Saenger Theater

Saenger Theater sign
Jim Hanzo
November 25, 2019 - 3:13 pm
The doors of the Saenger Theatre will be reopening to the public in time for the holidays. Officials announced the opening will happen December 11, almost two months after the collapse of the Hard Rock hotel under construction, which forced businesses in the area to close. The Saenger suffered some...
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Thomas Perumean
Don Ames
November 23, 2019 - 10:16 am
New Orleans city officials say the damaged crane hanging over Canal Street has been secured, allowing more businesses near the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site to reopen. The evacuation zone around the construction site has been reduced even further ahead of the planned demolition. A contractor hired...
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AP
Jim Hanzo
November 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
At an late afternoon news conference officials said the demolition of the Hard Rock Hotel at Canal and Rampart is set to be imploded in 9 weeks. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said they are finalizing a safe plan for implosion at the site and are moving forward. "The contractor is saying 9...
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WWL Newsroom
October 22, 2019 - 5:14 pm
By: Jordan Fiegel “We Will Rock You,” a rock musical experience inspired by some of Queen's biggest hits was originally set forthe Saenger Theater; but, after the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel, the venue has changed. The musical will now be performed at at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on October...
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Thomas Perumean
October 22, 2019 - 7:08 am
A lawsuit filed against the builder of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel is seeking damages on behalf of the employees of the damaged Saenger Theatre. The plaintiff in the case is a part time employee. "You have workers who are working in businesses in the areas that were closed off," attorney Mark...
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Don Ames
October 13, 2019 - 12:18 pm
According to New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell, all "Wicked" performances at the Saenger Theater scheduled through Oct. 20 have been canceled. The performances were canceled because of the construction collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel. All ticketholders will be refunded through their original point...
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