Google brings ‘hamilton’ experiences to students in the theater and virtual reality


Yesterday, Google’s philanthropic arm,, gave 5,000 high school students across the country a chance to see the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical. All of this was possible thanks to an $800,000 grant from the company, which worked in collaboration with The Gilder Lehrman Institute to cap off the students’ six-week unit on the founding of America with a matinée of the oft-praised hip hop historical.

I had a chance to meet up with some of the lucky high school students yesterday at the musical’s San Francisco location, where 24 Bay Area high schools assembled to watch the performance. Students across Chicago and New York City also made their way to the musical yesterday.