NYC students see ‘Hamilton,’ perform onstage for history class

On a recent Wednesday morning, some 1,300 juniors from 17 New York City public schools lined up outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

They took selfies as they excitedly waited to see “Hamilton,” the Tony Award-winning cultural phenomenon about our nation’s founding that is one of the most coveted tickets on Broadway. Prime orchestra seats cost more than $800; they were seeing it for just a Hamilton, or $10.

Their luck was the result of a month of hard work and a unique educational partnership between the show, the New York City Department of Education and two NYC organizations.

Meredith Deliso