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As Lin-Manuel Miranda takes his final bow at the Richard Rodgers Theatre this Saturday, he will know that his musical “Hamilton” truly made an impact. The highly sought after ticket helped set a record for Broadway’s 2015-2016 season, earning more than $1.7 million in one week. Aside from the precedence it has set in both ticket sales and attendance, “Hamilton” has also made some bold choices on the stage.

As Miranda has explained, the musical “is the story of America then, told by America now.” That’s one of the reasons it’s considered to be so revolutionary; the idea that the Founding Fathers are played by predominantly black and Latino men stirred both controversy and acceptance.

It features a diverse cast, telling history through the sounds of hip-hop and R&B. This musical infusion has helped not only bring in new audiences, but it has also helped engage students in (and out of) the classroom and teach people about immigration. The way in which the stories are told connect with people, which has helped propel the musical, and the story of Alexander Hamilton, forward.

The hit hip-hop musical contains a cultural significance that is sure to leave a lasting impression and resonate with audiences in the future. The Tony Award-winning musical, which took Miranda six years to write, will set the stage for years to come.

“’Hamilton’s’ impact has been extraordinary because it accomplished something extraordinary: fundamentally redefining how we tell the American story,” Peter Marks, chief theater critic for The Washington Post, said. “There’s something profoundly moving in the way composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has fused hip-hop and history: the incessant, rhythmic vitality of the score and the witty, intensely compacted lyrics manage to evoke both the overarching ambition of the Founding Father at the center of the musical, and the restless striving for freedom at the heart of the American experiment. With a cast dominated by actors of color, the show, too, re-sets the clock: we are watching the country’s origin story from the fresh perspective of what the experiment has yielded, in the very best sense.”

Miranda and the cast of “Hamilton” have even gotten the opportunity to perform the songs for the president. Before the musical ever hit Broadway, Miranda performed “Alexander Hamilton” at The White House’s Poetry Jam and the cast was welcomed to The White House this March, where Obama himself even tried his hand at freestyling.

At his final #Ham4Ham lottery performance, Miranda took the time to read a real letter that Alexander Hamilton had written to his wife Eliza. Many of these historical references are featured in “Hamilton” and is one of the reasons it has reached such new audiences for theater. Not only does the musical offer historical parallels (it is, after all, the story of Alexander Hamilton), but it also mirrors the current day.

“I see several parallels between Hamilton’s success and Barack Obama’s presidency. Both represent tremendous progress in our country’s long journey towards racial and social justice, but neither represents the journey’s end,” Emma Halpern, co-artistic director of award-winning and national funded theater company, New York City Children’s Theater, said. “Hamilton doesn’t solve all of Broadway’s diversity problems, just as President Obama’s election didn’t immediately create a ‘post-racial’ society. They’re significant milestones that should absolutely be celebrated, but there’s still much more work to be done.”

Indeed, “Hamilton” has accomplished major milestones. It has helped reinvent the theater, bring a whole new audience to the foreground of musical theater, and no doubt will leave a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of many.

As I wrote after seeing the musical for the first time, almost a year and a half ago at the Public Theater, ‘Hamilton’ is ‘the evocation of what America was, and still can be’,” Marks said. “‘It’s gratifying to discover that at the intersection of scholarship and showmanship there exists a consoling affirmation of how we’re all in this together.’”