Hamilton: The Exhibition has set a new opening date for its launch in Chicago, where the Tony-winning musical continues to play a sit-down engagement. The immersive installation will now open its doors April 6, 2019, instead of the previously announced date of November 17 this year.
Producer Jeffrey Seller is behind the exhibit with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, set designer David Korins (who serves as creative director), Yale professor and historian Joanne Freeman, and Harvard’s Annette Gordon-Reed. Seller calls the project one of the most ambitious of his career.
He explains, “As we continued to develop the experience over the last three months, we were presented with both exciting new opportunities and unique challenges, the combination of which have led us to postpone the opening. In short, we need a little more time to get this right.”
The freestanding exhibit, presented with Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., will feature an audio tour narrated by Miranda and utilize 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.
Following the Chicago launch, the exhibition will tour the United States.