Thursday, May 10, 2018

"Hamilton: The Exhibition" Coming to Northerly Island This Winter

In case you missed it earlier this week, looks like the Northerly Island is getting some Alexander Hamilton (via Curbed):
Downtown’s CIBC Theatre won’t be your only shot when it comes to getting your Hamiliton fix in Chicago after a new historical exhibit from the broadway musical’s creators opens at Northerly Island this fall.
Dubbed “Hamilton: The Exhibition,” the interactive attraction will make its world debut on November 17 inside a 27,000-square-foot temporary building south of the Adler Planetarium. It is expected to stay in Chicago until a yet-to-be-determined date before embarking on a tour to select cities nationwide.

A collaboration between Hamilton composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, producer Jeffrey Seller, set designer David Korins, and musical director Thomas Kail, the immersive experience will re-create pivotal events featured in the show as a well as lesser known periods in Alexander Hamilton’s life.

Seems a little strange on many fronts.  We know people are enamored by all things Hamilton thanks to the musical, but curious to see what the reception is for this type of "exhibit".

Additionally, the location seems tough to get to - especially during cold months.  Yes, Sloopsters may have a desire to go all the way out to Northerly Island but the common tourist?

What do we know...people were probably saying the same thing before the musical was penned...

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