Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Letterman’s Sign Comes Down From Broadway

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Workers remove the 'Late Show with David Letterman' sign on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee in New York City, NY
The sign, in happier times. Photo: Doug Meszler/Corbis

For more than 20 years, David Letterman’s massive glowing Late Show marquee marked the entrance to Broadway’s Ed Sullivan Theater. Not anymore — according to a tweet from SportsNet New York’s Adam Rotter, the famous sign has joined Letterman’s backdrop in the great TV-set Dumpster in the sky. There is no off position on the genius switch, but apparently there was one for that giant sign.

Letterman’s Sign Comes Down From Broadway