Hamilton (NY)

“HISTORIC. HAMILTON is brewing up a revolution. This is a show that aims impossibly high and hits its target. It's probably not possible to top the adrenaline rush.

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Fan Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gkat34
Where to begin?? Hamilton was the most amazing performance I have ever seen. I had been looking forward to seeing the musical since last October when my mom bought our tickets, and it did NOT disappoint. From the first second Burr walked on stage talking about the "bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman," I was entranced; I don't think I moved from the edge of my seat or closed my mouth for the whole first act! Though I was disappointed in finding out that four of the original main cast members were leaving 9 days (and 3 days, in the case of Daveed Diggs) before I got to see it, the entire cast of Hamilton was brilliant, and made me forget that those actors had left the show; all of their replacements were perfectly chosen, and the ensemble honestly made the show the amazing thing it was. Plus, I still got to see Renee Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, and Okieriete Onaodowan on stage (and get a photograph with Mr. Jackson!), and they were just incredible. I cannot recommend this show enough! Truly my favorite musical and show.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Momisme
There's always an original cast - an originating actor. Every new production lives up or down to that benchmark. When a bar is as high as Lin, et al set... My hubby & I were fortunate enough to see Lin on his last day with the show; and - due to my ineptitude - had tix for 3 weeks later as well! The Lin performance was unbelievably good; a "Lifetime Event" so I was bummed he & the others had left -- right up until the show began. This cast is fantastic! I don't know if it was the newness of the cast combo, their determination to fill the shoes left for them or just their abilities but the energy works PERFECTLY for a revolution. Just as an example - I loved the Lafayette/Jefferson characters early this month so I was truly impressed that the new actor could improve- keep the good but bring more depth. Not surprisingly but even the remaining cast has been changed - and for the good - Washington shows more of his rawness and exhaustion (the determination has not left, just new layers are shown.) I am and believe I will always be one of Lin's most ardent fan-of-an-elder-generation; that is unchanged- the man is his generation's Sondheim - but I like the new Hamilton as much (and perhaps a hair more) than Lin in the role. This remains the best I've seen on a live stage! It actually surpassed its hype the first time and improved on that near-perfection last weekend.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ChiFran
I don't think I can say anything that others already have not. It's simply brilliant. It is genius songwriting in melody and lyrics. It's a story about Alexander Hamilton. Who cares, right? And that's the genius of this musical. It makes you care. It gets you completely engaged in this man's story, a man who we think little about and never really cared to know about. I had listened to the soundtrack many times before seeing it on stage, and it lived up to all of the hype. It's just so good, and it's certainly worth seeing on stage, no matter how well you know the soundtrack on its own. I saw the musical after many of the original cast members had left, and it was hardly noticeable. Most notably, Javier Munoz is incredible. There would have been something cool about seeing Lin-Manuel Miranda perform the role he created, but, for me, Javier Munoz sounded as good (if not better) and I didn't feel like I missed much in not seeing Lin-Manuel. And that is not a knock on Lin-Manuel who is a genius. It's just a compliment to how good Javier Munoz is in that role, too.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
Lionel Richie :: Chris Tomlin :: (Hed) P.E. :: $ushi x Kobe :: Phil Collins
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
I love the theater and try to go whenever I can. I've seen some wonderful shows this year but Hamilton is by far the most innovative, approachable, and truly delightful show I've seen in years. I highly recommend it... to EVERYONE, especially young teens studying the American Revolution. It is not your traditional musical and makes history very approachable and, dare I say, personal.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
LawTD
I have seen a lot of Broadway musicals, but nothing like Hamilton. When the likes of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - none of whom are played by caucasian men- are communicating with one another about the American Revolution via rap and R&B ballads, surrounded by troops of 18th-century hip-hop dancers, you've got a hit on your hands. They say this multiracial musical is the American-history Les Miserables of our time; without a doubt. In one vein, it's so current: You could've heard the soundtrack in a NYC nightclub and never have known it was from a Broadway musical. Yet, in another vein, the multiracial casting, and energy and restlessness of the rap and R&B music brilliantly convey so much of our Country's past and what our founding fathers must have been feeling during those times. Simply put, this musical is phenomenal!!!! I'm sure it will be around for a while but if you're in NYC anytime soon, do what you can to get a ticket
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Joycez62
From the minute the play started until the very end it was amazing. Hopefully it will bring history and rap to another level
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
HyePR
What a great musical Lin made! Especially every King George's part was my favorite!!!! I will watch the musical again!!!!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tink1001
What a fabulous irreverent show! Javier was perfect as was the entire cast. Kudos to Kesler Odom as well
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
BostonGlo
This is a revolutionary musical in its story telling and music style. It's highly entertaining and moving.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
parashuz
WOW, unforgettable....unusual and full of talent....lin-manuel is genius....
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 8, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Yoginc
I have seen a lot of theatre over the years and this is one of the best musicals that I have seen in quite a long time. Simply put it's brilliant!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
The best show to ever grace Broadway with its presence, hands down. You will learn, you will laugh, you will cry, you will have the music stuck in your head forever and you will be thrilled about that.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Aconway
Incredible. Absolutely phenomenal. Lin Manuel has crafted the best show I've see in New York in a long time. The music is infectious, the acting is amazing and the show is mind blowing. Sell your children to get a ticket if you have to, it's worth more than them.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Junot
Hamilton, is a bright refreshing bit of true Broadway magic. Instead of the soppy songs of yore that interrupt the flow of the play. The music in Hamilton flows naturally and tells the story to a hip hop beat and yet the music does make a nod to the former greats such as Gilbert and Sullivan. Which is a great juxtapose. Clearly the writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has great respect for Broadway and the very American art form the musical. One cannot forget the incredible casting it is a joy to see so many black and brown faces on the great White Way. The talent is clearly there which makes one wonder why most plays/musicals still only have the token minority cast member!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
midwifetheatregoer
All I can say is, the hype does not live up to the experience of seeing this show. I cannot remember ever before actually wishing a show would not end, that I could just sit there all night watching and listening. And after almost 3 hours no less. Waiting impatiently now for the CD. (there I've aged myself). Bring it on, please!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Borzoipub
Never NEVER have we hated a show so much. Dr. Zhivago was simply just bad. But this we loathed. I know this is an extreme minority opinion as it is destined to win every prize including the Pulitzer, but it is a show out of the Bronx and should have stayed \u2018in the heights. It glorifies bad English and all that is bad about rap (is there anything good?). It didn t help that the star, Lin Manuel Miranda, only does certain performances that didn t include yesterday s. Also when we pay $142 for a seat, I expect to get leg room with it. I could not get my feet in; fortunately, I was on the aisle. And, for row T in the orchestra one should not have to climb a long flight of steps to get to it. We walked out at intermission not to return.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Herzogin
Hamilton is simply the best musical I have seen on Broadway for 20 years. Lin Manuel Miranda et al have turned the American Musical form on it's head! Run don't walk to get tkts.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
PlaybillSam
I saw Hamilton Wednes afternoon. I want to know WHY didn't they announce on the call board or the PA system that the star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, would NOT be performing? I specifically bought tickets for a performance he would be playing (note on website: Javier Muñoz will play the role of Hamilton on Saturday matinees through September 6 and Sunday matinees September 7 onward.) I traveled from Boston specifically for that performance. Can someone explain this to me, please????
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
AaronBurr
Very unique hip hop presentation of Alexander Hamilton's life. Terrific dancing, costumes and lighting. Only negative is the enunciation of some words in the singing.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
Fabulous music, acting, costumes and an inventive telling of early American history!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bobrulez3
"Hamilton" is more than a hit, it is a force of nature. The show packs a powerful wallop that never lets up throughout the nearly 3 hour running time. The music is incredibly strong with an opening number that takes you immediately into the story. Although a hip-hop version of history, the show also has some wonderful mixes of other musical genres to keep balance throughout. History was never as cool as it is in this production. You feel caught up in the revolution along with the characters and even stunned by the scandals of the times, only to remember that the story of the lives of great men have dark shadows as well as bright triumphs. The staging and direction are a fascinating study in how to not only bring history to life but also comment on it in an intelligent way. One scene, in particular, is played out in one perspective, rewound, and played from another character's perspective to give a fuller interpretation of the event. And interestingly, rather than speculate on what might have happened in some details of history, Lin-Manuel Miranda wisely sticks to what the documents tell us only and make us wish, like Aaron Burr sings, that we too could have "been in the room where it happened" so we could know why some events unfolded the way they did. But for every moment of this show, you will be thankful you ARE in the room where it happened that Broadway history is being made, and you will know why because you were there.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dramamama611
An amazing theatrical experience. A history lesson, an examination of human nature, a look at the past, present and future. Lin-Manuel Miranda has written an unadulterated masterpiece. Music that is new (to musical theater) and alive and raw. Don't worry about whether you like rap or hip hop...this music (which includes more than that) says SO much, the rap is simply needed for the potency of the story. Upon leaving the theater, my 14 year old made sure to tell me he'd accompany me to see it again. He's not asked to see a show a second time. We already bought tickets.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
JLoriJ
I was fortunate to see the show 3 times with the original cast. They were terrific. They were all fluid and perfectly intertwined. Now that the Tony winners and many of the original dancers have left, the understudies have filled the void. While they tried, it just wasn't as good. I saw the show with 2 different under studies replacing the incredible Daveed Diggs who played Lafayette and Jefferson. In my opinion, their attempts to imitate Daveed just didn't work. It looked forced and unnatural. My biggest complaint though is with the inconsiderate theater goers who come back from intermission 5 minutes AFTER the second half starts forcing everyone to get up to let them get to their seats. Or the whispering during the show. Or the cell phone that's on with its distracting light. If you don't want to be aggravated with someone crawling over you, get a seat in the middle of any row. On the aisle, you'll be jumping up and down repeatedly. For what they're charging for these seats, the audience deserves better. And next year the price goes up to $850 for the orchestra and no original cast......no.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
DanceCaptain908
Hamilton lives up to much of the hype that surrounds it. While there were small moments that I felt the cast didn't put 100% into the performance, I was overall amazed by the production. From the lighting and set design to some amazing performances by the cast (including an understudy for George Washington who I think stole the show and beyond perfect performance by Rene as Angelica Schyuler), you will leave the show feeling both excited about what you've just seen but heartbroken by the ending of the story. It is definitely one of the best shows I have ever seen.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
This was the absolute best musical I have ever seen. From beginning to end I was blown away!!!! The powerful and emotional singing of all the actors; the ensemble's mesmerizing movements and dancing; the addicting musical score and the beauty of the stage lighting made this the highlight of my life. Thank you to everyone involved!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
MLSt
The show was even better than I expected. Wonderful. I'm already looking for tickets to do this again!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tina1210
This was completely amazing and I can not wait to go again. Went by so fast, Javier was awesome. The new Aaron Burr was great. Lexi Lawson was super. Bravo to the cast and the orchestra. I don't know how they put this together. I know why it took 6 years to write, it was a work of art.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
LaurieAnnF
Hamilton was awesome, from the opening to the finale. I just can't believe how difficult the Richard Rogers theater was to get around. Definitely not for the people who have walking difficulties. The steps are steep and no elevator! They only have bathrooms on the first floor, so the lines were very long. Thank goodness the show was spectacular, for I will not be returning to this theater. The four stars is for the show not the theater.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
momma52
Hamilton is an amazing show. Even if you are not into Broadway musicals you should see this one. The modern music and multiracial cast make it fresh and fun. Plus you might learn a little about our country's history to boot! Even with the change in cast recently, the show still exceeds its hype. A MUST SEE!!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
peggyvb
I read the book and Hamilton- revolution which gave a lot of insight into the incredible lyrics and other details. People cheered every number, all were so well performed, more than at any other show I've ever seen. I think I'd have appreciated it less without having the background knowledge. It was extraordinary on so many levels but listening to the cd and having everything in my head made it more memorable. Since people need to wait so long for tickets, I recommend they prepare before for the ultimate experience. I am sure that anyone without prior knowledge enjoyed the show also but not on the same level.I
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Jen4Ham
We saw the show last night. I bought tickets nine months ago and was disappointed when half of the original cast left last month. But, I had heard great things about Javier Munoz so was excited to see him perform. However, for our performance, it was Javier's understudy and I felt he did not carry the show. He was flat, with little emotion. Definitely a talented singer, but for the hip hop parts it was monotone and spoken. The rest of the cast was excellent. However, I left very disappointed after waiting so long to see the show, paying through the nose for tickets, and incurring considerable travel expenses to get to NYC.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
LalenaD
I bought tickets to this show nine months ago and worried a little when some of the original cast moved on. I needn't have. Javier Munoz was brilliant as Hamilton and every single cast member was amazing. I have never seen anything like it. The show was so powerful that I still can't stop thinking about it. I am looking forward to seeing it again when it comes to California.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Criticsw
I get it-subs are part of the "show must go on ethos". But Thursday's last minute sub for Hamilton was wooden, without charisma, and lackluster. We all left wondering why Washington would have picked him, why Eliza was so smitten? To have waited so long and paid so much to see this with a lead character that could not carry the show was so disappointing.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
2sandyj
I was already in love with the music, but it was amazing to watch the actors physical interpretation of the lyrics, it brought an even greater depth of the words to me. I have never seen a musical with such intricate and physically demanding choreography. It is now the musical that I will judge all other musicals by.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
IowaRiver
Hamilton is different but still great. The newer cast (as of August 2016) are individually both stronger/weaker but not enough to be distracting to someone who has seen the original. It was easier to follow the lyrics and the staging is more "dramatic." Overall just as exciting as when first seen.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JLori
THE MUSIC, LYRICS, STAGING, LIGHTING, CHOREOGRAPHY ARE INCREDIBLE. THEY MORE THAN EARNED THEIR TONY'S. I SAW IT 3 TIMES WITH THE ORIGINAL CAST AND THE REMAINING WITH UNDERSTUDIES. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING IT AGAIN. JUST LOVED CHRIS JACKSON, ANTHONY RAMOS, ANGELA GOLDSBERRY FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST...AND WHO CAN FORGET DAVEED DIGGS, LESLIE ODOM, AND LIN MANUEL. THE DANCING IS PART OF THE SET DESIGN AND JUST WONDERFUL, ESPECIALLY THE JITTERBUG NUMBER DURING "WHAT DID I MISS?" TO TRULY ENJOY IT, I RECOMMEND TO ALL THAT THEY READ THE STORY, GET THE MUSIC AND LISTEN TO IT WITH THE LYRICS PRIOR TO GOING. THAT WILL MAKE IT MORE FUN. DON'T DRINK OR EAT BEFORE THE SHOW IF YOU NEED TO RUN TO THE BATHROOM FREQUENTLY...EACH ACT IS 90 MINUTES LONG. DIDN'T UNDERSTAND FOLKS BRINGING KIDS UNDER 10. IT'S TOO AN ADULT SHOW FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND AND THE YOUNG KIDS I DID SEE WERE RESTLESS AND BORED. BUY YOUR SOUVENIRS AFTER THE SHOW. NO ROOM IN SEAT AREA AND THEY WON'T GET WRECKED TRYING TO PUT THEM SOMEWHERE.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
After memorizing the soundtrack before seeing the show, it was everything we hoped for!
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Aeron765
The musical itself was simply amazing. There was constant choreography, overlapping of lyrics, wonderful emotions portrayed by the actors, it was simply incredible. I sat in awe the entire time. The theatre was gorgeous as well, and the stage was sooo gorgeous! the use of the the revolving stage was well played and really enhanced certain scenes, and the sets that were used were also perfect! The ONLY complaint i would have out of everything would be the bathroom situation. The bathroom, mainly the women's, was located down a tight stair well and the line was so long it went into the theatre itself and wound back out to the lobby. More than several people were not able to make it back to their seats due to the bathroom size and intermission time. Aside from that the musical, in every aspect, blew me away and I would love to see it again and again and again! Please Broadway, release official films of your musical, I would pay a gracious amount of money for that! Some of my favorite moments were between the moment in yorktown where they represent the fact that the british have surrounded them by having many british soldiers stalk around the stage where Alexander and Washington are centered, and when Eliza finally breaks her stillness to take Hamilton's hand in 'It's Quiet Uptown', which absolutely broke my heart.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
melballerina
Whether you've just been hearing the buzz online or you've listened to every song on the cast album, Hamilton is an experience you have to have in person. The show is by turns exciting, poignant, revolutionary, and moving. The technical elements are beyond superb and they add a remarkable atmosphere to the show. If you can see it with Chris Jackson you definitely should--his voice is unbelievable. Lin Manuel-Miranda's writing is pure genius and I feel so lucky to have seen his vision in person.
Richard Rodgers Theatre - New York, NY - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
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