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Cast of Broadway Hit 'Hamilton' to Perform at White House

The cast will perform for the first family and take questions from school children



    Actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is seen on stage during "Hamilton" GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New York City. The broadway cast will perform at the White House.

    The cast of the mega-hit Broadway show "Hamilton" will make a quick trip to the White House on Monday to perform songs from the show for the first family and answer questions from school children.

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's writer and star, announced the invitation during his weekly video series Wednesday.

    The musical tells the true story of Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first treasury secretary. It is told by a young African-American and Latino cast and has a varied score that ranges from pop ballads to sexy R&B to rap battles.

    The Obamas have been big boosters of the show. President Barack Obama took daughters Sasha and Malia to see it last year after first lady Michelle Obama caught it last spring.