New York | 2h 40m | Open run

Hamilton (NYC)

From 44 critic and 9,730 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.



60
Talkin' Broadway

"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


68
Overrated, Great writing, Disappointing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you love the album.

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

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

66
Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing, Intelligent

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

62
Disappointing, Overrated, Intelligent, Great singing, Enchanting

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

Also Hamilton is definitely over-rated. Personally, I think the acting isn'... Read more Read less

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

60
Relevant, Resonant, Overrated, Entertaining, Ambitious

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

60
Refreshing, Edgy, Absorbing, Intelligent, Disappointing

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.

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

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

60
Entertaining

See it if The show was terrific. I saw it just as it opened.

Don't see it if You are a public figure w/political views that don't align with those of the cast. I'm ashamed of NYC after the cast's treatment of Pence

60
Entertaining, Great acting, Disappointing, Unique, Overrated

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.

60
Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if you like hip hop and rap

Don't see it if you appreciated good music

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.

60
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing

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
Weird, Boring, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like modern style musicals.

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

59
Overrated, Edgy, Confusing

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

59
Political, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if i don't care that i am one of the few people that is NOT enchanted with this show. i do not like hip hop and i don't like political history.

Don't see it if you dont like the above like i dont!

59
Intelligent, Overrated, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Chillin'

Don't see it if You like Rodgers and Hammerstein

58
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Brilliant plan

Don't see it if Listen to the music before the show especially the first song which is rap I had no idea what the actor wis as saying.

57
Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy hype

Don't see it if You want the truth

53
Disappointing, Dizzying, Confusing, Great singing, Overrated

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

53
Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You like rock, and rap music.

Don't see it if You appreciate The Great American Songbook, and have an idea that this is the way Broadway ought to be brought back to .

53
Fluffy, Ambitious, Great staging, Overrated

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

52
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

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

52
Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

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
Disappointing, Confusing, Masterful, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like rap music

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