Lin Manuel Miranda's second Broadway musical has smashed all the records for ticket sales (surpassing The Lion King at the end of 2015), was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tonys, won 11 Tonys (just one shy of The Producers' record 12 wins), won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater album, and it has become a cultural touchstone.
Oh, and Miranda won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Hamilton, and a 2015 MacArthur "Genius" Grant, and an honorary doctorate from his Alma Mater, Wesleyan University.
I think he also walks on water and can shoot laser beams out of his eyes, but I'm not sure about those two.
The musical is a literal rags-to-riches story about Alexander Hamilton. He's the guy on the US $10 bill, and if you remember your American History, he was the first Treasurer of the US (one of the four members of George Washington's cabinet), and he died in a duel with Aaron Burr.
Watch this, and if it piques your interest, watch the full PBS documentary about the show: Hamilton's America. It is available on the PBS website until Nov. 18, 2016, after which you will probably be able to buy a DVD or Blu-ray, or maybe stream it for a fee or something.
Oh, and Lin Manuel Miranda also recently hosted SNL, and for his opening monologue, rewrote the lyrics to one of Hamilton's songs:
P.S. The Hamilton Original Cast Recording is available to stream on Amazon Prime Music and Apple Music (and it wouldn't surprise me if it is also on Spotify).