Spamilton
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Spamilton
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Spamilton NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(447 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
1%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

About the Show

A satirical musical about the biggest hit on Broadway, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the funnyman behind 'Forbidden Broadway.' 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (447)

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112 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Must see

See it if You are a fan of Hamilton and Lin Miranda, if you are looking for a fast moving original production that is hysterical with great singing.

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious or dramatic work or a long show (This show is only 80 minutes).

132 Reviews | 32 Followers
100
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Broadway and love spoofs/parody. This is a clever version of Forbidden Broadway based in HAMILTON world. A great cast!

Don't see it if you prefer high drama. This is pure, light entertainment with a clever approach to get to your funny bone. Sit back and enjoy!

133 Reviews | 36 Followers
100
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if can't get tickets to Hamilton! Witty -we laughed every minute. You don't have to know Hamilton to love this show! Fabulous cast! Don't miss!

Don't see it if Just see it. It's got everything, and you don't have to know Hamilton to love this show, just musical theater. Funniest show in town!

96 Reviews | 32 Followers
100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to have a great evening!! This hilarious show is really fun! A spectacular cast, clever lyrics and laugh out loud humor! LOVED IT!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a great spoof or have no sense of humor. You don't have to have seen Hamilton to thoroughly enjoy this terrific show!

83 Reviews | 26 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You love musical theatre, history, rap, r&b & basically any genre under the sun

Don't see it if Your eyes an angry bitter person

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
97
Great singing, Great writing, Must see, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if Fantastic night of theatre. Every moment keeps one engaged. Great talent on all counts.

Don't see it if Can't see any reason not to see it

401 Reviews | 65 Followers
96
Edgy, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want to have a helluva a lot of fun seeing a spoof of theatre. It helps to know about HAMILTON without having seen it or be a SUPERFan.

Don't see it if you've never seen a show. Or are a crazy HAMILTON fan who thinks anyone who says anything bad about the show should DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

63 Reviews | 13 Followers
96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if Obsessed with Hamilton, enjoy clever word-play and parody, thrill to discover new talent, appreciate Broadway in-jokes

Don't see it if You don't know much about show business.

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
September 8th, 2016

"Smart, silly and often convulsively funny...Those who know their 'Hamilton' will especially savor the meticulously warped mirror images of specific numbers...'Spamilton' has an energizing, free-associating euphoria that follows one theater obsessive’s prismatic 'mind at work.' Given that 'Hamilton' is itself a master at mixing anachronistic sensibilities, it feels appropriate that the fever dreams of 'Spamilton' turn into surreal Broadway musical mash-ups."
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Time Out New York
September 8th, 2016

"The bulk of the show is carried by a jaw-dropping ensemble in multiple roles...They drive the hilarity all 75 minutes; the laughs are huge and nonstop, and let’s face it: 'Spamilton' may be the closest you get to 'Hamilton' without going broke or waiting for years. Beneath the jokes and bitchery, there is a genuine critique—and it goes beyond 'Hamiltonian' hegemony."
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Deadline
September 9th, 2016

"Alessandrini skillfully skewers 'Hamilton‘s' key numbers and dramatis personae, put across by a sensationally talented quintet. These actors are in the best tradition of sketch artists, capturing character with the perfectly timed arch of an eyebrow or shimmy of the hips. And they’re mad singer-dancers. Alessandrini’s script is frequently up to that calibre, launching an arsenal of belly-laughs from a quiver that also contains its share of dulled barbs."
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Variety
September 9th, 2016

"Ingenious parody 'Spamilton' simultaneously salutes and sends up Miranda and his signature musical. Much is owed to the agile five-member cast of actor-singer-spoofers, but the big kudos go to 'Forbidden Broadway' creator Alessandrini...The overall tone of the satire turns out to be sweet, only slightly sour and never savage. But what else could be expected from Alessandrini, who has Miranda pegged as a fellow theater lover who worships at the same cathedral of Sondheim."
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The Hollywood Reporter
September 8th, 2016

"The resulting parody is so infectiously fun that it could easily run as long as its inspiration...The talented five-person ensemble exuberantly impersonate their Broadway counterparts...'Spamilton' is not quite up to the level of Alessandrini's best work. Clearly enamored of the show he's spoofing, he's pulled his punches here. Many of the barbs are far less pointed than usual, more often inducing smiles than guffaws...But it's nonetheless a fast-paced and funny 75 minutes."
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The Washington Post
September 8th, 2016

"Five young actors — who’d no doubt be contenders for roles in the real thing if they weren’t so busy sending it up at the Triad Theatre — do their very best to rain laughs down on their illustrious target. The results are decidedly hit-and-miss, with lame skits segueing into funnier material and back again. But that kind of unevenness is in the DNA of 'Forbidden Broadway.'
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AM New York
September 8th, 2016

"The stage is small and the production values are limited, but the wit is plentiful...For the most part, 'Spamilton' operates as an overstretched sketch, lacking the fast and furious style of 'Forbidden Broadway'...'Spamilton' also tends to be cute instead of funny, which may be due to Alessandrini’s obvious affection for 'Hamilton.' 'Forbidden Broadway,' at its best, could be downright merciless. But 'Spamilton' is fun, no doubt about it."
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Theatermania
September 8th, 2016

"There's a bunch of material in 'Spamilton' that works, and just as much that doesn't. Alessandrini's writing is always best—and funniest—when the knives are sharp...The easier laughs are less impressive...Eighty minutes devoted to the mockery of a single piece of theater does get a little tiresome by the end...Still, the theater scene isn't the same without Alessandrini's brand of humor...While 'Spamilton' might not blow us all away consistently, it's impossible to say no to this production."
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