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Late Show,Stephen Colbert, 697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, United States, at the Ed Sullivan Theater

Late Show,Stephen Colbert, 697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, United States, at the Ed Sullivan Theater Stock Photo

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4860 x 3264 px | 41.1 x 27.6 cm | 16.2 x 10.9 inches | 300dpi

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30 August 2018


697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, United States

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert The theater with Colbert on the sign Letterman's successor, Stephen Colbert, continues to broadcast The Late Show with Stephen Colbert from the Ed Sullivan Theater, although extensive renovations were made between the two hosts' tenures.[16] Removal of the Letterman set took place only a few hours after his last show, on May 20, 2015. Letterman's marquee was also removed, and was temporarily replaced by a banner promoting the Angelo's Pizza restaurant adjacent to the theater, featuring Colbert posing with a slice of pizza. The theater underwent a full restoration to its original 1927 splendor, including the exposure of the theater's dome, which had been covered up by air ducts and sound buffers, the re-installation of the original stained-glass windows, which had been removed and placed in storage during the Letterman era, and the restoration of a wooden chandelier with individual stained-glass chambers that house its bulbs. The restoration was made possible due to advances in technology that allowed less sound and video equipment to cover up the auditorium's architectural details. CBS executive Richard Hart explained that Colbert was initially hesitant to use the theater, but called for the restoration after he was informed about the dome while touring the facility. Colbert described his new set as being "intimate"; it features a multi-tier design, with extensive use of LED lighting and video projection backdrops, and a larger desk area than that of Letterman. Exposed for the new show, the Sullivan's dome is lit up with a digital projection system which is used to display images above the theater, such as a kaleidoscopic pattern featuring images of Colbert's face and the CBS logo. New, larger audience seats were installed, reducing the overall capacity from 461 to 370. The theater's new marquee was designed to have a "glitzy" appearance appropriate for Broadway;

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