Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Tony award-winning Broadway show “Hamilton” and Penn’s 2016 commencement speaker, teamed up with former Penn President Judith Rodin to announce the Rockefeller Foundation’s commitment to send 100,000 public school students to see “Hamilton.”
Rodin is currently the President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a position she has held since 2005.
“Our goal is to not only bring history to life for students throughout the country, but to have them relate to the actors who make this show what it is; demonstrating that everything is possible for them, no matter what neighborhood they live in, what school they attend, or where they come from,” Rodin said. “This program is one of the Foundation’s most impactful and we are so excited to be able to export it across the country.”
In total, the program will cost $6 million to finance the national expansion of its educational partnership that provides inner-city students with tickets to the Broadway show. Due to the early success of the New York City program, #EduHam will expand to select cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
As a part of their American History studies, students will experience history and see the show for just $10. The students will attend special matinee performances and engage with the cast members.Comments powered by Disqus
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