Open run | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Hamilton (NYC)

From 10,767 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 (10767)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see, Ambitious
97
Avg Score

99
Epic, Must see, Resonant, Like nothing else, The score will stay with you for a very long time

See it if No theater lover should miss this show. It's everything they say it is, and more. Inspiring, singable, accessible, relevant, fascinating.

Don't see it if you're not open to all forms of music. Yes, there are several rap numbers, but L-MM's work is so very musical, there's no hint of dissonance

Also This might be the perfect American musical, and it's certainly perfect... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if Really? You need me to tell you why?

Don't see it if Just see it. If you can manage to get tickets, that is.

97
Riveting, Profound, Original, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want to see genius. If you liked In The Heights which this supersedes in intensity, emotion and overall brilliance

Don't see it if Dont like loud, non stop action, overlapping songs, dance, moving sets and organized chaos. I am astounded all audiences love it.

100
Exquisite, Original, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like original, creative, inventive well performed musical theater.

Don't see it if If you are a rigid theater traditionalist that resists creativity (change), or if you abhor hip-hop

97
Epic, Ambitious, Believe the hype, Must see

See it if Let me count the ways. Nope, too many to fit in here. Just see it!

Don't see it if Doesn't apply!

98
Great writing, Must see, Masterful

See it if you like well crafted stories with an exquisite original score and great casting. Great acting, singing, staging, choreography, etc.

Don't see it if you do not like historical shows or rap music.

89
Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Great writing, Overrated

See it if you can somehow acquire a ticket. This is a must-see for theater fans by any measurable standard.

Don't see it if you need it to live up fully to the hype. It very nearly does, but nothing's ever had this much hype; it was bound to fall just a bit short.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Original

See it if You are curious about history, about musical theater, about making theater relevant.

Don't see it if You are under 5 years old. That's my only caveat.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see the hottest, most innovative musical on Broadway.

Don't see it if Honestly, there's something for everyone in 'Hamilton.' It's worth seeing no matter who you are.

75
Clever, Overrated, Intense

See it if you like hip hop. definitely original but repetitious. hard to understand the words and to follow the story. i am not a fan of this show.

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop.

99
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you like anything. It's perfect for classic musical theater lovers or not.

Don't see it if there is zero reason not to see it. Plan ahead and get tickets; it doesn't disappoint​.

Also I wonder if I am remebering it better than it was...no; I've seen it 2... Read more Read less

100
A simply stunning, staggering work of original art, Immersive, Intelligent and edifying, Imaginative and creative, Transformative

See it if you can afford tickets to this stunning, well-choreographed, intelligently-written, and beautifully-performed work of life-changing art.

Don't see it if you dislike your history served with creative license, rap and rhymes, lightning-fast pacing, and intelligent nods to true life. Just go!

Also I’ve always considered Hamilton a love-letter to writers and thinkers ... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Intelligent, Overrated, Ambitious, Sound issues at the performance i saw.

See it if you are interested in the skinny on Hamilton's life - including his affairs. If you love rap music and want to see what the BUZZ is about.

Don't see it if your not a rap fan. (Sadly, the homage to rap artist were over my head & the band drowned out many of the clever lyrics). Sat Mezz 2nd row.

Also I strongly recommend that you listen to the score prior to seeing the ... Read more Read less

99
Non-stop!, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You'd like to see a tour-de-force show. Hip-hop and history? yes please! The show is non-stop (quite literally).

Don't see it if you don't enjoy hip-hop or fast paced stories. Do yourself a favor and read up on the show before going.

Also Even with the upteenth replacement cast, the show remains a must-see f... Read more Read less

99
Resonant, Relevant, Riveting

See it if Nobody or Nation is perfect, but it's what makes them great. A masterpiece of music & lyrics, character development, and production!

Don't see it if Don't like rap. Discomfort seeing people of color cast. Toxic masculinity leading to their premaure deaths but women get the job done!

Also Ticket from online lottery after 2.25 years of trying for $10.

100
Clever, Riveting, Profound, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if One of the best musicals of the century. Creator Lin-Manuel is a genius. He as single-handedly changed Broadway.

Don't see it if It is a masterpiece! Just Go See iT!

95
Original, Refreshing, Clever, Delightful, Masterful

See it if You want to see a clever groundbreaking show

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

100
Great writing, Must see, Original, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if This show redefines musical theater with it's clever hip hop music, intelligent lyrics and multicultural casting against conventional type

Don't see it if You don't like musical theater or history

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you're looking for brilliance, on every level. It's LOUD, big, FAST, dizzying, w/exceptionally amazing lyrics & music, staged masterfully.

Don't see it if you're looking for old-school "1776". This no "1776". Saw original cast @ The Public: a MASTERPIECE. Can't afford their broadway tkt prices.

97
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Riveting, Original

See it if You want to experience one of the most original,ground breaking musicals in history. It is a joy to watch!

Don't see it if You are unwilling to try something different and prefer the more traditional musicals.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You enjoy a modern take on history.

Don't see it if You dislike intelligent theater.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Epic, Riveting

See it if You want to tell Broadway we need more theatre like this. You can. It lives up to the hype.

Don't see it if Everyone should see it. Wanted to write something snarky but even people I don't like should see it.

99
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want to see the most innovative musical of its time. You want a mind altering perspective on our founding fathers and American history.

Don't see it if You like to be lulled by scenery, costumes, jukebox music, not be mentally taxed. You do not how immigration made America great.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see the show everyone is raving about.

Don't see it if You can't follow rapidly delivered lyrics and quickly-unfolding storyline.

95
Original, Riveting, Masterful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like to see theater that is innovative and original. Very cleverly done and strong performances all around.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to pay full price (or more) for a show


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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