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$6 million 'Hamilton' donation = 100,000 kids, including Angelenos, getting discount tickets

Composer, actor Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates Grammy award on stage during
Composer, actor Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates Grammy award on stage during "Hamilton" Grammy performance for the 58th Grammy Awards at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Feb. 15, 2016 in New York City.
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The Rockefeller Foundation says it's giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the country not throw away their shot to see the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton."

The foundation said Thursday the funding would let students at schools in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and the District of Columbia to see the show for $10. Plans are already in the works for a U.S. national tour that starts on the West Coast, as well as a Chicago company of "Hamilton" and one for London.

The students will attend special matinee performances and interact with cast members during the program.

The additional funding follows a 2015 pilot program that provided a $1.5 million grant for 20,000 New York City school children to see the Broadway sensation.

Watch the cast of "Hamilton" perform "My Shot" live at the White House (warning: contains adult language):

Hamilton My Shot video live