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Hamilton’s America comprehensive documentary three years in the making comes to THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. as season kickoff to PBS Arts Fall Festival. Broadway and history combine in a timely look at the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning megahit “Hamilton.”
Great Performances was LIVE on Facebook from the red carpet of the Hamilton’s America premiere event with host Travon Free!
Live performances by Ry Cooder, Lila Downs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Kris Kristofferson, Lucrecia, Martina McBride, Magnolia Sisters, JD Souther, and more.
In 1783, Alexander Hamilton retired from the military and began his life as a politician. Hamilton contributed 51 of the 85 Federalist Papers, essays that are still used to interpret the U.S Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton served as George Washington’s assistant during the Revolutionary War. Hamilton was unfulfilled in this role and requested a field position. Washington granted his request for the 1781 Battle of Yorktown. Read the transcript As the Revolutionary war raged on Washington looked for an assistant. He found young Alexander Hamilton, an artilleryman in New […]
Being an immigrant was a part of Hamilton’s identity that he carried with him his entire life. Watch the first episode of Hamilton in :60 The Immigrant and learn more about Alexander Hamilton.