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)


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

Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Must see

See it if You're a big fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda and an inventive musical relating history to today.

Don't see it if Unless you're dead.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want the best history lesson you will ever witness. Best cast recording for a show. Non stop rap lyrics keep you awake. Great Writing.

Don't see it if only if you can't follow fast paced rap lyrics. If thats the case listen to the cast recording first at your own pace, then go see it!

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.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing

See it if You want to see a great musical

Don't see it if you are coughing and sneezing. We don't want you infecting your fellow attendees.

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.

Entertaining, Clever

See it if The acting was top and the music good. But, I did not like when they sang hip hop.

Don't see it if I think everyone can see it.

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Must see

See it if You are a fan of musical theater. The show is brilliant.

Don't see it if You can't get tickets... but keep trying.

Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Dizzying, Indulgent

See it if you need to see what everyone's talking about.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for 3 solid hours.

Amazing - in every way!

See it if you love musical theater. Amazing cast, amazing music, amazing choreography, amazing direction, amazing set design, costumes, etc.

Don't see it if you want a play. Don't stay away tho because you think you don't like American history or, as I thought, you don't like hip-hop or rap.

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

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.

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.

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

Absorbing, Epic, Resonant, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see something completely original, unique, creative, and utterly entertaining!

Don't see it if You really hate rap, need elaborate staging.

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.

Absolute must-see. brilliant story-telling, music, acting, choreography, and direction

See it if Everything great you've heard is true. Plus, it can make anyone love learning about history, and for that, you can't praise it enough.

Don't see it if No show can possibly live up to this amount of hype. Try to keep expectations in check. It really is that good - but it's still just a show.

Original, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if have any interest in history, fine performance and originality

Don't see it if don't like hip-hop or have no interest in the subject matter

Ultimate in creativity & enjoyment

See it if You can! Masterful!

Don't see it if You can't focus on the rap lyrics, but really it just takes a little while.

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

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if you want to see what the hype is about. The staging is excellent, the women terrific, King George splendid. The men need work on elocution

Don't see it if you are upset by loud, somewhat bombarding music. or if you have no interest in new forms of entertainment

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.

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, Dizzying, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing

See it if can. Yes. It's transformative.

Don't see it if you want to remain cynical about joining the adoring throngs or cynical about America.

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!

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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