Open run | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Hamilton (NYC)

From 10,158 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 (10158)


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

Clever, Entertaining, Brilliant script, Great singing, staging, lighting, Masterful

See it if you want to see a musical play that is extremely well conceived. The script and story line is impressively developed and uniquely performed.

Don't see it if you can't translate or pay attention to clear but very fast rap singing.

Also I liked this show very much. The concept, script, singing, acting, sta... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Original, Must see, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in history, contemporary theatre, the musical genre.

Don't see it if you are not open to new experiences.

Great writing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a new genre of musical theater. Hamilton is entertaining while educating you. Believe the hype. It's incredible!

Don't see it if Everyone should see it!

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.

Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love musical theater, and you want to see how incredibly talented people can move the genre into something new, dazzling, and wonderful!

Don't see it if You don't like to experience anything new.

Don't believe the hype

See it if Love the rap format and oftentimes clever lyrics.. but the story of our Founding Fathers, though interesting, not all that entertaining

Don't see it if If you need to sell an internal organ to buy a ticket..wait until they release a block (8-10 months in advance) to get a seat at face value

Also Definitely worth seeing --just calibrate your expectations given all t... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to experience American history in a new effective way. Learn about a 1st father thru music and rap dialogue. Unique and fabulous.

Don't see it if You don't like rap music or musicals, have no interest in American history.

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.

Great singing, Great writing, Original, Disappointing

See it if you love Lyn Manuel Miranda's work or you want to see what all the hype is about.

Don't see it if you can't get the voices of the original cast of Hamilton out of your head.

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You can get tickets and like history. Even if you are not a history fan, the show is worth seeing.

Don't see it if If you don't like the lyrics rapped to you or don't like so many words.

Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if You love something new

Don't see it if Your tired of all the hype and saw it twice already

Ambitious, Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting

See it if You love rich, bold, absorbing storytelling; great music and intelligent lyrics; history

Don't see it if You can't afford it; otherwise see it. It's that good.

Also This may be the hardest working and best looking ensemble (as in "the ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Original

See it if you are interested in the future of musical theatre, like music, like history, or like In The Heights

Don't see it if you crave only extremely traditional musicals written by and for middle-aged white people

Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if A new way to look at history in our current language. Diverse. If you want to be taken on a journey. It was Incredible. The Lin-Manuel and

Don't see it if Daveed brought a new level to Bway. You want a traditional Bway musical, this is not it.

Ambitious, Epic, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you can get tickets

Don't see it if you hate all theater

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if it was everything l expected it to be:Epic, original, revolutionary,fun, & stirring.The contemporary score and choreography are pure genius!

Don't see it if don't miss this show! See it!

Also The actors are outstanding!They reveal all the complexities and vulner... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you want entertainment, spectacle and a brief history lesson. THIS MUSICAL IS DESERVING OF THE HYPE!!!!!!

Don't see it if You don't have an open mind, and are a literal thinker. This show will expand your horizons. Literally revolutionary!

Absorbing, Entertaining, Epic, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you can get tickets. It really is as good as people say. I loved it and I don't like rap. Everything blends together beautifully.

Don't see it if you can't appreciate a modern, hip but intelligent retelling of history.

Original, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to appreciate the freshness and creativity of this original musical and captivating choreography- all with an enthusiastic audience

Don't see it if you can't appreciate storytelling through rap - but you should go anyway! ;)

Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Relevant

See it if can get tickets. Everyone should see this show. It is an extraordinary achievement.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see Hamilton.

Ambitious, Exquisite, Masterful, Relevant, Original

See it if you like music, history, the theater, rap, dance, life.

Don't see it if you don't have a large bank account.

Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Original, Intelligent

See it if you need something new, refreshing and -basically, a revolution of American Musical Theater

Don't see it if ... NOPE. Just see it.

Epic, Reliable, Worthy

See it if you have eyes and ears.

Don't see it if you have preconceived, dated notions about race on stage or a disposition to hate due to overzealous hype.

Ambitious, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want a sure-fire, innovative, intelligent musical with humor and heft. For all ages. Impressed by the number of kids in the audience.

Don't see it if Even if you think you would rather play a video game you will probably like this show.

Also Second time around, new theater, new cast, same great entertainment. G... Read more Read less

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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