In October 2015, The Rockefeller Foundation announced that it pledged $1.46 million to pay for 20,000 11th graders from the New York City area to see a performance of Hamilton: An American Musical.
Dubbed #EduHam, over 1,300 students attended today's matinee, where they not only saw a complete performance, but performed their own raps integrating themes they learned in their American history classes.
Cast and attendees alike realized what an exciting and emotional moment this was for Hamilton and the Broadway industry as a whole, and took to Twitter to share the most exciting moments. Here's a round-up of tweets that will make you feel like you were in the room where it happens:
A group did Boston Tea Party! Girl playing KG3 had perfect Brit accent and ended with Beiber song!! "You can go and Tax yourself!" #EduHam— Rory O'Malley (@RoryOMalley) April 13, 2016