New York | 2h 40m | Open run

Hamilton (NYC)

From 44 critic and 9,731 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.



100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like fast paced shows with a lot packed into two acts

Don't see it if you find fast moving shows hard to follow

100
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love innovative, riveting and amazing theater

Don't see it if I would say if you don't like rap...but that would be bad advice. See it.

Also Truth be told....I often can't understand music lyrics...well not unde... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an amazing, creative musical - and learn a lot about Hamilton along the way. Worth the cost and/or wait to see it!

Don't see it if you don't want to pay a lot to see a show - and aren't lucky enough to win the lottery (I wasn't).

100
Riveting, Must see, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent musical about and interesting topic with a modern twist to the music.

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this is if you can't get/afford tickets.

Also I wanted to see this based on everyone loving it but was still skeptic... Read more Read less

100
Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're a history geek, you can appreciate creative interpretations, You like great singing, You can follow theater-rap (Gilbert & Sullivan)

Don't see it if You don't like rap, you're lame

100
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the reinvention of the Broadway musical in our time. An important work for its meaning and also its format.

Don't see it if you don't want to try to follow rapid fire lyrics in a hip-hop format. But you really should.

100
Must see, Masterful, Relevant, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if Anyone will like this show even people who do not like Broadway or musicals in general. This show is a masterpiece.

Don't see it if Everyone should see it.

100
Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the best show ever. Brilliant writing, staging, performances. This show is a game changer for musical theatre.

Don't see it if Are not interested in seeing the best of the best

100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love anything about musicals or history. The staging and dancing was superb.

Don't see it if N/A. See it !

100
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Epic

See it if You want to see a modern day musical theater sensation like the shows of past You want to learn about a important figure in history

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or theatre You support Trump

100
Entertaining, Must see, Intelligent, Masterful, Clever

See it if You love rap and history combined into a musical.

Don't see it if You hate rap, poetry and musicals.

100
Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy hip hop, comedy and history wrapped in one. I could not take my eyes off of the stage!

Don't see it if If you aren’t a fan of hip hop or are aeasily offended by minor language and innuendo

100
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Riveting

See it if You love musicals, history, great staging, great acting, great singing and a great soundtrack

Don't see it if Everyone should see it!

100
Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Relevant, Clever

See it if The music is incredible and the staging is some of the best I've seen. It's refreshing to see so much diversity on stage.

Don't see it if You don't like history or good music.

100
Thought-provoking, Profound, Epic, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want to (re-)learn the history founding America in a refreshingly upbeat format, more thorough than high school textbooks.

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop, nor american history.

Also This musical had me transfixed from the first note witnessed, and clev... Read more Read less

100
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you loved In the Heights, A history buff, like new ways of performing Theatre, really want to have a good time.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Hip-Hop/Rap as a form of expression in a musical production, Don't care for American History

Also I have to be very honest about this show. I honestly don't think I wil... Read more Read less

100
Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if i saw this on weds. it was enthralling and mesmerizing truly wonderful

Don't see it if just see it

100
Riveting, Masterful, Must see, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you can

Don't see it if there's no reason not to see it

100
Great staging, Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Epic

See it if you like the soundtrack, want to see history played out in the best way possible - want to something extraordinary!

Don't see it if you don't like rap or having to follow along.

100
Ground-breaking, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Masterpiece

See it if you want to see one of the most incredible musicals written. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius and his writing is the absolute best.

Don't see it if you hate history and hate masterful singing, dancing, and story-telling.

100
Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like history, excellent music, excellent acting, great plot.

Don't see it if You don't like hip hop at all or have trouble following rapidly sung lyrics.

100
Masterful, Profound, Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy history, you love deep characters who are not black and white good and evil, and you like innovative musical theater

Don't see it if I see no reason why anyone would not love this show

100
The mother of all broadway shows

See it if to experience what really is-more than a show-a movement! the story,acting, music,dancing;everything;is riveting/ inspiring; do not miss it!

Don't see it if U have issues with diversity in casting, don't appreciate rap, or find American history boring & Don't want your views turned upside down.

100
Great staging, Masterful, Clever

See it if Yes, it is that good. You just need to spend the money and see it.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it

100
Great writing, Epic, Edgy, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to see a show that is TOTALLY different from any other

Don't see it if you want your classic, show tunes style musical