Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Spamilton

From 441 member  reviews
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.'  More…

Get ready to laugh at Gerard Alessandrini's parody of 'Hamilton' and all the fan mania it inspires (including his own). 'Spamilton' stars a young virtuoso cast, with special guest stars like Christine Pedi and other 'Forbidden Broadway' divas. 

1h 30m | Already closed | 47th Street Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (441)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

90
Hilarious, Entertaining, Great writing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You're a Hamilgeek, or are obsessed with Lin Manuel Miranda. Very smart and funny and doesn't just go for the cheap easy puns.

Don't see it if You haven't seen Hamilton or weren't impressed with Hamilton or Lin Manuel Miranda.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Parodic, Hits with no misses

See it if you've seen Hamilton or have been caught up in the Hamilton Zeitgeist; you enjoy musical satire and parody a la 'Forbidden Broadway'.

Don't see it if you don't have an appreciation for and knowledge of American musical theatre (beyond Lin-Manuel's universe).

Also Just 6 words: Nora Schell, Nora Schell, Nora Schell.

75
Entertaining, Slow, Wears thin, Weak parody, Overrated

See it if You've seen Hamilton and/or are familiar w/the score. You like parody. You're a fan of Christine Pedi.

Don't see it if You're looking for a consistent, sharp parody. You remember the former, superior Forbidden Broadway. A lot of the jokes here fall flat.

Also Don't forget to include the 2 drink minimum into your budget-and they'... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you're looking for a light-hearted, good time & are a fan of Broadway (have seen a lot and are up to date w/ Bway news). Lots of references!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy parodies or low-budget, intimate productions.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You're a Hamilton fan, or a Broadway fan who loves a good parody and a good laugh.

Don't see it if You really don't like theatre on a shoestring budget or loathe SNL-style parodies. This is like stand up set to music.

89
Entertaining, Hilarious, Fun, Clever

See it if You love Hamilton and other Broadway musicals. You'll enjoy the clever parodies and the fantastic singing. The performers were excellent.

Don't see it if you have not seen Hamilton or many other Broadway musicals -- you won't get most of the jokes. Or if you don't like bare bones staging.

Also For those who love Hamilton this is a must see show. A thoroughly enjo... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Uneven

See it if you have seen Hamilton or are at least familiar with the score and are up on Broadway musicals in genereal and, Sondheim in particular.

Don't see it if you aren't a maven of musicals, haven't seen Hamilton or are expecting a worthy successor to Forbidden Broadway.

Also I much preferred seeing its predecessors in an actual theater with com... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Funny, Masterful parody, So much fun, Loads of talent

See it if You have any interest in Hamilton, L-M, or Broadway musicals in general. This is a sophisticated 80 min. show that fully delights.

Don't see it if Have NO knowledge of musical theater history or its famous actors/composers. You'll likely still enjoy it, but it's better knowing the refs.

Also I'm a musical theater enthusiast and loved this show from start to fin... Read more Read less

76
Dated, Hilarious

See it if you've seen Hamilton with the original cast, as well as most other Broadway shows from 2016, and like parody ala Forbidden Broadway.

Don't see it if you haven't seen the original cast of Hamilton or much else on Broadway; you won't get the jokes.

Also Unfortunately, although the show was very funny it is already out of d... Read more Read less

79
Act 1 85 act 2 70 great singing

See it if You have seen Hamilton, this sounds so much like it that you will smile. The Schuyler Sisters was brilliant. Audience LOVED it.

Don't see it if I thought the Diva character actually slowed it down. The intermission also felt unnecessary for us tho vocal rest was probably needed.

78
Great singing, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you are a fan of Hamilton and Broadway in general or if you enjoy Broadway Musical spoofs.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy comedy or spoofs or are looking for a fancier musical production.

88
Clever, Hilarious, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you can't get tickets to Hamilton and are looking for a great laugh. This was my first Forbidden Broadway and I was not disappointed!

Don't see it if you haven't seen Hamilton or aren't familiar with the music.

75
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you love Hamilton and want a laugh & have a few drinks to meet the minimum; some awesome talent in the cast

Don't see it if you haven't seen Hamilton and are unfamilar with musical theatre or else you'll miss the jokes

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if enjoy a moderately fun evening of satire. All Broadway is on the cutting board, but Hamilton and Lin-Manuel gets the lions share.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with a lot of Broadway and history. You might find yourself missing the joke(s)

90
Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Must see, Clever

See it if you are a lover of the B'way musical. A very talented cast had me smiling from beginning to end.

Don't see it if parody and satire of musicals isnot your thing.

Also A bit of knowledge of B'way musicals help as well as a little about Ha... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you’ve seen Hamilton.

Don't see it if you think an LMM roast will get old pretty quickly. It does to an extent; there’s only so much humor to be derived from someone’s success.

90
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you love Hamilton, like Forbidden Broadway (same creative team). Very talented performers! Great fun!

Don't see it if looking for something more profound, or just a parody on Hamilton. This parody is a little broader, & more accessible even if orig not seen.

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

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Great writing

See it if You like Hamilton and humor in the style of Weird Al Yankovic

Don't see it if You are a Broadway newbie - many references will go over your head

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a parody of Hamilton and other Broadway shows. The outstanding actors play multiple parts.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Hamilton and the current Broadway scene.

90
Talented cast, Intelligent, Hysterical, Much fun

See it if You want to be entertained, laugh out loud, awed by the lyrics, just have a really good time.

Don't see it if You are a grouch, do not love smart and silly comedy. If you are not conversant with Bway shows and music you may not get some of the skits

92
Laugh-out-loud funny, Clever lyrics, Biting but not vicious, Well performed by a talented crew

See it if You've seen Hamilton and can't get enough!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh.

Also The cast is amazing, handling lightning-fast costume changes and all s... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you enjoy talented singing and dancing and clever hip hop and other modern rewriting in a spoof of well known Broadway musicals and stars.

Don't see it if you can't understand/tolerate hip hop even in parody; you worship Miranda/hip hop artists, can't take jokes about them, or can't sit 90 min.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you love Hamilton, know your Hamilton and other show backgrounds and enjoy parodies.

Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with Hamilton, Broadway shows or Lin-Manuel Miranda as a person.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Fan of Hamilton, fan of Broadway. Fabulous talent, hardly a parody.

Don't see it if Closed tonight ... "if" is irrelevant


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 'Hamilt...
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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...
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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 spoofi...
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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 ...
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