It had been 22 years since New York City’s iconic Ed Sullivan Theater had been touched by an army of hammer and nails

But when Stephen Colbert moved into the space that David Letterman had called home since 1993, it was time to renovate the space — while also pushing it forward technologically

That was no small feat

And as Stephen Colbert admits in a short documentary about the renovation, he was more than a little nervous about the process.


Image: Design Republic

“I was a little hesitant because I didn’t know anything about the space as a performer,” Colbert says in the video, which was produced by the firm behind the redesign (Design Republic). “I just knew that it had been a Broadway theater and I didn’t know whether we could return it to something that looked different than what Mr. Letterman had … but I also didn’t want to ruin the intimacy that Dave had created.” Read more…

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How Stephen Colbert’s beautiful ‘Late Show’ studio came to be