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):