POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 2:23pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — The historic Saenger Theatre reopened today following a $52 million redevelopment.
The theatre was badly damaged in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina. The building, which was constructed in 1927, has been restored to its original glory, but with some elaborate updates and improvements.
“The Saenger Theatre is the crown jewel of Canal Street,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “Combined with new state-of-the-art features and the authentic restoration to its original 1927 design, the new Saenger Theatre will redefine the live entertainment marketplace in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. Today’s announcement of the grand opening celebration lineup reestablishes the Saenger as the premier live entertainment venue in the region, truly providing something for everyone.”
Jerry Seinfeld will be the first act to grace the new stage. That performance will get started at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.