PBS’s has announced that their Great Performances anthology series will air RadicalMedia’s Hamilton’s America this fall. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at making the Broadway smash. It follows creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and his team as they went about bringing Hamilton to the masses. Apparently it will also show scenes from the impossible-to-get-tickets-to play.
Lin-Manuel had this to say:
“On behalf of the entire ‘Hamilton’ cast and creative team, many of whom are ‘In The Heights’ alumni, we are overjoyed to be returning to PBS in partnership with RadicalMedia with this project. We invited filmmaker Alex Horwitz into ‘the room where it happened’ a few years ago, and he’s captured parts of this journey no one has seen. We can’t wait to share it, thanks to PBS.”
In my real life (yes I have one) my hubby has a degree in theater, so needless to say we have a lot of theater nerd friends. I have never in all the years I have hanging out with this bunch seen more excitement over a play than I have for Hamilton. I feel I must acknowledge that not everyone is a fan, a lot of people feel Lin-Manuel would be better off putting his talents to work on a story that is about POC, and not sticking POC in as place holders for white slave owners. But with that said, Hamilton has really helped to diversify Broadway and I’m excited to see it get even more attention and more audience.