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New York | 2h 40m | Open run

Hamilton (NYC)

From 44 critic and 9,569 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see, Ambitious

About the show

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused tuner about Alexander Hamilton began at The Public Theater to rave reviews, then transferred to Broadway where it won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical. More…

A musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, 'Hamilton' is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.



100
The New York Times

"Yes, it really is that good...I am loath to tell people to mortgage their houses and lease their children to acquire tickets to a hit Broadway show. But 'Hamilton,' directed by Thomas Kail and starring Mr. Miranda, might just about be worth it — at least to anyone who wants proof that the American musical is not only surviving but also evolving in ways that should allow it to thrive and transmogrify in years to come." Full Review

100
Theatermania

"Yes, it's as incredible as everyone says....With his new musical, 'Hamilton,' Lin-Manuel Miranda has an eye on both. He's created a work sure to be enjoyed by generations to come, proudly drawing on America's past as a guiding light to the future. It unequivocally asserts that the revolutionary ideals of 1776 are still valid in 2015. It is nothing short of a masterpiece, destined to change Broadway forever." Full Review

100
Variety

"This innovative show is shaping up to be just as much of a phenomenon uptown, playing in a Broadway house with four times the seating capacity, and to a more traditional but no less enthusiastic audience. That universal appeal to crossover audiences is one unmistakable sign of a groundbreaking show...Like any true landmark, 'Hamilton' stands up to repeated viewings. After six months, the show’s initial impact hasn’t dulled a bit; in fact, the qualities that made it so extraordinary the first... Full Review

100
Front Mezz Junkies

"I was intoxicated by 'Hamilton', exquisitely directed by Thomas Kail...It has an energy, a beat, a rhythm, and a rebelliousness that swept me up and kept me thoroughly engaged and enchanted. It’s a powerhouse three-hour telling of this pushy historical figure...Act One is an adrenaline-fueled history lesson in politics, war, revolution and love but Act Two is the clincher, which gives this show its emotional core and depth. It is truly amazing what Miranda has done here." Full Review

100
The Clyde Fitch Report

"'Hamilton' joins the ranks of great American musicals...Considered as an American musical dealing directly with Americana an argument could eventually be made for 'Hamilton' as the nation’s greatest musical...If a musical even close in quality to this one emerges this season, we’re lucky. If a musical even close in quality emerges in the next 10 years, we’d better count our lucky stars." Full Review

100
Time Out New York

"What is left to say? After every critic in town (including me) praised the Public Theater world premiere to high heaven; and after seeing this language-drunk, rhyme-crazy dynamo a second time, I can only marvel: They used up all the damn words. Wait, here are three stragglers, straight from the heart: I love 'Hamilton.' I love it like I love New York, or Broadway when it gets it right. And this is so right." Full Review

100
AM New York

"I must confess that I gave one of the less enthusiastic reviews of 'Hamilton' back in February, finding the plot to be too dense (it is, after all, a biography) and the hip-hop sound to be monotonous. On second viewing, I was determined to accept the show on its own terms, and I ended up being absolutely entranced by Miranda's inventive writing, Thomas Kail's masterful direction and Andy Blankenbuehler's nonstop movement. I may be the last critic to join the 'Hamilton' fan club, but better l... Full Review

100
Newsday

"With the delirious praise swirling around 'Hamilton' since its Public Theater run, there was danger that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop masterwork would seem anticlimactic - or at least overhyped - at its Broadway premiere. Instead, the show is even more nuanced, more cohesive in individual performances and its more focused finale. Most important, Miranda and director Thomas Kail have fine-tuned it without losing a shiver of its audacity and thrill." Full Review

100
NorthJersey.com

"The first question critics usually consider when a hit off-Broadway show moves to Broadway is whether it works as well in a larger space. 'Hamilton' does. Emphatically...It’s an event that hasn’t been over-hyped. The show is spectacularly unique, an endlessly clever history lesson that links us to the country’s Founding Fathers in an ingenious and compelling theatrical way...There are probably a half-dozen more things I could rave about, but, essentially, 'Hamilton' is just a really, really ... Full Review

100
NY1

"It was phenomenal off-Broadway. It's even better now. 'Hamilton' is that rare musical that fires on all cylinders, even ones we never knew existed...In a sense, the collective talents of this bravura company pay homage to Broadway's founding fathers - and mothers - by pushing the envelope on an artform that at best, teaches us, enlightens us and entertains us like nothing else." Full Review

100
USA Today

"There has been nothing on Broadway in the past 20 years to rival the riveting, exhilarating and haunting 'Hamilton,' its vitality and ingenuity fully intact...American musicals have long combined social criticism with unabashed romance, a sharp eye with an open heart. Watching that tradition move boldly forward in 'Hamilton,' a fan can't help but feel a little pride." Full Review

100
The Washington Post

"'Hamilton' is a captivating mirror of the man whose life it surveys: blazingly original, restlessly innovative, magnetic from start to finish...The intense pride you feel on an evening such as this, when America’s story is retold with such style, verve and imagination, is not of a sort that’s come by easily on Broadway. There’s a magnitude of joy summoned here that suggests that King George is absolutely right. You most certainly will want to be back." Full Review

100
ZEALnyc

"It’s even better than I remembered. 'Hamilton' is something entirely new to Broadway. And also something entirely old...You’ll leave 'Hamilton' humming. And teary-eyed. And in awe that someone – Lin-Manuel Miranda in this case – can conceive of, write, and star in something so moving, so compelling, so…well, genius." Full Review

100
As Her World Turns

"What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this lauded new musical, perhaps the best this art form has seen in decades? It lives up to the hype. It is indeed brilliant...Composer, lyricist, and star Lin-Manuel Miranda seamlessly blends musical theater and hip hop in a wholly original way...'Hamilton' is as epic as 'Les Mis' and as relevant as a Jay Z album. It is nothing less than revolutionary." Full Review

100
WNBC

"Miranda’s sweeping, largely sung-through musical about Alexander Hamilton, an orphan who became George Washington’s right-hand man, took on a second life as a master class in musical theater creation...Miranda’s music and lyrics are too textured to be absorbed in one sitting. Turns out, once you’ve gotten over the first wow, there’s plenty more wow to be uncovered." Full Review

100
Theatre is Easy

"With Kail's clever direction and Blankenbuhler's athletic choreography, 'Hamilton's' large cast embodies a bloody war, heated political rivalries, and the outright joy of starting a new nation...Miranda's score is a triumph by itself with a wide range of influences and some of the best lyric writing seen yet this century...The modernity of the production is refreshing and prescient—we might actually be entering a new era of musical theatre." Full Review

100
Boston Globe

"In his stylish and electrifying 'Hamilton,' Miranda fuses the immediacy and storytelling power of hip-hop and R&B with the revolutionary passions of a new nation heaving itself into existence... Arriving on Broadway burdened with the weight of expectation, having become a much-coveted ticket, 'Hamilton’ proves more than able to carry that weight. This musical is young, scrappy, hungry — and exhilarating." Full Review

100
The Three Tomatoes

"Would 'Hamilton' really live up to the hype? The evening I went, there was electricity in the air. A great sense of excited anticipation. And when the lights dimmed, before the first note was sung, the audience began to cheer. Does 'Hamilton' live up to all of this? Well, yes, it actually does...Even though 'Hamilton' is nearly three hours long, it does not feel tedious...As soon as 'Hamilton' ended, I wanted to see it again. Now, that is the way to kick off a Broadway season." Full Review

100
BackStage Barbie

"This show is so special and unlike anything we have ever seen on Broadway...What strikes me is that it is so commercially successful, but before it was popular it was extremely well written and artistic. It is rare that these combine in a musical...'Hamilton' has shown the next generation of composers that you can write something intelligent with artistic merit and still sell tickets." Full Review

100
Our Theater Blog

“'Hamilton' is still a perfect 10!...This tuneful sampling is a brilliant reflection of the spirit of revolution and renewal that 'Hamilton' (and the period it depicts) represents...'Hamilton,' under Thomas Kail’s direction of the no-less than brilliant cast and with Andy Blankenbuehler’s choreography for the excellent ensemble of 'back-up' dancers and players, is the most entertaining history lesson ever devised. 'Hamilton' is no less than genius!" Full Review

99
royberko.info

"The question asked by many who see 'Hamilton' is whether it is worth the investment of time and money. This reviewer's answer, 'Absolutely!'" Full Review

98
TheaterScene.net

“‘Hamilton’ does for the American Revolution what ‘Les Miserables’ does for French 19th century history. However, its contemporary sound turns ‘Hamilton’ into a theatrical revolution that is just short of titanic. From the expert cast to the impeccable design team to the splendid score and text, ‘Hamilton’ makes musical theater history. Just a warning: don’t come tired! ‘Hamilton’ is fast moving and jam-packed with information. You will want all your faculties about you.” Full Review

95
DC Theatre Scene

"When Hamilton opened Off-Broadway in February, I called it groundbreaking and breathtaking – and I was trying not to gush...Analyzing the importance of 'Hamilton' misses the main takeaway from the musical: It’s thrilling to watch. It seems always in motion, thanks to a creative team including director Thomas Kail, and especially choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, who keeps the sexy ensemble very busy. They help enhance what are some terrific performances." Full Review

95
New York Magazine / Vulture

"A second look suggests that something even more significant is going on. The breakthrough isn’t so much the incorporation of those contemporary genres; after all, Miranda already did that, throwing in Latin music to boot, in the charming 'In the Heights.' But 'Hamilton' not only incorporates newish-to-Broadway song forms; it requires and advances them, in the process opening up new territory for exploitation. It’s the musical theater, not just American history, that gets refurbished. And per... Full Review

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The Hollywood Reporter

"Having already become a cultural phenomenon in its off-Broadway premiere run earlier this year at the Public Theater, 'Hamilton' — written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, who previously made a name for himself on Broadway with 'In the Heights' — seems a shoo-in for smash hit status and a slew of awards attention...The musical is a triumph." Full Review


100
Absorbing, Must see, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You like musical theater. This was, quite simply, the best musical I have ever seen and my first was My Fair Lady in 1959.

Don't see it if You absolutely hate hip-hop music.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if See this to be woke. I am not a LMM fan, but the show is alive, fresh, and electrifying. Worth the hype. 100%

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show.

100
Clever, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you want to be sure it lives up to the hype. It DOES. Very satisfying writing, music, & performances. Lin Manuel Miranda instant legend.

Don't see it if Rapid-fire dialogue & music make you dizzy. Very simple set & basic costumes only--the real feature here is the writing & ideas put forth.

Also Tip: No matter your age, rent the Assisted Listening Device (for the h... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if it's the hottest ticket in town and it lives up to all the hype.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in seeing the future of theatre.

100
Ambitious, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if See it... it's Hamilton

Don't see it if You don't want to pay $$$

100
Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like great singing, dancing and acting; you appreciate American History, or you want to see THE BEST most innovative show on Broadway!

Don't see it if Just see it, but don’t pay crazy high prices to resellers. Sign up on the Hamilton website to receive information on the next ticket release

100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if What more can you expect? Going in with high expectations was matched by a superlative production. Not a weak link anywhere .Go, Go, Go,

Don't see it if There is no option if you love theater. Maybe the cost?????

100
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Come on, do you really need me to tell you?

Don't see it if You can’t get tickets.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if after hearing all the hype ws expecting to be disappointed. NOT AT ALL! lived up to the reputation. wonderful staging, costumes, actors all!

Don't see it if absolutsely opposed to any rap. or hate time period pieces or history.

100
Ambitious, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if you want to see an amazingly creative show, appreciate history and exciting entertainment, want to be in on the conversation

Don't see it if I can't imagine why, but don't see it if you don't want to.

Also I just finally saw this show and am already ready to see it again. I l... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to understand how a mixed race Broadway musical won the Pulitzer Prize

Don't see it if We saw it in Seattle after thoroughly reading the libretto (recommended). It is absolutely brilliant, entertaining, educational and stunning

100
Funny, Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if You don't hate musicals. This is the best I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. Even my 60-y.o. parents who hate rap loved it.

Don't see it if You hate musicals.

Also I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy the musical that much because I ha... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to see absolutely the best and most clever musical. Miranda is a genius, you might want to see a genius at work.

Don't see it if If you hate hip-hop or have difficulty hearing/understanding lyrics that are fast and furious.

100
Clever, Epic, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining

See it if ...you love a brilliant production by a genius! I wish every student had the opportunity to see the show. It's entertaining education.

Don't see it if ...you want to remain unaware.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if historical with the music options .. great lyrics and superb acting and staging

Don't see it if if they don't like rap or hear well!

100
Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Incredible

See it if if you can get tickets, a history buff and or wanting to see a show like no other that’s been entertaining people for a few years.

Don't see it if not a fan of fast paced hip-hop and rap music.

100
Epic, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant

See it if You enjoy clever thought provoking entertainment

Don't see it if You can not handle listening to rap

100
Enchanting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great staging

See it if You are done living under a rock! you are a history buff, love rap music, or haven't seen it yet.

Don't see it if JUST SEE IT. Believe the HYPE

100
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You want to see true genius at work

Don't see it if You do not care for history -

100
Must see, Innovative writing, Dynamic score, Intelligent and educational

See it if Lin-Manuel Miranda compresses Chernow’s 800-page biography of Hamilton into a musical of rap and song. Words come fast and cover many years.

Don't see it if Even if you don’t like rap mixed with various music styles, you should see this unique tradition-breaking musical.

100
Absorbing, Epic, Must see, Profound, Riveting

See it if You love a fresh take on Broadway musicals...or if you hate Broadway and are willing to give it one last shot!

Don't see it if You want a traditional big show tunes musical.

100
Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like fast paced shows with a lot packed into two acts

Don't see it if you find fast moving shows hard to follow

100
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if you love innovative, riveting and amazing theater

Don't see it if I would say if you don't like rap...but that would be bad advice. See it.

Also Truth be told....I often can't understand music lyrics...well not unde... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to see an amazing, creative musical - and learn a lot about Hamilton along the way. Worth the cost and/or wait to see it!

Don't see it if you don't want to pay a lot to see a show - and aren't lucky enough to win the lottery (I wasn't).

100
Funny, Absorbing, Must see, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You want to see an excellent musical about and interesting topic with a modern twist to the music.

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this is if you can't get/afford tickets.

Also I wanted to see this based on everyone loving it but was still skeptic... Read more Read less


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