Open run | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Hamilton (NYC)

From 10,212 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.


Member Reviews (10212)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see, Ambitious

50
Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Only if you like rap

Don't see it if If you like acting. No one is fulfilling a character. Just a lot of hollering. Not one thing I had not seen before.

52
Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like rap music

Don't see it if You don’t like rap music or find it hard to follow

60
Disappointing, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant

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

62
Disappointing

See it if interesting music with origibal cast

Don't see it if did not live up to the hype boring set & choreography

53
Overrated, Great staging, Ambitious, Fluffy

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

Also https://theatreartsdaily.com/2017/04/09/review-hamilton-at-the-orpheum... Read more Read less

67
Just don't get it

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

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Great singing

See it if You like Lin.

Don't see it if If you like classic musicals. God knows this ain't Cole, nor Sondheim!

50
Entertaining, Ambitious, Original, Overrated, Intense

See it if You like history, rap music or looking for something like you have never seen before.

Don't see it if You don't like rap music.

66
Intelligent, Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated

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.

Also Boring and overrated. Rap in a Broadway show? I don't think so. There ... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

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.

60
Overrated

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.

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great writing, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if You like original musicals, rap & hip hop.

Don't see it if you hate rap and hip hop. I found it did not live up to the hype. I respect the ambition & intelligence of the show but it wasn't for me.

52
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

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

52
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

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

Also left disappointed. The set was boring, and that combined with a way to... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious, Edgy, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You are part of Hamiltrain. If you like the music and want to say you saw it

Don't see it if you want to see a GOOD show. It was really meh. Would NOT see it again. overpriced AND overrated

68
Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like rap music or want to hear Denée Benton.

Don't see it if you're looking for a really interesting plot. This show attempts to make up for what's really a boring plot with repetitive staging.

60
Dizzying, Disappointing, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you like hip hop and rap

Don't see it if you appreciated good music

60
Disappointing, Intelligent, Absorbing, Edgy, Refreshing

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.

57
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if You need to b e part of the conversation about what all the fuss i s about.

Don't see it if you think You will be see I g one of the best musicals ever. For that, go see You like Rodgers and Hammerstein

53
Overrated, Great singing, Confusing, Dizzying, Disappointing

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

50
Disappointing, Edgy, Overrated, Unbalanced, Clever

See it if ...you like engaging, upbeat music, minimalist sets and staging. Also if you subscribe to all the hype - some deserved, but hardly all.

Don't see it if ...you like balanced storytelling/theatre, with engaging, non-repetitive second acts. For the $$$$$, Hamilton did NOT deliver.

60
Ambitious, Entertaining, Overrated, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You enjoy history; if you enjoy rap/hip-hop music; if you enjoy ambitious and edgy contemporary musicals

Don't see it if You don't enjoy rap/hip-hop music

57
Excruciating, Overrated, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy hype

Don't see it if You want the truth

59
Confusing, Edgy, Overrated

See it if it's ok

Don't see it if if you don't care for rap music -- hard at first to get into

68
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Great writing, Overrated

See it if you love the album.

Don't see it if you're not a huge fan of the album.


August 6th, 2015
"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 Americ...
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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 ...
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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 new...
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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 sle...
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