Washington Post - Highly Recommended
"..."Hamilton" may have taken three years to reach the Kennedy Center Opera House from its birthplace off-Broadway, but it feels as if Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterwork had an appointment on the Potomac from the start."
MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended
"...Inspired by Ron Chernow's 2005 best-selling book Alexander Hamilton, Miranda's musical infuses emotion and insight throughout a score that's as efficient in delivering story as it is a delight to hear sung and played live. Director Thomas Kail has constructed a smartly executed succession of set-pieces that showcases each song for individual impact, and it adds up to an impactful epic."
BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended
"...After all that ticket buying frenzy, the national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton has finally arrived at DC's venerable John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and, at least for the opening night audience (which included Mr. Miranda), it was worth the wait. If the rousing and prolonged applause and immediate standing ovation is any indication, this show is going to wow local audiences all throughout the summer."
Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended
"...Washington area audiences have waited two years for Hamilton to arrive, and the first-rate touring production spending the summer in the Kennedy Center Opera House proves that the wait was worth it."
DC Theater Arts - Highly Recommended
"...This Hamilton is sharp. It's energetic. It's youthful. And it's as poignant as ever in the nation's capital where Eliza Hamilton once helped raise funds to build the Washington Monument. Now that is a legacy."
Washington Informer - Highly Recommended
"...I’ve attended performances where the audience buzz was thick with anticipation before the curtain was raised but for “Hamilton,” the anticipation was indescribable."
MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended
"...The music is a tapestry of genres, ranging from huge, melodic showstoppers befitting a classic Broadway show to hip-hop. Whether or not you are a fan of rap, in the hands of Miranda, it is poetry. Though at times, it was so fast, some of that poetry was lost. More importantly, it is designed to relate and embrace a younger generation as is the deliberate color-blind casting â€“ a mosaic of the many faces of this country."
Theatre Bloom - Highly Recommended
"...There are moments that the words don't reach. Seeing the musical sensation that's sweeping the nation with its razzle-dazzle rhyme in Lin-Manuel Miranda's prime is supposed to be one of them, and not just one of them, but the biggest one of them, all the people coast to coast begging for the musical with the most finally have their shot- and they are not throwing away their shot- not this summer- because Hamilton has arrived. Hamilton is here. And audiences all over Washington DC are flocking to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for their shot to be in the room where it happened this summer. Tickets are extremely limited but still available for Hamilton as it plays the Opera House stage for its 14-week engagement here in the nation's capital city. With Music, Book, & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the 11-time Tony Award-Winning musical is young, hungry, and scrappy, and not throwing away its shot to draw in unprecedented amounts of audiences this summer."
DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended
"...The singular genius of Hamilton, the greatest musical ever written, is that it recognizes that the American Revolution did not end with Yorktown, but is ongoing, even today, and that there are Founders of America being born even as we speak."