Watch "60 Minutes" Explore the Hamilton Phenomenon (Video)

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The Nov. 8 episode of the CBS-TV magazine show "60 Minutes" featured a segment on the phenomenon of the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Correspondent Charlie Rose interviewed creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda on the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where the show opened in August.

Watch the segment here:

Here's how the "60 Minutes" webpage teased the segment: "President Obama came. His wife and children saw it, too. So did Vice President Biden and his predecessor, Dick Cheney. Beyonce and Jay-Z took it in, as did Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep — to name but a few. So what's the fuss about on Broadway that's attracting the A-listers and selling out each night? It's a musical about the man on the U.S. $10 bill. But its creative approach is creating a sensation and the show is smashing box-office records. Charlie Rose goes behind the curtain to report on Hamilton, an unorthodox treatment of the story of America's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton."

The "60 Minutes Overtime" feature on the CBS-RV website includes material that was shot but not aired. Here is a feature on the creation of the Hamilton cast album:

A scene from <i>Hamilton</i>
A scene from Hamilton Photo by Joan Marcus
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