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Grant Allows 20,000 Students to see a Broadway Show
And not just any Broadway show. The hottest musical on broadway right now. Mind you, I might be a little obsessed, but I’m not the only one. The show got a pretty rave NY Times review:
"Hamilton," the mega-buzzy bio-musical about Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers, opened to glowing accolades. Yes, it really is that good. It's one of the most talked about Broadway shows since "The Book of Mormon" in 2011.
And now, thanks to a $1.46 million grant to NYC public schools, some 20,000 high school students get to see this amazing show, for $10 out of their own pocket.

What’s it about?


I’ll share with you Broadwayworld.com’s summary of the master piece, because unfortunately I only know what I’ve read on the internet:
"From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: AlexanderHamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winnerLin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is."
On top of that, the music is hip hop and rap. The cast is diverse. And the drama is based on history... what could be cooler than that?

If you want to learn about the show check out @marissabergman’s card about it Hamilton Really is Everything. (Thanks for the inspiration!)

Why this show?


Well, it’s pretty easy to already recognize it’s value educationally. It’s a musical ABOUT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS.

Washington, Jefferson, Madison — they’re are all characters, fighting a war and writing constitutions. And they aren’t just singing about it... they are having straight-up rap battles about it.

If I could see any musical right now, it would be this one.


The music is beyond creative, the script is educational and FUN, and the drama is real. As in the events really happened, HISTORY PEOPLE. What musical nerd wouldn’t want to know about this?

Even the President himself got tickets and went to this show.

So theatre nerds? Don’t you wish you were one of these kids that got to see this show for only $10?



Also, while we are talking about musicals, did you know Vingle has a Musical Community?! Yup! Happy nerding!
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aww I feel you! I’m like right here but I don’t have the money right now. Maybe some day. until then... I shall nerd out about it on the internet! XD @Claymorex
This is so cool! Great for NY Students! I've seen a ton of musicals, though, not on Broadway. Still, to this day, my favorite is Wicked, followed by Sunset Boulevard. I will have to check Hamilton out!!
@marshalledgar Wicked was amazing, and YES I hope this musical goes on tour, or comes to other cities. I would LOVE to see it!
that looks amazing! those kids are very lucky children indeed wish i could take my mother and sisters to see this.
I wish I could take my family to see this too! I would learn so much and we would all have a great time @trin1991!! I just hope it comes out on tour and I can see it then :)