Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,201 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 (20201)

MEMBERS SAY:

Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Must see
93
Avg Score

81
Entertaining, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you like entertaining but superficial plays with music and showy sets.

Don't see it if if you are not attracted by blockbusters that are more show than substance.

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Indulgent, Must see

See it if you get to see the original cast (like me!), you've read the book or loved Oz anything growing up

Don't see it if you're jaded

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Riveting, Romantic, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a Broadway show

Don't see it if you've already seen it

76
Great singing, Great acting, More for tourists or children

See it if you like good vocal and large cast production. Good entertainment. Story line is at teenage level intelligence.

Don't see it if you prefer something more profound or sophisticated

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Family-friendly

See it if You like uplifting classic Broadway musicals

Don't see it if You prefer something less massive and melodramatic

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Original

See it if you want a magical night at the theater where you are transported into a familiar yet brand new world. This is a special special show.

Don't see it if you don't like new takes on old stories. It is also over the top in a wonderful way but some people may not like that style.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You enjoy musicals. Saw the original cast so I can't comment on current cast.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy musicals.

75
Epic, Resonant, Amusing, Overrated

See it if great solos and duet songs in a clever idea based on a book is enough.

Don't see it if ridiculous ensemble numbers and an uneven book cannot overcome the more positive parts of the show.

100
Clever, Delightful, Original, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love theatre, great singing, original stories

Don't see it if you are very attached to the Wizard of Oz the way it was originally written

100
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy the Broadway classics, incredible songs, funny, must see.

Don't see it if prefer shows that are newer, don't enjoy the classics.

65
Dizzying, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you want to. At this point, you already know if you'll like it.

Don't see it if if you don't want to. You already know if you'll hate it.

80
Entertaining, Original, Ambitious, Clever, Great score

See it if love a great score, original book and amazing singing.

Don't see it if if you don't want to mess with the Wizard of Oz

73
Clever, Dizzying, Epic, Great staging, Funny

See it if Want to see what all the fuss is about. Like shows that turn classic stories on their head and have strong female characters

Don't see it if Don't like big splashy musicals, want a small nuanced show. Don't like the Wizard of Oz in any version

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you are going with your niece or daughter, you are up for some female empowerment.

Don't see it if You absolutely loved the book, you want something deep

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Epic, Clever

See it if you love Wizard of Oz! It's a magical spectacle that turns the story on end. Go over & over to see new talent in these great roles for women

Don't see it if you have no imagination or are scared of flying monkeys! There are plenty of those.

75
Entertaining, Children enjoy it, Visually interesting, Uneven score, Great singing

See it if Broadway musicals are new or a special treat for you, you have children who enjoy fairytales, you like pop musicals

Don't see it if You dont enjoy fairytale-type stories, you want to see a more recent show

74
Delightful, Enchanting, Original, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want family-friendly entertainment or have tween girls in your life. A nice take on a classic story, can also be a fun date night.

Don't see it if you don't like fantasy or fables, even dark ones. The content is actually sophisticated, even though many consider it a family show.

90
Entertaining, Great writing, Original, Clever, Great singing

See it if An original twist to "The Wizard Of Oz" sounds appealing. Updated version that will entertain every member of family.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy fairy tales coupled with singing.

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You appreciate a reimagining of a classic and an engaging story about the complicated relationships between women

Don't see it if Like your classics pure and are disinterested in conversations about female friendships

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Epic

See it if want to be entertained from beginning to end. the music is great, the story is unforgettable

Don't see it if don't like charming, delightful productions

92
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Resonant, Must see

See it if you like grand, large-scale productions filled with power-house vocals and large company choreography.

Don't see it if you want something smaller and more intimate.

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Moving, Surprisingly good

See it if a new perspective on the Wizard of Oz story will make you smile. The songs are sometimes really good.

Don't see it if you've had enough of fantasy characters and never liked Wizard of Oz in the first place.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals - you don't need to love musicals - the storyline is great - and you like the Wizard of Oz story

Don't see it if You hate musicals and hate the Wizard of Oz. Otherwise, you can't miss this!

99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love shows with leads that have extraordinary voices, and spectacular production and wonderful score.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

74
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Intense, Great singing

See it if You are curious and like the background to what you already know - and if you like amazing female voices singing soaring songs

Don't see it if You don't like "the land 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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Cast & Creatives (11)