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The Reviews for Hamilton are In…

Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Hamilton, the off-Broadway sensation that made a quick leap to Broadway, opened last night to the rave-est of reviews. No, but really, the critics can’t seem to say enough wonderful things about this production. Yes, the show has an exciting score, excellent casting, great costumes, etc., but what has gotten everyone so riled up is that the story is told in such a fresh way. In Hamilton, contemporary language, multi-racial casting and a blend musical-genres all act to tell the rich history of this country’s founders — and not to fill some quota, but rather in an attempt to get at the essence of the wonderful, rebellious men that changed the history of the world. History is being made now on Broadway with this production — the critics are naming this as a one to reckon any of the greats in the musical theatre canon, and advance sales for the production are already through the roof (to the tune of $32-million and counting). Hamilton, ladies and gentlemen, looks to be a palpable hit.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

 Yes, it really is that good. At this point, it would be almost a relief to report that “Hamilton” — the musical that opened at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night — has shrunk beneath the bloat of its hype. Since it was first staged at the Public Theater this year, this brave new show about America’s

TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW

What is left to say? After Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s prodigious quill scratched out 12 volumes of nation-building fiscal and military policy; after Lin-Manuel Miranda turned that titanic achievement (via Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography) into the greatest American musical in decades; after every critic in

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VULTURE REVIEW

A typical musical might list 18 numbers in its program; Hamilton, with 34, is more in the range of operatic works like Porgy and Bess. Ambition is part of it, no less for Lin-Manuel Miranda today than for George Gershwin in 1935. So is scope. The true-life tale of the orphan immigrant turned architect of American federalism (with sid… 

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW

With “Hamilton,” Broadway is officially the coolest place on the planet. And the smartest. And most exhilarating. Yes, composer, lyricist, author and leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magical musical tour of the life of the “10-dollar Founding Father,” Alexander Hamilton, is that great. It’s even richer and more e

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1 Comment on The Reviews for Hamilton are In…

  1. Glad to hear it’s getting received so well! Just discovered the brilliance of Hamilton! It’s so good!

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