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, Masterful, Epic, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You’ve heard so many things about it; you like musicals and wouldn’t mind watching a masterfully staged period show

Don't see it if You want to miss out on greater things in life

100
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Anyone interested in the future of the musicals and the past and future of this country and anyone who claims to not like musicals.

Don't see it if You only like old style trivial musical comedies.

100
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

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

100
Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you can get tickets. A seat in the second to last row is still a seat!

Don't see it if you're a nit-picky historian who doesn't like inaccuracy.

100
Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Riveting, Clever

See it if One of the best musicals of the century. Creator Lin-Manuel is a genius. He as single-handedly changed Broadway.

Don't see it if It is a masterpiece! Just Go See iT!

100
Riveting, Must see

See it if You can get/afford tickets.

Don't see it if You hate spectacular musicals.

Also This is one of the best, if not THE best Broadway musical I've ever se... Read more Read less

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

See it if Went in with high expectations and this certainly lived up to the hype. Loved every moment and highly recommend it.

Don't see it if You don't like the use of rap or hip hop in your musical theater.

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

See it if It totally lives up to the hype...which is so often NOT the case. Superb staging, vocal, choreo, set, etc. Well worth the wait and $$$.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are opposed to great theater. This is a pivotal show whose effect will be studied decades from now in theatre classes.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you want something fresh and new.

Don't see it if you don't like rap or don't like historical musicals.

100
Riveting, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you love brilliant lyrics, strong musical numbers, and complex characters

Don't see it if you're expecting traditional musical theater

100
Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if What can one even say. This show will likely be the most impactful and important show from this generation. What Miranda does is magnificent

Don't see it if If your really against the idea of rap in a musical. However if you're any way on the fence, give it a go. The words are more akin to poetry

100
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love live arts entertainment.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see Hamilton. I have wanted to see this show for over 2 years. It lives up to its hype, it's better than the hype.

100
Must see

See it if Best musical!

Don't see it if See it!

100
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if like seeing an intelligent well written beautiful music show equisite costumes

Don't see it if you dont like rap you want to compare to original cast you will be disappointed

100
Enchanting

See it if Wonderful!

Don't see it if I want to see it

100
Clever, Great writing, Must see, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if you like amazing choreography, singing and staging. You like actors that put their all into their performance!

Don't see it if you don't like rapping and originality in musicals.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Resonant, Must see

See it if you want to see theatre at its best.

Don't see it if ....... actually, its a must see

100
Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like American history, or rap, or see it even if you don't like these things!

Don't see it if You don't like fast paced innovative theatre.

100
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if it has earned it's reputation - Great musical - topical in a way - you like wonderful staging/singing/choreography

Don't see it if you are hard of hearing - lots of quick words and you have to actively LISTEN - you don't approve of "nontraditional" casting...

100
Riveting, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever

See it if Excellent Choreography, amazing songs, witty lyrics, phenomenal acting and singing

Don't see it if don't like rap music, quickly-spoken words

100
Riveting, Epic, Great singing, Must see, Clever

See it if From beginning to end an epic historic story told through brilliance!Never wanted it to end!! The music, costumes & set absolute perfection!

Don't see it if If you’re looking for dialogue this is a true musical!

100
Ambitious, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound

See it if you are a human. Seriously, everybody should see this show. It is genius and funny, but it also has heart. It exceeds its hype.

Don't see it if There is no reason it should not be seen. It will change the way you look at life itself.

Also I get that it's difficult to get tickets to, but be patient because se... Read more Read less

100
Great writing, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you don't want to miss out on one of the best musicals of the decade. I was so happy that all the hype about the show was true.

Don't see it if you dont like brilliant writing and a truly enjoyable evening. I know first hand that tickets are hard to get but it's totally worth it.

Also I've never been a rap fan but I truly enjoyed it in this musical. Lyri... Read more Read less

100
Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Epic

See it if You want to see the most innovative pieces of art on broadway right now. A love of history and hip hop combined into a masterpiece

Don't see it if You don’t like hip hop or have a hard time hearing lyrics, you may miss things

100
Ambitious, Epic, Must see, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You like: Hip-hop/R&B/rap/contemporary theatre. Sung-through musicals. American history.

Don't see it if If you: Heavily dislike Hip-hop/Rap/R&B. Don't enjoy musicals based on history.

Also I know a 100 seems like a hyperbolic score, but it's not. I saw Hamilt... Read more Read less