Not Throwing Away Their Shot: PBS To Air Behind the Scenes Special of ‘Hamilton’ Musical


20160118_055659_419120_screen-shot-2016-01-17-at-95350-pmI’m sure many of you cannot turn a corner without someone you know referencing the musical sensation HAMILTON. And unless you are one of the lucky ones, you probably have not had a chance to see the musical in person. As we get one step closer to a recorded and broadcast version of the historical musical following the rise and fall of Alexander Hamilton, PBS wants us to know they have our back and will air a behind-the-scenes special this fall.

From the official PBS announcement, which you can read here

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that it will air HAMILTON’S AMERICA, a feature film documentary providing intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical HAMILTON. A contemporary perspective of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical based on the life of United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, HAMILTON’S AMERICA will come to GREAT PERFORMANCES in the fall 2016, and will be a highlight of PBS’s Arts programming.

“There will be some of the musical,” says Kerger. “There will definitely be some of the performance looped in.”

Kerger also mentioned that everyone wanted to get their hands on a broadcast of HAMILTON, but that she is thrilled that creator Miranda chose PBS to partner with.

Although no official date has been set for HAMILTON’S AMERICA, fans of the musical will love the behind the scenes look.

Based on the book, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

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