The biggest show to hit Broadway in decades opened in 2015. Hamilton is a musical about Alexander Hamilton and tells the story of a founding father of the United States. You can read and listen to some of the buzz about this musical.
This is a real turning point in musical theatre. A milestone. And going back to Showboat we can see this musical addressing serious issues through the popular entertainment of the time. Is it more ground-breaking than Hair or Rent? That is for you to decide. After all, you know about musical theatre.
Take a look at this introductory video about Hamilton and its power related to the form of musical theatre.