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$6M donated for 100K children in US to see ‘Hamilton’

/ 09:37 AM June 24, 2016
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NEW YORK — The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the US see the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.”

The foundation said Thursday the funding would allow students as some schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the District of Columbia to see the show for $10. Plans are already in the works to open a Chicago company of “Hamilton,” as well as one for London and a US national tour that starts on the West Coast.

READ: ‘Hamilton’ musical tickets going for jaw-dropping $6,000

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The students will attend special matinee performances and interact with cast members during the program.

The additional funding follows a 2015 pilot program that provided a $1.5 million grant for 20,000 New York City school children to see the Broadway sensation.

READ: Open casting call for ‘Hamilton’ causes a little ruckus

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