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.
See it if You want to see something semi-original that breaks down racial character barriers
Don't see it if You've seen every other show by this composer. The music is all interchangeable and lacks much in the way of variety.
See it if - you like hip-hop for the sake of hip-hop - you like lots of exposition and narration - you've already memorized the words
Don't see it if - you like actual drama - you don't like hip-hop or rap - you want to understand the words - you don't want to be bored for 3 hours
See it if You want to experience an incredible evening of theater that will give you chills & make you wonder how you'll ever like another show again
Don't see it if You don't have excellent command of the English language - the dialogue is FAST, spoken and sung extremely quickly...and did I say fast?!
See it if you are a fan of musicals, like thought-provoking, high energy shows and are a fan of American history.
Don't see it if revisionist history offends you or you are not a fan of non-traditional casting or rap music.
See it if You like to feel uncertain of where you're going and can completely relax into a new form that delivers!
Don't see it if you only like 3 act structures and don't like rap.
See it if you want to be blown away by a top-notch cast, dizzying word play, and music that makes you want to jump out of your seat.
Don't see it if you're not up for shedding a tear or two.
See it if you'd like to see an entirely new kind of musical -- one that makes U.S. history far more energizing than you might normally think
Don't see it if you're tired. The writer crams in a lot of details; as an audience member you can't relax. That's a good thing.
See it if ...you want to see and hear clever dialogue, great acting, and wonderful choreography, in the service of an important part of US history
Don't see it if ...you are the kind of boring person who snarks, "but I don't LIKE musicals!" - Stay away and let someone smarter have your ticket
See it if you want to experience an historic production that makes history seem up-to-the-minute and intoxicating.
Don't see it if you can't wrap your head around rap-talking founding fathers, color-blind casting, & (so far) a nearly 3 hr running time that loses steam.
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