Now in its fourteenth year on Broadway, this all-ages spectacle follows the untold true story of the Witches of Oz. More…
"Wicked" looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
"It's safe to say that this is the most complete, and completely satisfying, new musical I've come across in a long time...Wicked offers a post-feminist, socially conscious reinterpretation of the story of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West...A fine ensemble helps ensure that even the most flagrantly cute and sentimental moments are hard to resist." Full Review
"A marvel of organization and inventiveness. Lusciously composed, smartly written and beautifully staged, 'Wicked' is one of the rare shows in town that justifies a $100 ticket. The cost is easily paid back in memories alone." Full Review
"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.'" Full Review
"I continually come across people who want to shame me for my abiding love for Wicked. Something this popular, they seem to say, can't possibly be good. I beg to disagree. Wicked is simultaneously an entertaining, well crafted, and intelligent show." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"To begin with, it looks like a million dollars - or, to be more precise, like every dime of the $14 million that has been spent on it. Dare we say it? Here's a Broadway show where the ticket price doesn't seem inflated. You will actually feel that you got $100 worth of entertainment - and then some... The show and its many parts do coalesce to create a believable, and extremely thought-provoking, alternate universe, with music, sets, costumes and performances that simply take your breath away." Full Review
"This show with the current political climate has more relevance now than ever before. 'Wicked' is the story of a gifted woman in the fictitious Land of Oz with an unfavorable physical condition, who is driven to public service, fighting for minority rights against a regime who wants to silence and imprison minority members of its own society...I’m in love with this show; I’m in love with the message it sends and the lesson that there is perhaps wickedness thrust upon good people at times." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"There have been moments in the history of musical theater when, like a twister, the sheer talent and whirling spectacle of a production have flattened any negative criticism that stood to get in its way...The latest incarnation of this impeccably oiled entertainment machine finds a new gear courtesy of a British import." Full Review
"'Wicked' tries, in its ambition, to do so much that it's inevitable that it fails to be a smooth, cohesive show. It's too long - two-hours-45- minutes - and it often has a lumbering quality. But its reach, its attempt to be meaty and relevant and theatrical, is not only admirable, it’s stimulating. This is a musical that offers many pleasures as you watch it, and - this is rare - also stays with you." Full Review
"This musical is full of glitz and is a big Broadway spectacular; it is also a charming story with a wonderfully catchy score. 'Wicked' is satisfying in a sparkly way, and also in a storytelling way...The popularity of 'Wicked' can be explained by the last minute or so of the first act. It is an incredibly successful merging of dramatic spectacle and character development - and is one of the few truly unforgettable moments I have seen in a Broadway musical." Full Review
"No one mourns the wicked," goes one big number in the new Broadway musical Wicked. But in this shrewd and enjoyable retelling of the Wizard of Oz story from the witches' point of view, they get something better: understanding." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"'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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"Wicked makes endearingly whimsical noises, the sounds of a bona fide crowd-pleaser. Much of the rest of the time, however, the magic fades as the show pursues its rather charmless agenda as a parable about the roots of political evil." Full Review
"The new musical at the Gershwin is a thoroughly mechanical and unmagical musical. It is the ultimate whitewashed example of how a musical written to pander can even fail at that when it has no centralized guiding force." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"Wicked, a hideous mess of a musical that wants to be many different things, and rarely succeeds in being any of them. All this from a creative team that, aesthetically speaking, seems barely able to walk and chew gum at the same time." Full Review
See it if U want to see 1 of the best. Well rounded. Great set, costumes & most importantly, singing. Perfect choice for 1st timers or seasoned pros.
Don't see it if U hate musicals in general?? I don’t know why u wouldn’t want to see this show. If u hate great performances and hate the wizard of oz?
See it if You love great singing and the great twist on the Wizard of Oz story. It’s funny at times and sad at others. It has a beautiful story arc.
Don't see it if You’ve never seen or read The Wizard of Oz.
See it if I do not remember ever enjoying a musical as much as I did. The story is clever and the music and songs are memorable. It’s a show for all.
Don't see it if If you hate musicals or happy endings, don’t go
See it if You want to see a modern broadway classic! One of the best go to musicals for people who aren’t typically fans of musical theater.
Don't see it if You have small children who may be frightened by loud noises and intense scenes.
See it if Hands down the best ending to a first act!!! Even without Idina and Kristen, this is a must see!!!
Don't see it if I cannot thing of a reason not to see this, unless you dislike musicals.
See it if You want to see a magnificent production, and a truly magical show. Wicked is one of a kind and there's no show like it.
Don't see it if You don't like magic, or think it's overrated. Also don't see it if you are anti-fairy tales or witches.
See it if you love great vocals and a story line that keeps you engaged throughout.
Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this masterpiece. I have seen it a dozen times and it always captivates me.
See it if If you love great music, stories about fantasy and dreams, great performances. This is a little dark but great for the whole family.
Don't see it if Someone might not like if they prefer plays to musicals. There is a lot of singing and at times it can seem a bit whimsical.
See it if Love Musicals, Enjoyed Wizard of Oz and want to have a great time at the theater.
Don't see it if Don't like musicals and don't want to have a good time at the theater.
See it if You enjoy fantasy...are into origin stories...want to hear catchy songs sung by some amazing voices.
Don't see it if You don't dig The Wizard of Oz or fantasy in general or if green isn't your color.
See it if It’s even more powerful/meaningful now than it was years ago when it premiered. Masterful theater at its best! This is the modern Phantom.
Don't see it if You have no soul?
See it if you want a fabulous Broadway experience. If you love Wizard of Oz, you have to see it. Such a fabulous story and music!
Don't see it if you hate the Wizard of Oz or are a purist. You need to be ok that things are not how you remember or think they should be.
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