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

94%
(25651 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
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Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

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

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90 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you see good in everybody; like happy endings and clever storytelling seasoned with great singing and acting

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the wizard of Oz

57 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love incredible set designs, costumes and a fabulous score. The musical numbers will have you in tears one minute, and joyous the next!

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy the behind the scenes take on the Wizard of Oz.

65 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love the stereotypical Broadway show that is truly perfection and like Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if Don’t care for Wizard of Oz Read more

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love the Wizard of oz and incredible music and sets

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

102 Reviews | 35 Followers
100
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Magical

See it if A Must see! A beautiful show at so many levels. A celebration of diversity! Inspiring!

Don't see it if Of course there is no perfect show but this one is very close to perfection… in a good way😅

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love a fractured fairytale.

Don't see it if fantasy is not your thing.

60 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Tour-de-force, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals about the strength of female friendships, overcoming family and personal problems, topped off with an unforgettable score.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals because this is the ultimate show!

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the Wizard of Oz Female empowerment and stories of friendship

Don't see it if Just see it!

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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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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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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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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