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).

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Netflix

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte

Disney
Disney

Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]

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