"Late Show" Host David Letterman Announces Retirement
03 Apr 2014
"Late Show" host David Letterman announced April 3 that he plans to retire in 2015.
The 66-year-old host said he will end is tenure following the end of his current contract, which expires in 2015. Letterman made the announcement during the April 3 taping of the long-running CBS show at the Ed Sullivan Theatre.
In his 21 years with "The Late Show With David Letterman" on CBS, the talkshow host has welcomed numerous guests from Broadway, including Glenn Close (costumed as Norma Desmond) during her run in Sunset Boulevard, as well as the casts of Once, Godspell, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Spider-Man and The Book of Mormon, along withSutton Foster and the cast of Anything Goes, andNorbert Leo Butz and the cast of Catch Me If You Can.
Each December Letterman welcomes Hairspray star Darlene Love to perform the holiday rock tune "Christmas Baby Please Come Home."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.