PBS is offering a behind the scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
The public broadcaster and television program distributor has officially unveiled its fall scheduling plans with this year’s PBS Arts Fall Festival kicking off with Great Performances’ Hamilton’s America in October.
“It gives us a fantastic opportunity to talk about the hottest show ever, on Broadway,” PBS’ chief programming executive and GM Beth Hoppe said of the musical that recently won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical.
PBS got access to the show’s creator, Miranda, and his colleagues for two years leading up to Hamilton’s Broadway debut.
“We were in a really wonderful position,” Hoppe told Deadline. “David Horne, exec producer of Great Performances has a great relationship with Lin, because he had done a documentary on his earlier show, In the Heights. Through that relationship, he is a Friend Of PBS,” she joked, of Miranda.
PBS will air Great Performances’ Hamilton’s America on October 21.