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

96
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to be part of Broadway history.

Don't see it if Everyone should see it.

96
Great writing, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if if U love big, expansive musicals; want to see something that manages to be new & exciting & yet follow the traditions of musical theatre.

Don't see it if u dislike musicals; U have no interest in US history.

100
Masterful, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant, Edgy

See it if You like hip-hop, rap and musical theatre. Everyone should see this.

Don't see it if you do not have a pulse.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Ambitious, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if If you like a twist, history, clever lyrics and layered thoughtful writing and performances. This is a deep show and thoroughly entertaining

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, historical theater, rap, theater completely sung (no spoken word) and dislike dancing.

Also It was worth the wait and the ticket price. And the new cast was stell... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Original

See it if you love lin's writing, it really lives up to the expectations, you won't be disappointed.

Don't see it if you don't like rap and not open minded to it.

95
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you want to believe the hype.

Don't see it if You're a contrarian.

100
Must see, Masterful, Original, Profound, Refreshing

See it if Better than the hype. Unbelievable.

Don't see it if Everyone loves it. No reason not to like it.

98
Ambitious, Great singing, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you have the means to do so.

Don't see it if you disdain hype, sung-through musicals, or rapid-fire lyrics.

Also Realistically as near to a 100 as you'll see, but I'll knock it a poin... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Epic

See it if You have a heartbeat. Open to the future of Broadway

Don't see it if Unwilling to accept the show is worth the hype.

94
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if #1 for many reasons

Don't see it if You get a upper mezzanine seat and you have bad knees

98
Great staging, Great singing, Great writing, Epic, Must see

See it if you appreciate the joy of brilliant theater & the bonus of a history lesson. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius!

Don't see it if You have a hard time following a fast-paced show including rap music.

100
Masterful, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Epic

See it if you possibly can! Definitely one of my favorite shows in almost 40 years of theatergoing.

Don't see it if you don't have a good command of English--it is very dense and might be hard to follow.

99
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Historical events and relationships of the founding fathers brilliantly brought to life in an entertaining and brilliantly acted production

Don't see it if You do not like rap or large scale musicals. See it, it lives up to and even surpasses its hype.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like hip-hop, history, theatre, great stories.

Don't see it if You don't like great things.

100
Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Epic, Ambitious

See it if You like: Hip-hop/R&B/rap/contemporary theatre. Sung-through musicals. American history.

Don't see it if If you: Heavily dislike Hip-hop/Rap/R&B. Don't enjoy musicals based on history.

Also I know a 100 seems like a hyperbolic score, but it's not. I saw Hamilt... Read more Read less

87
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if if you want to see a genre of musical theatre (rap) that has not been explored much. It is extremely well done.

Don't see it if you have trouble listening to rap music and understanding the lyrics.

97
Lively, Epic, Intelligent, Excellent performers, Original

See it if you never thought a history lesson could hold your interest; you like beautifully synced choreography, staging and storytelling

Don't see it if you have zero tolerance for rap and/or hip hop style musicals.

Also It's everything they say it is.

97
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You want to see the musical evolve for the next generation. This isn’t your parent’s musical, nor should it be. This reinvents what you know

Don't see it if You’re looking for Carousel or Oklahoma. Those are masterful, but this brings us into current times in a relevant way, while paying tribute.

100
Intelligent, Engaging, Vibrant, Groundbreaking, Exciting

See it if you like musical theater, history, good writing, great songs & perfect casting

Don't see it if don't like well written, hip hop inflected tunes

100
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Original, Exquisite

See it if because it is as good as you have heard. I have seen it five times at the Public and on Broadway and it gets better every time.

Don't see it if There is no reason. It is ground breaking and amazing

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Original

See it if You want to be blown away by a fresh new show. And love a well told story, superb performances, music & choreography.

Don't see it if If you are NOT looking for a great, enjoyable time at the theatre

99
Absorbing, Refreshing, Must see, Masterful, Great singing

See it if The only reason I'm not giving this 100, is because of audible issues in Act 1. This show rocked. Worth my 11-month wait and $210 ticket!

Don't see it if See it! The nearly 3-hours goes by. More rapping/singing than dialogue & we know the ending, but, so worth it. I had to console a girl next

Also To me, she was crying so much. Heck, I almost did, too! I loved Lin-Ma... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting

See it if you enjoy engaging, new work that includes a historical and modern perspective.

Don't see it if you are only a fan of traditional musicals.

95
Ambitious, Epic, Masterful

See it if You love exciting, unique musicals that tell a story in constant song. You will be wise to listen to the CD before you go.

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding rap or very quick lyrics.

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Profound

See it if you are able to join the bandwagon

Don't see it if you can't stand all of your friends and colleagues who have already seen Hamilton


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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