Open run | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Hamilton (NYC)

From 10,216 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 (10216)


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

Masterful, Intelligent, Resonant, Original, Profound

See it if Whether you love musicals, are unsure about musicals, or downright dislike musicals - this show is worth seeing. It is incredible!

Don't see it if You don't want a revelatory experience that has amazing music, a resonant story and transcendent performances.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you like rap, history, and rock opera

Don't see it if you don't like rap, history or rock opera

Great acting, Must see, Resonant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if This is my favorite show of all time. Nothing else has moved me to the level that Hamilton has. So intelligent and well done.

Don't see it if You aren't breathing?

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like history

Don't see it if You're not open minded

Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy cutting edge, exciting, lively, and genuine talent.

Don't see it if you are not open to the creative process of casting, and are against creative genius

Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You have the chance Because it is one amazing show!

Don't see it if There isn't a reason why you shouldn't see it. Bottom line.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if You want a new take on an old story set to the soundtrack of an incredible score, supported by an incredible group of performers.

Don't see it if You don't like good musicals?

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if you're into a new, innovative way to tell a too-untold story

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You want to know what all the buzz is about.

Don't see it if You can't afford tickets (that's the only reason not to!).

Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Profound

See it if You love incredible musical theatre

Don't see it if You aren't moved by the American experience

Masterful, Must see

See it if Wonderfully creative and original

Don't see it if You can't appreciate originality and genius!!!

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if If you love history!!!

Don't see it if There is no reason why you wouldn't want to see this show!

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You kick history

Don't see it if You don't like history

Clever, Edgy, Masterful, Must see, Epic

See it if You enjoy In the Heights or Broadway shows.

Don't see it if You don't like It.

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love hip hop and history this is the show for you. I love it!

Don't see it if You like more classical musical theatre.

Masterful, Must see, Original, Profound, Intelligent

See it if You wanna have your mind blown.

Don't see it if You hate revolutionary things.

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Entertaining, Epic

See it if Anyone who appreciates the genius it takes to write and score a masterpiece in such a bold new way. Tons of fun AND touches the heart.

Don't see it if You will not open yourself to rap and progressive theater.

Ambitious, Great writing, Profound, Epic, Based on actual events

See it if You're looking to witness the beginning of a new era of modern musical theatre.

Don't see it if You want to miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

Masterful, Must see, Epic

See it if You love anything about theater.

Don't see it if you're dead.

Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Original

See it if You are interested in seeing a new side of Broadway, even if your music of choice isn't "rap"

Don't see it if No reason to not see it, go see it

Great staging, Epic, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love passionate characters and innovative lyrics

Don't see it if You can’t follow quick lyrics

Epic, Must see, Profound, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if It's incredible! Brilliant writing, composing, choreography, and acting! Informative, entertaining, moving, and just amazing! Best musical!

Don't see it if You have no pulse. You hate everything.

Also Literally the most amazing show I have ever seen.

Clever, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You should see the show because it is funny, fascinating, and it tells you about the life of a founding fathers that no one ever talks about

Don't see it if You should see it.

Resonant, Epic, Edgy, Great singing, Clever

See it if you love history or hip hop

Don't see it if you hate musicals

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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.

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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