Broadway Returns to the Saenger Theatre
New Orleans’ beloved Saenger Theatre has been closed since Hurricane Katrina, and theater lovers from around the state and beyond have been awaiting its reopening for eight years. We just received the email that will be music to so many people’s ears this morning. “Broadway Returns to the Saenger Theatre! Secure Your Seats Now!” After a $52 million renovation that is an authentic restoration of its original 1927 design, a new technical system, expanded stage, new seats and a new lounge area, the Saenger is back.
“The Book of Mormon” opens the theatre’s Broadway season this fall, followed by “Ghost,” “Sister Act,” “Beauty And The Beast,” “Memphis,” “WarHorse” and “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.” Season packages and subscriptions are on sale now, with individual show tickets becoming available later in the year. Until then, the theatre is asking its former patrons to share their Saenger Stories online and on Twitter using the hashtag #saengerstories. Hear New Orleans native, “Mad Men” and Broadway star Bryan Batt describe how the Saenger impacted his life and led to his career on stage.
Photo by Jen Dubin via Flickr’s Creative Commons.