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Hamilton's America (2016)

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Hamilton's America delves even deeper into the creation of the Hamilton musical, revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton's epic story into groundbreaking musical theater.

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The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

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Credited cast:
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Himself (archive footage)
Barack Obama ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself
Paul Ryan ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Blankenbuehler ... Himself
Ariana DeBose ... Herself (archive footage)
Daveed Diggs ... Himself / Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson
Jimmy Fallon ... Himself
Joanne Freeman Joanne Freeman ... Herself
Timothy Geithner ... Himself
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Herself / Angelica Schuyler
Jonathan Groff ... Himself
Chris Jackson ... Himself / George Washington
Jasmine Cephas Jones ... Herself / Peggy Schuyler / Maria Reynolds
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Hamilton's America delves even deeper into the creation of the Hamilton musical, revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton's epic story into groundbreaking musical theater.

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The story behind the revolutionary musical. See more »

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PBS Hamilton's America site

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USA

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English

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21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Leslie Odom Jr.: If that's all you're looking at is our worst act in our worst day, any one of us could be painted as a villain.
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PBS does 'Hamilton' proud!
10 March 2017 | by LiquidPoetry1921See all my reviews

If you were unable (like most of us) to score a ticket to one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history, this documentary in PBS's 'Great Performances' series is an absolute must-see!

From the ironic way 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda stumbled upon the history of Alexander Hamilton, to the way he decided to turn it into a hip-hop production, this documentary beautifully explores the history of Miranda's masterpiece.

Filled with commentaries from individuals such as Ron Chernow, the Hamilton biographer who penned Miranda's inspiration for the play, to words of praise from former Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, to hearing from Leslie Odom, Jr., the amazing actor who portrayed Aaron Burr, this program provides insights that may have been previously unknown by PBS viewers. One of those 'insights' came from Miranda himself, explaining how he based the Hamilton/Burr rivalry on feuding rap adversaries Tupac and Biggie. Just one of the MANY things you'll learn from this marvelous show!

In short, if you've missed seeing the phenomenal theatre production of "Hamilton"...or even if you have, PBS's "Hamilton's America" is must-see viewing for every member of the family!


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