The theater welcomes its newest star.
Letterman ended his 22-year long stint hosting The Late Show at the Ed Sullivan Theater on March 20, 2015. Stephen Colbert would be taking over the nightly slot and carrying on Letterman's Late Show legacy. Today, Colbert's marquee illuminates Broadway as fans eagerly await the debut of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 8, 2015.
It's been over 60 years since Ed Sullivan first filmed his show. During that time, Americans have marveled as thousands of talented people passed through the Ed Sullivan Theater—television hosts, stars, and guests. Despite all of the changes, one thing has remained the same: The theater continues to inspire millions, keeping the magic of late night going.
Next week, the full marquee for Stephen Colbert's new show will be unveiled. Come back then for your first look at this historic changing of the guard!