Misty Copeland to Perform on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, 10/5

By: Sep. 29, 2015
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CBS has announced that Misty Copeland will visit THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on Monday, Oct. 5th. Copeland is also scheduled to perform on the broadcast. Other guests set for the show are Sen. John McCain and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Copeland was recently named the the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. She made her Broadway debut in August in ON THE TOWN in role of Ivy. Copeland served as a guest judge for three weeks on FOX's popular competition show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE alongside ON THE TOWN producer Nigel Lythgoe.

In June, Copeland took on the lead roles in both ABT's SWAN LAKE and ROMEO AND JULIET.

THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 8 on CBs.The show is broadcast from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

A multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian, Colbert is well-known for his previous late night show, "The Colbert Report," which concluded on Friday, Dec. 18, 2014. The program received wide-spread critical acclaim and earned two Peabody Awards and 29 Emmy Award nominations, including two Emmy wins for Outstanding Variety Series (2013, 2014) and four Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014). Prior to that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" as an on-air personality and writer of news satire for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series.


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