With the Broadway smash “Hamilton” expected to be the focus of attention at Sunday’s 70th Annual Tony Awards, CBS today announced that it will air a special “Hamilton” program before the ceremony.
The program, which will air under the “60 Minutes” banner, is described by the network as a “director’s cut” of Charlie Rose’s “Hamilton” feature that was first aired in November. The new version is almost double the length of the original, CBS notes.
“Hamilton” has been the hardest ticket to get on Broadway, especially with star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s recent announcement that he will be leaving the show later this summer. For fans who have been unable to see the show, CBS says of Sunday’s broadcast, “It could be their last chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator, acting in the title role.”
The Broadway show has been nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards. The CBS program will feature previously unseen material including interview footage with Miranda and other cast members, along with performance footage from the show.
The special “60 Minutes” installment airs Sunday, June 12, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, followed by “The 70th Annual Tony Awards” from 8-11 p.m. (live ET, delayed PT).