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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see, Ambitious
97
Avg Score

93
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

100
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!

95
Ambitious, Epic, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you can get tickets

Don't see it if you hate all theater

80
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

99
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.

90
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

88
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

100
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

78
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.

98
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.

95
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

100
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.

84
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

95
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! ;)

90
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Must see

See it if You love different forms of music/musical theater. It's unique and should be seen multiple times [if you can afford it]

Don't see it if You don't like/understand rap. You only like singing with big stars [aka you are over 70]. Phantom is your fav musical :)

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Exquisite, Great writing

See it if you can miraculously get a ticket

Don't see it if you do not like musicals that don't conform to standard rules

90
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.

99
Thank goodness lin was young, scrappy and hungry

See it if A show with such measurable cultural impact doesn't come around that often. Let's continue to celebrate its incredible success

Don't see it if You just want to brag that you got tickets. It's so much more than just hype.

Also I was lucky enough to see the original cast at The Public and on Broad... Read more Read less

75
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.

98
Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Relevant

See it if ...you 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.

94
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.

80
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love history and musicals.

Don't see it if You want a classical sounding musical.

Also Took me awhile to final see it. I appreciated that current cast made t... Read more Read less

52
Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like rap music

Don't see it if You don’t like rap music or find it hard to follow

95
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.

24
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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