Wicked (Broadway)
Open run 2h 30m
Wicked (Broadway)
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Wicked (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

93%
(22145 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
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Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

This all-ages musical spectacle tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

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Member Reviews (22,145)

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876 Reviews | 903 Followers
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Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Classic, Must see

See it if Amazing concept, resonant lyrics, beautiful music. Classic for all ages. Brilliant

Don't see it if you don't like fairy tales.

851 Reviews | 1006 Followers
98
Enchanting, Magical, Epic, Great music, Original

See it if You've never seen it before, it's a must see!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

945 Reviews | 386 Followers
95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You're a fan of The Wizard of Oz. this gives you a fun different perspective. If you read the book, I liked this even better.

Don't see it if You don't like the Wizard of Oz.

968 Reviews | 226 Followers
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Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if see it if you like a good show that moves at a good pace and is pleasant to sit and watch.

Don't see it if if you don't like a wizard of Oz type of show, one that borders on animation.

794 Reviews | 215 Followers
93
Intense, Riveting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Magically fulfilling - a ride you won't forget due to the energy, the music and the addition to the story.

Don't see it if you do not like the story of The Wizard of House or hate entertaining musicals.

539 Reviews | 1873 Followers
83
Profound, Must see

See it if You need a good intro to Broadway. A good "first" show.

Don't see it if You are allergic to green.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
92
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Epic

See it if you love big Broadway shows. This is all that and more. Singing, dancing, fabulous costumes with sweet plot, lots of talented performers.

Don't see it if you like serious theater. This is pretty much frivolous. The show delighted me and my companions but we like colorful talented and escapist.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
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Disappointing, Banal, Overrated

See it if you must.

Don't see it if your tastes are loftier than this slick, overbearing, overblown, overstuffed, overrated, shrill musical.

Critic Reviews (24)

The New York Times
August 21st, 2014

"In retrospect, Wicked seems an early sign of the cultural clout which is to say buying power of a generation of girls (and now women) whose desire to see, read, and sing along with stories about female empowerment has become a snowballing trend."
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Time Out New York
January 8th, 2015

"A musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz, that explained how the Wicked Witch of the West got that way, and explored her true relationship to Glinda the Good Witch. A combination of outstanding elements."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 7th, 2014

"Two of the producers of the musical Wicked bear the name Platt, which (in German) means flat, and one the name Stone, which (in English) means heavy. Why not also one called Long, although it is too much to ask for one called Boring, all of which apply to the show."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 21st, 2003

"'Wicked's' at its cleverest with the girl stuff; the streamlining of Maguire’s story – reducing a totalitarian allegory to an animal-rights flap – weakens the narrative logic. Catchy Stephen Schwartz songs compensate for a dreary opening number, but it’s the 'Wicked' witches who really make magic."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 31st, 2003

"The best moments in 'Wicked' come when the stage is least crowded. I'm done niggling. 'Wicked' is funny and touching and full of beans (not to mention child-friendly). It'll make a great movie one of these days, and it's going to make Kristin Chenoweth a star right this minute. Go."
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The Observer
November 11th, 2003

"Nothing in Oz, you see, happened the way Judy Garland thought it did. In 'Wicked', the ruby slippers aren’t even red. So, all ye who enter here, check your cynicism at the door and get in touch with the little kid inside you who’s been begging to get out. Neither of you will want to leave 'Wicked.'"
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New York Post
October 31st, 2003

"What is spectacular about the show is the spectacle. That old Emerald City has never had it so good, with flying monkeys and giant Munchkins with extendable necks. Kids will love it, even if they don’t quite understand it. But this yellow brick road is also paved with oppressive music and banal, if sometimes pretentiously amusing, lyrics and a complex, if foolish, book."
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Theatermania
November 7th, 2003

"It's an ambitious musical...There are so many wonderful things in Wicked that to dismiss it as so many critics have done strikes us as perverse...It has a heart, a brain, and the nerve to have opened on Broadway."
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