Iconic Broadway Designs of David Korins

Stages of Imagination: The Iconic Broadway Designs of David Korins

September 2024 through May 2025

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, in collaboration with Korins Studio, proudly announces the debut of an unparalleled exhibition, "Stages of Imagination: The Iconic Broadway Designs of David Korins." Running from September 2024 to May 2025, this groundbreaking showcase invites visitors on an immersive journey into the visionary world of Emmy award-winning, three-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway designer David Korins.

Non Member advance purchase and reservation begins August 20.

David Korins on the set of Hamilton with a miniature version of the set.

David Korins is one of the top scenic designers in the world, known for creating spectacular worlds including the smash Broadway mega-hit, “Hamilton,” and the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition. This exclusive exhibition will showcase his work, particularly the fascinating miniature scale models that he creates as part of the design process.

ADMISSION to the Exhibit is included in Membership!  Members will have the first opportunity for advance reservations beginning July 1.

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Press Release


William Russo, Executive Director, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
williamr@theminitimemachine.org | (520) 881-0606



Tucson, Arizona - April 24, 2024 - The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures (William Russo Executive Director), in collaboration with Korins Studio, proudly announces the debut of an unparalleled exhibition, "Stages of Imagination: The Iconic Broadway Designs of David Korins." Running from September 2024 to May 2025, this groundbreaking showcase invites visitors on an immersive journey into the visionary world of Emmy award-winning, three-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway designer David Korins. 

“STAGES OF IMAGINATION: The Iconic Broadway Designs of David Korins” goes from process to performance, exploring the collaborations that led to hit productions: Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Here Lies Love, and The Who’s Tommy. Through intricate scale models, real-life recreations, and exclusive interviews with many of Korins’ world-class collaborators, we will discover how Korins transforms the pages of scripts into spellbinding Broadway spectacles.   

William Russo, Executive Director at TMTM, who has collaborated with David Korins on many theatrical productions in New York City, says I am thrilled to have David Korins as our partner, collaborator, and featured artist in The Mini Time Machine’s most ambitious Exhibit to date, manifesting our dream to be a place of creation as well as exhibition. To be immersed again in David's creative process, but this time in a new arena has been thrilling.  I can't wait to share that experience with the visitors of The Mini Time Machine.”   

David Korins adds, “I was honored that Billy was encouraging me to showcase my entire body of work, including all the various disciplines we work in at Korins Studio. But in the end, we decided to go deeper, not wider, and focus our attention on five very different but successful theatrical productions instead of exploring our projects in film, television, hospitality, museums, and experiential design. 

What is most exciting to me is the chance to pull the curtain back on how collaboration lies at the heart of everything we do and showcase the creators and craftspeople who contribute to it – all the many hands that touch a design from page to stage, including the amazing work in my studio. The real magic is in sharing the steps of the process.” 

Korins has also said “We don’t just design shows, we build worlds. We collectively tell stories through a community of collaboration.” This exhibition is a deep dive into how it happens, starting with an intense exploration into some of the most exciting collaborations in modern musical theatre history at every point in the process.  

There will be shared moments of inspiration from authors like Lin Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, as well as exclusive interviews with directors Michael Greif,  Thomas Kail, Des McAnuff and Alex Timbers, while original cast members like Alex Brightman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Arielle Jacobs,  Ben Platt and Lea Salonga will reveal how the design process helped them in creating their landmark roles.  

“Sometimes the process of making is as impressive as the final product,” believes Korins, “and we’ll get to explore the evolution of designs through stages like The Makers Station, where we see four stages of fully realized models of Beetlejuice, The White Model, where structural displays of Dear Evan Hansen, Here Lies Love and The Who’s Tommy will dazzle with their craftsmanship.“   

This is the only place in the world where you will be able to see the singular models from Korins' shows and be able to see the differences between the original Public Theatre version of Hamilton and the one that opened later on Broadway, five different versions of the couches from Beetlejuice (including one life-sized one to interact with!), and an entire display of fan-generated models of various shows are all part of the show. 

As Korins observes, “Even the longest-running show eventually closes, but an exhibit like this will hopefully live on for many years and travel to different cities and countries, demonstrating to the world that collaboration and imagination are the two most important parts of every production.” 

Beyond the Exhibit: "Stages of Imagination" isn't just an exhibit—it's an experience. Enhance your visit with symposia and masterclasses led by David Korins, himself. 

Membership at The Mini Time Machine includes admission to the Exhibit and Members gain exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime showcase, with advance reservations opening on July 1 at theminitimemachine.org.  Don't miss your chance to embark on this extraordinary journey through the heart of Broadway's most iconic designs.  

KORINS STUDIO is a one-stop creative suite trusted by visionary global brands to create and bring to life world class experiences.  Led by founder and award-winning creative director David Korins, our team of holistic storytellers, world builders, designers, artists, and technical experts are brought together by a shared passion for creating best in class experiences. Our work has reached millions of people throughout the world across the mediums of  Live Experiences, Theater, Concerts, Branding, Hospitality Design, TV & Film and more.   

David Korins is the award-winning CEO and Founder of the New York-based creative studio that bears his name, which has reached hundreds of millions of people around the globe with his omnidirectional experiences. He has designed the scenery for Hamilton and 25 other Broadway shows, was the Creative Director of Immersive Van Gogh, and won an Emmy for his Production Design on Grease: Live. He has collaborated with the museum scene in venues as varied as the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and the USC Shoah Foundation at the Museum of the Holocaust. Korins has also worked with Sotheby’s on numerous projects and been the creative force behind large scale exhibitions like Disney Animation: the Immersive Experience, currently being rolled out globally, the upcoming rebranded World of Coca Cola Experience in Atlanta, and the Immersive Cannabis Experience, Cannabition, opening soon in Las Vegas.  

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