club as the splashy, French-style Latin Quarter nightclub. It closed in 1969 after its chorus girls went on strike. Finally, in February 1979, the building opened as a legitimate theatre and was re-named the "22 Steps." After two more subsequent name changes and return as a night club, the building was demolished circa 1989. An enormous M&Ms store and a 27-story condominium high-rise now reside on the property.

Built: 1913     Closed: 1989    Demolished: 1989

Theatre Names Named
Latin Quarter 1983     
Princess Theatre 1980      2/80
22 Steps 1979      2/27/79; first use as a legitimate theatre
Cine Lido 1963      Second-rate film house
Latin Quarter 1942      4/1/42; French-style club
Cotton Club 1936      9/24/36 - 6/10/40; club
Ubangi Club 1935     
Palais Royal 1900      Nightclub

Productions Production Dates
Musical, Original
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Warren Leight; Lyrics by Charles Strouse
Oct 23, 1985 - Jan 05, 1986
André DeShields' Haarlem Nocturne
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 18, 1984 - Dec 30, 1984

Princess Theatre Production Dates
The Babe
Play, Original, Solo
Written by Ann Acosta, Bob Acosta
May 17, 1984 - May 20, 1984
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 04, 1982 - Jun 18, 1983
This Was Burlesque
Musical, Revival, Revue
Jun 23, 1981 - Jul 17, 1981
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Eddie Lawrence
Apr 22, 1981 - Apr 22, 1981
Fearless Frank
Musical, Original
Music by Dave Brown; Book by Andrew Davies; Lyrics by Andrew Davies
Jun 15, 1980 - Jun 25, 1980
Censored Scenes From King Kong
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Andy Roberts; Book by Howard Schuman; Lyrics by Howard Schuman
Mar 06, 1980 - Mar 09, 1980

22 Steps Production Dates
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth
Play, Original
Written by Tom Stoppard
Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 28, 1979
The Madwoman of Central Park West
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979
My Old Friends
Musical, Original
Apr 12, 1979 - May 27, 1979
Special, Original
Music by O.F. Korte; Created and written by Josef Svoboda; Film written by Evald Schorm
Feb 22, 1979 - Apr 01, 1979