The debut of Hamilton: The Exhibition will end its Chicago stay earlier than expected, closing August 25 on Northerly Island instead of the previously scheduled September 8.
The shift, according to representatives, is due to a number of nearby events that would create conflicts in the customer experience, including a Chicago Bears game and the North Coast Music Festival. Tickets for canceled dates will be automatically refunded by customers’ point of purchase.
Meanwhile, the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical itself continues its sit-down engagement at Chicago’s CIBC Theatre, where it first premiered in September 2016. It will take its final bow at the venue January 5, 2020.
The freestanding exhibit, presented with Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., features an audio tour narrated by Miranda (with original co-stars Phillipa Soo and Christopher Jackson) and utilizes immersive displays to provide a deeper context to the historical figure beyond what is discussed in the musical, including explorations of his time as a trader in St. Croix and what life was like in 18th century Manhattan.
The exhibition is expected to tour following the Chicago launch, though no details are yet confirmed.