'Hamilton' Hits the Road With New, Interactive Exhibition

Original cast of Hamilton
Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Atlantic Records

Original cast of Hamilton

Still not over #Hamilmania? Luckily for you, an interactive experience titled "Hamilton: The Exhibition" is coming. The 360-degree gallery is set to open this November in Chicago before traveling to other cities. 

Fans of the Tony-winning musical will be able to learn more about Alexander Hamilton -- the musical’s namesake -- and the founding of America. The multimedia experience will feature historical artifacts, lighting, and music from Hamilton, as well as an audio tour narrated by its creator and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

"This is much more historically rigorous than two hours of musical theater could ever possibly be, and it really is to satisfy the demand of people who learn a little bit in our show and want to know more," Miranda said in an interview with The New York Times.

Hamilton -- which also won Miranda the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama -- led to a renewed interest in the 18th century and the life of one of America's founding fathers. Miranda also told NYT that he couldn’t have anticipated "this interest in this era and in this founder who didn’t really get his due." 

"Hamilton: The Exhibition" has a tentative opening date for Nov. 17 on Northerly Island in Chicago. The exhibit's creative director David Korins took to Twitter to share an image of the building, to which Miranda commented "more on this soon." 

Check out the exhibit's official website for more information. 

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