‘Hamilton: The Exhibition,’ a 360-degree, immersive exhibit that will travel to select US cities, will premiere in Chicago in April of 2019 for a limited engagement, it has been announced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the musical, and Jeffrey Seller, the musical’s producer. ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ – on display in a specially constructed free-standing, all-weather structure the size of a football field, opens November 17, 2018 for a limited engagement on Northerly Island in Chicago, where the show has played a sold-out run since 2016.
‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ is a creative collaboration between creative director David Korins, who designed the set for the show, Yale University professor and historian Joanne Freeman, and, of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail and producer Jeffrey Seller. Harvard University history and law professor Annette Gordon-Reed is also contributing to the historical accuracy of the exhibit.
Featuring an audio tour narrated by Mr. Miranda the musical’s creator, the exhibition is designed to take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.
Lin-Manuel Miranda said of the exhibit: “Hamilton is a musical. It’s as much of Alexander Hamilton’s life as we could wrestle into two and a half hours of musical theater, and it’s been incredible and surreal to see the renewed interest this has sparked in Alexander Hamilton’s life and times. I’m so thrilled with the work David Korins has done alongside eminent historians Joanne Freeman and Annette Gordon-Reed, who are experts in this arena. With this exhibition, they’re creating an immersive companion piece for Hamilton, and a deep dive into the details and experiences of Hamilton’s story.”