When CBS-TV's "The Late Show With David Letterman" goes on the road for four consecutive Friday nights, it'll play in local legit theatres in each of the four cities visited.
The trip began Friday, Nov. 1, at Boston's Tsai Performing Arts Center, to followed by Washington DC's Warner Theatre Nov. 8. The next week's broadcast in Chicago, Nov. 15, will be from the stage of the Steppenwolf Theatre on North Halsted Street, while Nov. 22 brings the comedy/talk show to Miami's Coconut Grove Playhouse.
"We're pleased that the `Late Show' chose Steppenwolf as a venue for its `Friday Night On The Road' series," the theatre's managing director Michael Gennaro noted. "We are happy to be affiliated with the show and look forward to having David Letterman and his offbeat style of humor here at the theatre."
Viewers interested in tickets for any of these stints can request up to 2 passes by sending a postcard to: Late Show Tickets - name of city, The Ed Sullivan Theatre, 1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Postcards will be drawn by lottery; recipients will be informed two weeks prior to the specified show.
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