Good news for fans of the CBS’ “Late Show” and Stephen Colbert. The long-running nighttime show is staying in NYC, and you can get FREE tickets for live broadcasts from the Ed Sullivan Theater in Midtown after David Letterman retires next year and Stephen Colbert takes over.
That means around 200 CBS employees who work on the show stay in NYC, and it means you can and should sign up now for FREE tickets for when Stephen Colbert takes over. CBS has not announced exactly when that will be, but those in the know predict late spring, at the time of the important rating sweeps period which helps determine what networks like CBS can charge for commercials.
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According to Capitol New York, the deal between CBS and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo includes $11 million in tax credits, spread over five years, and a grant worth up to $5 million for renovations at the Ed Sullivan Theater, which CBS owns.
The theater also is where Sullivan used to do his Toast of the Town show back in the days of black and white TV, including introducing The Beatles to America in 1964.
photo of Stephen Colbert and David Letterman courtesy of Capitol New York