Hamilton (Broadway)
Open run 2h 45m
Hamilton (Broadway)
96

Hamilton (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

96%
(14459 Ratings)
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98%
Mixed
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Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see

A revolutionary story of passion, unstoppable ambition, and the dawn of a new nation.

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58 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like history, clever writing, beautiful singing and clever storytelling

Don't see it if There's nothing negative I could say. Maybe if you want like a different type of musical? Read more

56 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Profound, Epic, Great writing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want a bold, revolutionary take on theatrical storytelling that puts our checkered past into our still-checkered present, but smartly.

Don't see it if You’re not a history buff and/or just can’t find a liking toward rap music, even if it is artistically genius and pleasing.

73 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Epic, Great writing, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if Believe the hype. A work of sheer genius in every respect. You'll be delighted and amazed. How did he/they do it?

Don't see it if Uh...you don't like theater? (Then why are you here?) Read more

81 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love history and non-stop music

Don't see it if You don’t like rap, but even then give it a chance Read more

69 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Must see, Well done, Entertaining

See it if You want to experience what the hype is about. I cried 3 times

Don't see it if You don’t like rap/ non traditional musicals

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if It was an amazing experience and got me interested in the history of the man Hamilton.

Don't see it if Don’t like rap music.

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love amazing theater

Don't see it if There is nothing about this show that I did not like

92 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Words don't do it justice

See it if you haven't or you already have. It is American theatre at its very best and 8 years later it's in as good a shape as it's ever been.

Don't see it if you can't stand musicals of any kind or you are so critical you can't appreciate anything...but even such a person might be won over.

Critic Reviews (44)

The New York Times
August 6th, 2015

CRITIC'S PICK "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."
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Time Out New York
August 6th, 2015

"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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
August 6th, 2015

"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 perhaps popular music, too. Call it Miranda’s manifest destiny, though one dreads the caravans of poor imitators that will surely trail behind."
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The Wall Street Journal
August 6th, 2015

"'Hamilton' is the best and most important Broadway musical of the past decade. Why important? Because it sounds as though it had been written last week instead of a half-century ago...So do whatever you have to do short of grand larceny to score a ticket to 'Hamilton.' It’ll make you want to stand on your seat and yell with delight."
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Deadline
August 6th, 2015

"Every great musical improves on second (and third, and fourth) hearing; 'Hamilton' is no exception. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magnificent adaptation is not, to use that tired cliché, a game-changer. It is, in truth, the quintessence of a Broadway musical destined for the record books...Like 'Rent' 20 years ago and 'A Chorus Line' 40 years so, 'Hamilton' is accessible without pandering and inspirational in sneaky ways that permeate a skeptic’s shell."
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New York Daily News
August 6th, 2015

"With 'Hamilton,' Broadway is officially the coolest place on the planet. And the smartest. And most exhilarating. Yes, composer, lyricist, author and leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magical musical tour of the life of the '10-dollar Founding Father,' Alexander Hamilton, is that great. It’s even richer and more eloquent since its run earlier this year at the Public Theater."
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Variety
August 6th, 2015

"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 time around are all the more striking."
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The Hollywood Reporter
August 6th, 2015

"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."
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