Saenger Theatre Reopens After Eight-Year Hiatus
Stone Pigman congratulates the City of New Orleans and the Canal Street Development Corporation on the redevelopment of the historic Saenger Theatre. In 2005, the privately owned Theatre was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The City of New Orleans, through its public benefit corporation, Canal Street Development Corporation, worked with the owners to structure a restoration plan utilizing a combination of tax credits and public and private financing, allowing the Theatre to return to its former glory. The $52 million overhaul features an authentic restoration of the original 1927 design, including restorations and recreations of the original finishes and color schemes. The renovation includes an expanded theatre stage house, new theatre seating and lounge area, increased concessions, and a state-of-the-art theatrical system.
Stone Pigman has been honored to represent Canal Street Development Corporation, which now owns the Theatre, in connection with this remarkable project. Scott Whittaker and Heather McGowan led the firm's efforts. The firm looks forward to the renowned performers and productions that will visit the Theatre for many years to come.