What are the best places to see a play in New Orleans?

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Karen Dalton Beninato

The best place to see a play in New Orleans is the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts. Its Broadway in New Orleans series has brought Wicked and other hit plays to the city's arts scene. 

The Marigny Opera House most recently housed a celebrity wedding as a non-denominational, neighborhood church of the arts. It hosts the Nineth Ward Opera Company in late July.

Le Petit Theatre is one of the oldest theaters in America. Its upcoming season includes classic theater offerings from “Hair” to “Death of a Salesman.”

The historic Saenger Theater reopening is hotly anticipated and is slated for fall of 2013 as an additional home for the performing arts in New Orleans.

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