Wicked (Broadway)
Open run 2h 30m
Wicked (Broadway)

Wicked (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(23956 Ratings)
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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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54 Reviews | 11 Followers
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

77 Reviews | 27 Followers
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😅

56 Reviews | 6 Followers
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
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!

55 Reviews | 19 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Very entertaining. Great music and talent.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals.

61 Reviews | 11 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You like modern musicals!

Don't see it if Literally no reason to not see this show.

67 Reviews | 16 Followers
Enchanting, Indulgent, Relevant, Must see, Epic

See it if You are looking for an all around wonderful watch. It’s entertaining for all ages & has stayed relevant through the years it’s been on.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy more fantastical elements to a show.

87 Reviews | 1 Follower
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Saw this in 2013. My mom and I had an amazing time. What a great Broadway experience. Non-musical fans would love this

Don't see it if you are expecting The Wizard of Oz.

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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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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