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.
"Does 'Hamilton' live up to all — any — of this hype? And does it need to? From my perspective, the answers are, respectively, a definite no and a solid yes...Though much has been made of the myriad musical and lyrical references that pockmark the evening, they're more about calling attention to themselves than contributing to a consistent texture or sensible narrative. To my reckoning they brand 'Hamilton,' even in its slightly altered, more precise uptown incarnation, as unsatisfying and un... Full Review
See it if you're like just about everyone else in the audience and LOVE LOVE LOVE this show
Don't see it if like me you just don't understand the appeal of rap and wonder why all those women were dancing around in their underwear
See it if You are familiar with and enjoy learning about the history of Hamilton. You like rap music. You like following trends or are a tourist.
Don't see it if You are looking for a show with thoughtful, and beautiful music. Are familiar with Broadway. Dislike or are bored high school history.
See it if You think that the best part of a musical should be the music and are really there to listen to all the great voices
Don't see it if You need some dialogue to keep you interested and like constant set changes
See it if you're looking for something fresh in musicals, and money is no object. The cast I saw was way below the singing on the original cast album.
Don't see it if you're looking for A+ singing and acting.
See it if You like Lin Manuel's music style. Talent-packed (saw original cast). Direction/Choreography are top notch. But people bought into the hype!
Don't see it if didn't like IN THE HEIGHTS. First 15 minutes was same as "I-T-H", but different costumes, stage and lyrics. Got better, but don't buy into
See it if you are a history buff or you do not have high expectations for the show.
Don't see it if you want to see a flawless production or you have high expectations. The writing and actors are amazing, but altogether the show is lacking.
See it if you like Lin-Manuel. The performers work very hard and it shows. The choreography is wonderful.
Don't see it if you want to sit there trying to understand every word of raps. It takes you out of the moment. Would've been better with different cast.
See it if You like the droning monotony of hip hop & Lin Manuel Miranda's minimal acting talent & maximum ego on display.
Don't see it if You're expecting a transformative theatrical experience. It isn't worth it unless you get the $10 tickets. Doesn't live up to the hype.
See it if You are familiar with the soundtrack and know the words and story; really like hip hop; like musicals where there is no dialogue.
Don't see it if You don't like hip hop; have not listened to the soundtrack and don't know the words/story; don't like musicals
See it if Paint-by-the-numbers biography without much depth, albeit really REALLY well-staged biography, is your thing
Don't see it if You like to sink your teeth in to something or are sick of American exceptionalism
See it if You are a fan of rap music and you already know all the songs and the lyrics.
Don't see it if you dislike rap music done so quickly and loudly that you never really understand what is being said. I truly wanted to love this show but
See it if breakthrough for Broadway in its diversity and use of rap music
Don't see it if There is no dialogue. It is an operetta using rap music. Dancing is wonderful. Plot is only half true. Too loud and confusing.
Also Emperor's new clothes syndrome not worth the money
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