For $10, New York City Students See ‘Hamilton’ And Rap For Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Hamilton” has won acclaim for its fresh take on a familiar chapter of American history: the revolutionary era. But what if the musical were told from the perspective of Hamilton’s angry wife or a self-assured King George?

Students from some public high schools in New York City have for weeks been reading the documents that informed the Broadway blockbuster and preparing their own musical riffs on the same characters and historical context. And on Wednesday, hundreds of them visited the Richard Rodgers Theater, where a dozen groups of students rapped and sang their responses to the “Hamilton” creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, before they watched a matinee of the show.

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