HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION – the large-scale immersive museum that debuted last spring in Chicago – will conclude its 5-month residency on August 25, it has been announced by HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller. Inspired by the revolutionary musical, HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION takes visitors deeper into the life and times of founding father Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America. HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION opened in Chicago on Northerly Island (1535 S. Linn White Dr.) on April 27 and had previously been set to close on September 8.
The early end date of HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION is precipitated by numerous, unrelated events on Northerly Island during the final weeks of summer that would complicate access to THE EXHIBITION and compromise the customer experience. Conflicting events on the Museum Campus and Northerly Island include a Chicago Bears game on August 29 and the North Coast Music Festival August 30 – September 1.
Chicago Tribune called HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION “a visually imaginative and really, really huge exploration of Alexander Hamilton and the birth of the American republic. THE EXHIBITION is executed at the highest levels of art and craft. Chicago has never seen anything quite like this.” The New York Times wrote, “THE EXHIBITION is without precedent in the theater world.”
HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION is comprised of 18 richly-detailed galleries featuring interactive games, and dynamic installations that depict key Revolutionary War figures and events, starting with Hamilton’s childhood in St. Croix to his fateful duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. THE EXHIBITION is underscored by a brand-new 27-piece orchestral recording of the music from HAMILTON.
Tickets will be automatically refunded from Ticketmaster or other points of purchase for patrons holding tickets to THE EXHIBITION from August 26 to September 8.
For EXHIBITION hours and more information about HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, visit www.HamiltonExhibition.com.
It was previously announced the musical HAMILTON will conclude its more than three (3) year run in Chicago at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) on January 5, 2020. Chicago was the first city outside New York where HAMILTON opened; the production began performances on September 27, 2016 at what was then The PrivateBank Theatre.
During its Chicago engagement, from September 2016 to January 2020, HAMILTON will have been attended by more than 2.6 million people, a number nearly equal to the population (2.7 million) of the city. More than 32,000 Chicago public school students and teachers have participated in HAMILTON’s singular, nationwide American history education program – popularly known as EduHam – since the musical arrived in Chicago.
During its 171-week run in Chicago, HAMILTON will have played a total of 1341 performances.
For information on HAMILTON, visit www.HamiltonMusical.com, www.Facebook.com/HamiltonMusical, www.Instagram.com/HamiltonMusical andwww.Twitter.com/HamiltonMusical, and the official app for HAMILTON is available for download at HamiltonBroadway.com/app, which offers an app-based show lottery, stickers, camera filters, a merchandise store, music, news, tickets and exclusive content with Lin-Manuel and the Hamilton companies.