New York | 2h 40m | Open run

Hamilton (NYC)

From 44 critic and 9,778 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.



36
Disappointing, Original, Slow, Cliched, Ambitious

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.

33
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Dated, Edgy

See it if Somebody who likes pain

Don't see it if You want quality and entertainment

30
Disappointing, Sexist

See it if You think men should do cool stuff and women should just sit back and watch.

Don't see it if You believe that, actually, it's all men and women are created equal.

30
Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent, Original, Overrated

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

25
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if If you like to be tortured or if you like the unending peer pressure that you must love it.

Don't see it if You are a sane and objective.

14
Indulgent, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You want to follow the cult of Hamilton. Not a fan of hip hop or political plots - super trends annoy me

Don't see it if You don’t want to be out $300 like I was

13
Great writing, Romantic, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if a

Don't see it if b

13
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you like really basic, juvenile, conservative interpretations of US history in stupid rhymes.

Don't see it if you like complex ideas and challenging takes on history.

12
Disappointing, Cliched, Dated

See it if you like broadway musicals without "real" music

Don't see it if you hate hip-hop and rap!

10
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if Like boring history and rap.

Don't see it if Value your time.

5
Disappointing

See it if You have time to kill

Don't see it if If you want to be entertained

98
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Edgy, Epic

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?!

98
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Brilliant

See it if You like musical theatre or American History. If you like shows that build on predecessors without being derivative.

Don't see it if You're uninterested in original theater.

95
During previews
Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting

See it if You like fresh, energetic shows

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding fast lyrics - they speak/sing/rap quickly!

90
During previews
Clever, Inventive, Must see, Relevant, Original

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.

95
During previews
Great writing, Inventive, Intense, Epic, Original

See it if You are a lover of musicals, American history and the reinvention of Broadway

Don't see it if You are racist, narcoleptic, or dead.

97
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Toe-tapper, Intelligent, Unusual

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.

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Dizzying

See it if Mind blowingly amazing -- The Public really wins with this play.

Don't see it if The run time is long-- you may get itchy if you can't sit for a 3+ hour show.

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Epic, Original

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.

95
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great writing, Original

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.

95
For a previous production
Ambitious, Great writing, Original

See it if you want to witness the game-changer of modern musicals.

Don't see it if you hate hip-hop freestyle and you dont want to the see a new spin on the founding fathers

95
For a previous production
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Original

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

94
For a previous production
Ambitious, Refreshing, Inspiring, Must see, Original

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.

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Inspirational

See it if Like a Shakespearean Musical, amazing!

Don't see it if ...you don't like theater!

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Dizzying

See it if This is what Theatre should be all about!!!

Don't see it if No, DO see it!