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

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.

Absorbing, Delightful, Ambitious, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if If you like a twist, history, clever lyrics and layered thoughtful writing and performances. This is a deep show and thoroughly entertaining

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, historical theater, rap, theater completely sung (no spoken word) and dislike dancing.

Also It was worth the wait and the ticket price. And the new cast was stell... Read more Read less

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.

Lives up to the hype

See it if You want to finally feel like a broadway ticket was worth the price but wait if you can until it opens sales again as resale prices r crazy

Don't see it if the price is a hardship - if that is the case go see one of the myriad of other great shows off Bway

Also The show really does live up to the hype - it is a great history lesso... Read more Read less

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

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.

Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you want something new in your musical theater. HAMILTON is thrillingly staged & performed - w/ a brilliant score & libretto. Hurry CD.

Don't see it if you don't care about the future of the American musical.

Great singing, Refreshing, Overrated, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a production impeccably staged. The choreography is stellar. Strong voices, standout performances from every cast member.

Don't see it if Not a fan of an extensive history lesson. Score will either win you over or turn you off. Was turned off by disrespectful audience members.

Ambitious, Exquisite, Intelligent

See it if It's the rare show that lives up to the hype, especially when it's as deafening as the hype around Hamilton. But it truly is extraordinary.

Don't see it if If you really, really hate hip hop. Otherwise? Go.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you can get a ticket!

Don't see it if there is no don't. GO SEE IT!

Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Clever

See it if A musically rap epic take on history. The actors are so dynamic & skilled. Riveting & emotional.

Don't see it if I was not into rap but heard glorious reviews and used a hearing device that made it easy to understand except for a few parts.History drama

Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Yes, everything you've heard about Hamilton is true, it's very good. Although not perfect, but I didn't see the original cast.

Don't see it if You don't like theatre, especially musicals.

Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You love Lin Manuel Miranda's brilliance & want to be bowled over. Saw initial Public theater production, love innovative productions.

Don't see it if You can't follow a fast paced, sometimes overwhelming performance.

Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Weak understudies

See it if Now have seen it 3 times.Highly intelligent educational theater. Very disappointed about weak performances of latest understudies

Don't see it if Have trouble with very wordy plays or object to much weaker performances than usual cast

Ambitious, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy the perfect balance between cutting edge and traditional shows

Don't see it if You want traditional casting or story telling

Clever, Intelligent, Must see, Masterful, Original

See it if you want to see a truly masterful production. The layering of themes, lyrics, & melodies is exquisite; not to mention the staging & cast.

Don't see it if you want easy & cheap tickets. Honestly, there's nothing to dislike here. It's so original while maintaining quality B'way storytelling.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Masterful

See it if you appreciate musicals

Don't see it if you're not interested

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if if you can get tickets!!

Don't see it if you're not willing to actually pay attention. There's A LOT going on up on that stage and you need to listen!

Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You yenjoyamazing casts perform an excellent show, even if you doubt everyone could be right about it.

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

Great singing, Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like rap music. Great actors and dancers.

Don't see it if You don't like rap music. Definitely overrated. Very past paced except for a few slower songs that can almost put you to sleep

Intelligent, Masterful, Original, Must see, Groundbreaking

See it if you care about American theater. This is the real deal; worth the hype & totally transcendent. You'll look at history in a whole new light.

Don't see it if you're old-fashioned, out of touch or a contrarian...or if you're a passive theatergoer. This show is totally engaging but requires focus.

Exquisite, Absorbing, Epic, Must see, Relevant

See it if Late to the party but cant find words to truly describe my reactions. Incredible. Beautiful. Amazing. Creative. Well worth braving a blizzar

Don't see it if Dont like musicals. If you hate history? Cant rhink of why you shouldnt see this show

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Riveting, Must see

See it if you love drive and energy in your musicals. exciting stuff revolutionary in scope and vision

Don't see it if you like your musicals old fashioned.

Ambitious, Epic, Must see, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you are in search of a seemingly conventional musical with unconventional story telling methods that will reshape the American musical.

Don't see it if you absolutely hate history, music inspired by today's voices, or new work.

Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if The hyper energy of "Hamilton" felt like a jack hammer outside my window in the middle of the night with no end in sight. A naked Emperor.

Don't see it if The set has been used several times before at New Jersery's Papermill Playhouse and how the show won best featured actor is still a mystery.

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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