Hamilton: The Exhibition opens on Northerly Island this weekend

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The highly-anticipated Hamilton: The Exhibition opened Saturday at Northerly Island.

Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda treated fans to Stan's Donuts as they waited in line to see the exhibit.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda treats fans to Stan's Donuts as they wait in line to visit "Hamilton: The Exhibit" at Northerly Island.



The 360-degree immersive exhibition chronicles the history of one of America's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. The exhibition is on display in a free-standing, all weather structure the size of a football field for a limited time in Chicago before touring other cities.

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Lin Manuel-Miranda spoke with ABC7's Janet Davies about 'Hamilton: The Exhibition' opening on Northerly Island.





The exhibition features an audio tour narrated by Miranda along with other members of the cast from the original Broadway production of "Hamilton."

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Roz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend.


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The highly-anticipated Hamilton exhibit opens in Chicago Saturday.



"With a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you will experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived," the exhibition says on its website.

The exhibit is a collaboration between "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, creative director David Korins, who designed the set for "Hamilton," Yale University professor Joanne Freeman, director Thomas Kail and producer Jeffrey Seller. Harvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed is also contributing to the exhibit.

The exhibition runs in Chicago through September, 2019. Tickets start at $39.40.



For more information, visit hamiltonexhibition.com.
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