Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,398 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Must see

About the show

Now in its sixteenth year on Broadway, this all-ages musical spectacle tells 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.” 

2h 30m | Open run | Gershwin Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (20398)

MEMBERS SAY:

Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Must see

6
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Enchanting

See it if you're twelve.

Don't see it if you're not twelve.

49
Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You have read the book? I have not and found it kind of confusing and boring :(

Don't see it if You dont like a slow moving performance

46
Disappointing, Quirky, Original, Entertaining, Insipid

See it if The staging was interesting.

Don't see it if I didn't find the songs to be memorable. I preferred the original story.

25
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You don't mind unoriginal take on Wizard of Oz and painfully banal pop music.

Don't see it if You crave good acting and innovative scripts even in a musical.

36
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Insipid

See it if You haven't read the book, or if you don't care if you see anything unique

Don't see it if are an artist.

30
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wasn't on Broadway

Don't see it if I didn't like the characters

8
Enchanting, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like to see a lot of colorful costumes and entertaining

Don't see it if The story line was a bit weak.

0
Confusing, Dated, Overrated, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if Someone familiar with the story line might like the show! However, I found it very hard to follow with poor acting, singing, and dancing.

Don't see it if I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone honestly. I went to see it because it’s a classic but it was terribly overrated.

8
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Exquisite

See it if You love Broadway's finest

Don't see it if You are afraid of fun

2
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You are 14 or younger.

Don't see it if You liked the film version of the Wizard of Oz.


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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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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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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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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