By Christian Holub
July 28, 2016 at 06:48 PM EDT
Joseph Sinnott

Unlike Alexander Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently taking a break. The Hamilton mastermind is on a well-deserved vacation after officially passing his blockbuster Founding Fathers musical to a new crop of actors, but he won’t be away from culture forever. PBS President Paula Kerger announced Thursday that Miranda will host the 6th PBS Annual Arts Fall Festival. The fest features Great Performances and Live from Lincoln Center specials on Friday nights throughout the fall, and will kick off with Hamilton’s America, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Miranda’s musical.

“I’m such a huge fan of PBS. For my entire life it’s been our window into a world of the arts that isn’t available anywhere else on TV,” Miranda said in a statement. “This year’s PBS Arts Fall Festival lineup is incredible, and I am excited to not only host the festival, but have Hamilton’s America kick it off.” 

Hamilton’s America will debut on Oct. 21, and then continue on Friday nights through the fall. The rest of the lineup includes specials about pianist Lang Lang, violinist Joshua Bell, and a Royal Shakespeare Company showcase to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

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