In fairness, my slight distaste for Hamilton is based chiefly on spite – it’s just been talked up to me one to many times – so I am determined to give it a fair shake. (And it can’t possibly be as bad as Wicked!) Well, that, and I’ve read the biography of Hamilton that apparently inspired the musical, and there’s a slight strain of hagiography in it that set my teeth on edge.
Much to my irritation, I missed In the Heights when it was playing at the Southwark Playhouse a few years back, and I’m not aware of any plans to revive in London in the near future (though it wouldn’t surprise me if someone didn’t bring it back when Hamilton opens), so, unless you know something I don’t (?) I doubt I’ll have a chance to see it before Hamilton.