Hamilton is likely the most hyped about musical of all time.
Or is it?
Gen Xers might be quick to point out that Rent took the world by storm in the mid-90’s while their parents could bring up the stunning successes of Ragtime, Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera saw during their time. Even then, most critics seem to be awestruck by the success of Hamilton.
To put Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical into context, we talk to Broadway historian Peter Filichia about other landmark plays and how they stand the test of time.