New Exhibition Explores the Life of Alexander Hamilton, Courtesy of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Rendering by David Korins
Rendering by David Korins

Those who have already seen Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton may have found themselves wondering, much like King George III in the musical, “What comes next?” With the Hamilton movie not due to hit theaters until at least 2020, the final cast bow at the end of the show left many fans wanting more. And more they shall receive.

“Hamilton: The Exhibition”—a “360-degree, immersive exhibit” inspired by the life of Alexander Hamilton, as told through Miranda’s hit play—is opening on Chicago’s Northerly Island on April 27 and will remain there until September 8. From there, it will travel to select U.S. cities.

Miranda’s voice will serve as an audio guide as visitors navigate the exhibit, which will be housed in a freestanding tent about the size of a football field. The goal is to share new details about Hamilton’s life and legacy that didn’t make it into the musical's narrative. 

“People want to learn more,” Miranda told the Chicago Tribune last year, when the exhibition was being planned. “It seems that two hours and 45 minutes of a musical were just not enough for them. I know from my Twitter account.”

The story is larger than Hamilton, though. The exhibit also tells the story of America, touching on the Revolution and how the country came to be created, despite the odds stacked against it.

According to the exhibit’s website, it will take about 90 minutes to view all of the material: “Sit at Hamilton’s desk and discover how his work as a trader in St. Croix gave him the skills to create our country’s financial system,” the exhibition description reads. “Gaze upon the streets of New York with detailed replicas of the city in 1776. Step into George Washington’s war tent as you learn how the Revolutionary Army planned their shocking victory in the Battle of Yorktown.”

In other words, there's plenty to leave Hamilton fans feeling "satisfied."

Tickets are now available for purchase on Ticketmaster (they cost $39.50 for adults, $32.50 for seniors/military personnel, and $25 for children aged 4-14).

Isaac Hempstead Wright Explains Bran Stark's Intense Staring in Game of Thrones

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

There's always been something off with Brandon Stark's empty stare that we see so often in Game of Thrones. This week, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright explained exactly how he pulls it off.

The 20-year-old went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and shared a few of his experiences from working on the show, including accidentally dropping a spoiler in his math class and the interesting sex ed talk he was forced to have with his mom given his tender age when he began filming the show.

He also talked about his "intense stare"—and his preparation for the role may not be as deep as you think.

"I'm kind of getting good at this sort of intense stare," the star began. "But it's actually aided by the fact that I'm completely blind when I'm on set. I don't have my glasses, and I don't have contact lenses."

"How thick are the glasses?" Kimmel asks him, to which Hempstead Wright replies, "They're not that thick, but I need them to see."

He recalled another time when his vision problems aided his character. In season 7, while filming a scene with Sophie Turner (a.k.a. Sansa Stark), he recalled Turner making a comment along the lines of "Isaac, your stare is like—you're staring into my soul!" to which the actor replied "I can't see you!"

Actors—they're just like us.

Richard Madden Shared a Hilarious Throwback Photo With Game of Thrones Co-Stars Kit Harington and Alfie Allen

Charley Gallay, Getty Images for Netflix
Charley Gallay, Getty Images for Netflix

Richard Madden may not have held the title of King in the North for long on Game of Thrones, but his memories of his time on the series—and the lasting friendships he forged—live on. Madden, who played Robb Stark, was famously killed off in season 3’s penultimate episode, “The Rains of Castamere” (a.k.a. The Red Wedding episode). But he has continued to champion the series, and his former colleagues, in the years since his premature demise. People spotted his latest tribute to his Game of Thrones days: a #TBT Instagram post that serves as a stark (no pun intended) reminder of just how long we’ve all been watching the epic HBO series.

The image features Madden with co-stars Kit Harington and Alfie Allen—each of whom is almost recognizable—after taking a ride on the Wheel of Belfast following their first read-through of Game of Thrones’s pilot episode. Which means that Madden’s caption that the photo is about 10 years old is pretty spot-on; the original pilot episode filmed in Northern Ireland in 2009, which would make all three of the actors about 22 years old at the time.

The show's actors have remained tight even after Madden’s brutal on-screen murder. In June 2018, Madden was a guest at Harington and fellow Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie’s wedding. Just a few months later, the 32-year-old actor—who won a Golden Globe earlier this year for his Netflix series The Bodyguard—was there to support his on-screen little sister Maisie Williams when she made her stage debut in I and You at London’s Hampstead Theatre. Which means that Madden might know more than any of us do in terms of how Game of Thrones will end, and could have been on to something when he predicted that ultimately, "[I]t’s just going to be three dragons flying around and everyone else is dead.” Hey, it could happen!

[h/t People]

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