“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” viewers saw Colbert talk to “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams about his new Broadway comedy “The Play That Goes Wrong.” But the real show happened after the credits rolled.
“Colbert surprised the entire studio audience of ‘The Late Show’ on Wednesday with an invitation to that evening’s performance,” according to a witness to the big night.
We’re also told that Colbert and Abrams, accompanied by The Late Show Band, led the 400 person crowd eight blocks from the Ed Sullivan Theatre, where Colbert tapes, to the Lyceum Theatre, where the play Abrams produced is being performed.
“Colbert stopped along the way to encounter classic New York characters, buying the audience classic New York City hotdogs, posing with Elmo and The Naked Cowboy and shopping at Swarovski, where Colbert and Abrams bought matching crystal figurines,” we’re told.
Colbert also jumped onto a light post mimicking Gene Kelly from “Singin’ in the Rain” and declared “Now THIS is the real New York!”
With Brian Niemietz