“Hamilton’s America” Kicks Off PBS-TV’s Fall Arts Fest [Berkshire on Stage]

October 20th, 2016, 2:30 pm by Greg

Broadway and history combine for a timely look at the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning mega-hit Hamilton.

“Hamilton’s America,” the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize – explodes onto television sets at 9pm on Friday (October 21) as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

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The story of Alexander Hamilton is most remembered for its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hamilton killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. But the full story of this political genius – a poor immigrant who built himself up from nothing to become one of the nation’s most vital architects – has largely been forgotten by history… until now.

Today, Hamilton’s fan club is vocal and growing, thanks, in no small measure, to Tony, Grammy and Emmy-winning composer and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical. With its young cast claiming America’s history as its own, Hamilton is redefining how audiences learn about history.

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