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'Hamilton' on Broadway: Rockefeller Foundation grant to let 20,000 NYC students see show

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the company star in the

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the company star in the Broadway production of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Tickets for "Hamilton," the hottest show in town, are about to be sold to 20,000 lucky New York school kids for $10. The Rockefeller Foundation announced Tuesday that a $1.46 million grant will make it possible for students selected from the five boroughs to go to Wednesday matinees beginning April 13, an opportunity that will include classroom study programs and interaction with members of the cast.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and stars in the hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, said in a news release that he "can't wait to perform for a theater full of students who are learning about our Founding Fathers in class and seeing how it still relates to their own lives on stage."

Participating high schools will be chosen by the New York City Department of Education. Top tickets for the smash show, which is sold out at least through the end of the year, have a resale value on Ticketmaster of more than $1,100.

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