WPBS is pleased to bring our broadcast community, the premiere of Hamilton’s America. See what all of the buzz is about in this first installment of Cinema 6, as we screen Hamilton’s America, Friday, October 7th at 6pm at the North Country Arts Council, 52 Public Square, Watertown, NY. This screening is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be provided.
Eight years, 11 Tony® Awards, and one Pulitzer Prize later, Hamilton, Miranda’s hit musical, is the hottest ticket on Broadway and a pop culture phenomenon. It’s also the subject of Hamilton’s America, a new documentary from Great Performances airing this month on WPBS-TV as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival, Friday, October 21st at 9pm.
Hamilton’s America, produced by RadicalMedia (Great Performances’s In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams) and directed by Alex Horwitz, offers an intimate look at the creation of the show, revealing Miranda’s process as he adapts Hamilton’s epic story into groundbreaking musical theater. Newly shot footage of the New York production with its original cast and trips to Mt. Vernon, Valley Forge, and other historic locations with Miranda and other cast members further flesh out the story. President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary Hank Paulson, Secretary Timothy Geithner, Questlove, Black Thought, Jimmy Fallon, John Weidman, Nas, and Stephen Sondheim are among the notable interviews.
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