Hamilton will go down as one of the greatest musicals for a few reasons. First, it utilizes pop, hip-hop and rap in order to tell a story. The music has shades of musical theater influences, such as from Cole Porter and Hammerstein, but is also completely unique and unlike most typical Broadway fair. Secondly, it plays with race and makes choices that are seen as political. It's mere casting choices has lots to say about immigration, racisim and American's demographic make-up today.
Yes, I think that "Hamilton" will go down as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time because the play brought in huge amounts of revenue and developed a cult following. The show has been the hottest attraction in New York City for months and will surely go down as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time.
No, the musical about Alexander Hamilton will not go down as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. While the founding fathers' and American history are some of the most interesting subject matters in my eyes, I am the exception, not the rule. This play will find it hard to gain traction with a population more largely obsessed with modern day celebrities.
While the show is worth dishing out the money to go and spend the evening or afternoon watching it, "Hamilton" will not go down as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. The show is not a classic as so many others before it have been. "Hamilton" certainly is not an instant classic.