I saw this with my wife and thought it was pretty terrific. In this particular performance:
Acting standout was the dude that played Aaron Burr, who would have twirled his moustache if it was longer, and would have pulled out a strawberry handkerchief if he got any more like Iago – his oily self-serving ambition made him more fun to watch than the original soundtrack guy was fun to listen to.
Not doing so well was the guy playing Alexander Hamilton, which is a pretty big part. Lin-Manuel Miranda originally played the role like a puppy, eager to love and to be loved by all. This guy played the role like a wooden puppy. Not so much on the emoting, never mind portraying a guy burning with potential and need for satisfaction. Way too much Jeff Sinclair, not nearly enough John Sheridan. He got the words out without stumbling, I guess. Some friends I was with saw a production in Chicago, and said that this guy — Joseph Morales — played the Hamilton role there too, and he was better here. Glad I didn’t see it in Chicago!
The Schuyler Sisters were lovely, and it would be churlish of me to point out that Angelica, the smartest character in the play, spat out the wrong word in the middle of “Satisfied”.
The choreography and blocking ranged from adequate (why do so many characters speak or sing with their backs to the audience? Why don’t character’s actions match the lyrics, like “come downstairs” when he isn’t coming downstairs, or “I can see George Washington smile” when George remains stone-faced) to transcendent (the final duel is a standout).
Anyway, yeah, it was good.