On September 27, 2013, the Saenger re-opened its doors once again with another funny man taking the stage: Jerry Seinfeld. As the $52 million renovation restored the auditorium to its Italian courtyard elegance, the stage became large enough to hold whatever touring Broadway shows could throw at it and a state-of-the-art technical system meant that the Broadway in New Orleans series—and a host of other live performances—wouldn’t be held back in any way.
This year’s Broadway in New Orleans series boasts, among other acts, Les Misérables, Hamilton, School of Rock and The Book of Mormon, which graced the stage after the theater reopened post-Katrina. In between Broadway performances, you’ll find pop stars like Christina Aguilera and games shows, like much-loved The Price is Right, taking the stage. It’s hard not to find something to suit your taste. When the New Orleans sky fades into the grey-black of evening, those 6,787 bulbs that make up the Saenger marquee sign do their thing best—brightening up Canal Street and the lives of locals and tourists alike.
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