The Act, The Las Vegas Nightclub That Featured Controversial Shows With Simulated Sex Acts, Quickly Closes

A Las Vegas nightclub that was in a legal battle with its landlord over the content of its shows closed up over the weekend.

The Act, which had been trying to take the title of Sin City’s most scandalous club, didn’t last a year, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Fox News reports that the club had been in a legal battle with its landlords over risque scenes that included simulated sex acts and performers tossing condoms into the audience.

The Act’s landlord, Las Vegas Sands, notified the club in late April that they had violated terms of the 10-year lease.

Clark County District Court Judge Susan Scann ruled last month that the club needed to edit 13 of 30 skits, saying they appeared to run afoul of lease provisions.

The Act reportedly defended itself, saying the landlord was fully aware that the shows were inspired by performances at an even more explicit theater in New York City.

"Before opening to the public and since that time, we worked diligently and successfully to ensure our performances were compliant with Clark County Code and the provisions of our lease," The Act's management wrote in a statement last month. "Yet we now learn that LVS expected us to meet additional standards that were never defined or communicated to us, and which are contradictory to other provisions of our lease requiring that we operate similarly to The Box-NYC."

Management and staff were reportedly informed of the club’s closure on Saturday.

Sources: Fox News, Las Vegas Review-Journal


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