The set was dumped less than 24 hours after David Letterman's final sign-off on CBS, but the Late Show marquee that's been outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater for decades is just starting to come down now. Last night workers began to dismantle the marquee, a job that could take two more days.
— Norm Augustinus (@normaugustinus) May 27, 2015
As of this morning, it's still got the "Late Show with David Letterman" lettering, so it's your last chance to get a selfie in front of the historic marquee. You know, for Instagram, and your grandkids.
Stephen Colbert will be taking over the show starting September 8th, and will be setting up shop in the same theater—with a whole new set, and shiny new marquee. Gonna miss Letterman's varsity font though...
I've seen the lights go out on Broadway. Looks like the Letterman marquee is coming down tonight. pic.twitter.com/ATf5lE2pHU
— Corey Hulse (@coreyhulse) May 27, 2015
— Pia Catton (@PiaCatton) May 27, 2015
Now let's mark this historic occasion with 25 minutes of Phish:
UPDATE: Apparently dismantling will begin again at 9 p.m. tonight.
@jenist Marquee removal continues 9p tonight
— Ryan Tracy (@Traced_Inc) May 27, 2015