Saenger takes another big step towards completion

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Posted on May 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 14 at 9:01 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - After more than a year of construction, the Saenger Theatre is taking another big step forward Tuesday.

Local dignitaries will put their signatures on a ceremonial steel beam, which is a tradition for major construction projects and a celebration of the project's progress thus far. 

The signing welcomes the next phase of construction in the theater's nearly $50 million renovation.

The theater was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, and the project to refurbish it has experienced a number of starts and stops.

The Saenger is set to open in the fall for the 2013-2014 "Broadway in New Orleans" season.

The ceremony will take place in front of the theater on Basin Street at 11:30 a.m.

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