On October 21 at 9:00pm WGBY will air the national premiere of Great Performances/Hamilton’s America. Writing about the upcoming broadcast, WGBH’s President and CEO, Jon Abbot, quoted New York Times’ theater critic, Ben Brantley, who wrote that the Broadway musical Hamilton “makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born.”
In the documentary we follow Lin-Manuel Miranda as he creates a landmark musical that ultimately won 11 Tony Awards (1 short of the record) and a Pulitzer Prize. On the day after the premiere, October 22, PBS LearningMedia invites us to check back for a collection of media-rich resources based on the documentary. Until then you can explore American Experience: Alexander Hamilton, Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton and more than 600 other PBS LearningMedia resources on Alexander Hamilton, which you can filter by grade and resource type.
Also see a favorite video of mine where Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “Alexander Hamilton” at the White House.