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.



45
Slow, Overrated, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you love rap/In the Heights. I'm not a fan of rap & I'm glad I avoided the show as long as I did, since it's just not my thing.

Don't see it if like me, you weren't a fan of In the Heights and don't really like rap/hip-hop. There's more rap in this one than his first.

40
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Overrated

See it if You are a millennial and haven't seen the "Lazy Sunday" Lonely Island digital short, which raps about Hamilton and the duel with Aaron Burr.

Don't see it if You grew up in the 80s with your teachers trying to be cool by incorporating rap into learning. This is the same class, three hours long.

38
Clever, Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent, Repetitive

See it if you like hip hop musicals.

Don't see it if you like musicals with a melodic and hummable score.

35
Overrated, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You feel like overpaying for subpar theatre

Don't see it if You have respect for musical theatre

31
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you are going to be 'educated' & not interested in being entertained. It is like going to a concert & hearing about political views.

Don't see it if Not worth seeing

25
Been there done that, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of Lin's, Get caught up in all the hype, You understand a black Thomas Jefferson who still owns slaves

Don't see it if You saw Into The Heights and expect this to be the same

24
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if The hyper energy of "Hamilton" felt like a jack hammer outside my window in the middle of the night with no end in sight. A naked Emperor.

Don't see it if The set has been used several times before at New Jersery's Papermill Playhouse and how the show won best featured actor is still a mystery.

20
Excruciating, Great acting, Relevant, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You are able to get a ticket (good luck with that) just to say you have. I know, everyone else here will go nuts for this show, but not me.

Don't see it if You dislike rap.

20
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you are a pc american exceptionalist who likes to follow the throng

Don't see it if you aren't the above

19
Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you like rap

Don't see it if you like music or a clear-cut story

10
Indulgent, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like rap.

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

6
Dizzying, Excruciating, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you like rap music

Don't see it if you can't stand to strain to listen to shouting and have to pay attention through all the screaming and cheering in the audience

5
Overrated, Excruciating, Edgy, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You love rap nonstop

Don't see it if You are the least bit prejudice or hate rap music

47
Disappointing

See it if you like the music

Don't see it if Bad acting

45
Lyrically incomprehensible, Original, Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are into hip-hop or rap; othwise lyrics are impossible to comprehend

Don't see it if You like Sondheim, Hammerstein, Hart, Gershin, Blake, Stein, Bernstein, etc

37
Great acting, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like visual spectacles

Don't see it if You want to see a good second act

29
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to follow in the masses and pretend this is the best broadway show Ever (even when it's not)

Don't see it if you like traditional musicals, are annoyed easily, haven't drank the Hamilton Kool-Aid

28
Overrated, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Sorry not my thing. I like modern plays- not political musicals. The music was not my taste either. $200 I can’t get back

Don't see it if Apparently if you don’t see this you are a loser. I feel like one for falling for the hype!

21
Slow

See it if Way way to much hype

Don't see it if You actually want a story

20
Overrated, Annoying, Dizzying

See it if Hated the music. Acting good. Plot was lame

Don't see it if You don’t want to pay big bucks for a phemona that seems contrived for greed

18
Resonant, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if If you like history that's not real

Don't see it if if you like the truth

16
Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you love rap and hate theatre

Don't see it if you value your evenings off.

10
Confusing, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if No idea...if you know someone in it...

Don't see it if You have self respect and have your own opinion...Someone explain to me what's so interesting about Alexander Hamilton!

4
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like a very amatuer, ridiculous play.

Don't see it if If you have any sophistication or intelligence.

2
Dizzying, Overrated, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you can bare rap and history

Don't see it if if you do not like rap. I do not.