Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,016 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, 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 (20016)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

90
Enchanting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You want to see a "little magic", you want fun, you want to see a great show.

Don't see it if None of the above apply! Very young kids may get scared.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great show with a great soundtrack and stage.

Don't see it if you don't like the Wizard of OZ.. but who doesnt?

50
Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you're satisfied with staging and great voices.

Don't see it if you're looking for a really good musical

Also I saw this show, first, in previews and thought it was awful. I saw it... Read more Read less

51
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Relevant, Overrated

See it if you're a fan of the original Oz books and curious about the origins of many of the principal characters.

Don't see it if you want more than unmemorable music, extreme amplification, and shrieking rather than singing. Even the "ballads" are cringe worthy.

88
It's what you think of when you thing "big broadway show"

See it if you want great entertainment for the whole family, huge sets, great costumes, and a creative excellent story about the witches of Oz

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for your seat neighbors inevitably singing along with some of the now very well known score

54
Overrated, Entertaining, Over-sung, Under-written, Spectacle

See it if You like under-written books with an over-written score and $20m of scenery.

Don't see it if Ok-written spectacles aren't you're thing.

88
Great singing

See it if Powerful, defying women are demonized and popular, pretty women are scorned. Almost a lose-lose situation for feminism.

Don't see it if Don't like new Broadway classics.

Also Ticket from in-person lottery for $30.

80
Enchanting, Great staging, Must see

See it if haven't seen it before, have any interest in the Wizard of Oz, enjoy good music

Don't see it if you've seen it--the show doesn't hold up well, and not thrilled with much of the new cast

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Epic, Family-friendly, Must see

See it if You love stories about friendship and life's unexpected twists and turns, set in a highly memorable score for the ages

Don't see it if you hate musicals and fantasy

78
Enchanting, Overrated, Epic

See it if Enjoy a different take on OZ

Don't see it if I probably wasn't in the best mood when I saw it, And I wanted Idina M. singing(I saw it WAY after she left). Don't see if you hate musicals

92
Enchanting, Great staging, Clever, Entertaining, Epic

See it if 4th visit; first time in 11 years and it holds up well as everyone is on point

Don't see it if Mixture of Bway stalwarts and newbies may make this more of a tourist show for first timers than returning Wicked veterans

85
Dated, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Epic

See it if You haven’t, still love the show, need to see a classic that everyone else has seen, or just wonder what all the fuss is about

Don't see it if You’ve heard hype for years, and expect it to live up to the hype. It’s starting to show it’s age, does not have the gloss it opened with.

95
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals or think you would enjoy tales about the Wizard of Oz with a different spin

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or The Wizard of Oz storyline; you might enjoy it the most if you treat a child 8 or above to see it with you

Also The two main characters Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda and Jennifer DiNo... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Epic, Intelligent

See it if for the big musical it is with a good score. Enjoy it on the surface or take for the deeper questions and ideas raises about what's wicked.

Don't see it if you're not into musicals or Oz folklore.

91
Spectacle, Funny, Great staging, Must see

See it if You are a fan of The Wizard of Oz and giant Broadway spectacles. Most of the replacements are great but sometimes there is a stinker.

Don't see it if You have heard some of the songs and just hate the music. The show is worth seeing itself.

85
Clever, Original, Refreshing

See it if you are interested in seeing a fun show with memorable music and dynamic female characters.

Don't see it if you are looking for something deep or don't care about the backstory of the wizard of oz.

75
Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining, Fine, Lovely

See it if you like classic, but ultimately unchallenging, theatre.

Don't see it if you want to be challenged.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see the other side of the story for the wizard of oz with a twist and you like great staging and acting.

Don't see it if A traditional version with Dorothy and Toto in it.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You have any level of familiarity with the story of The Wizard of Oz and love musicals.. This is one of the best!!

Don't see it if You are not into prequels...

95
Great acting, Great songs, Epic

See it if you want to see a different spin on the Wizard of Oz and hear some great songs.

Don't see it if you are faithful to the original Wizard of Oz and/or you don't like big epic musicals.

80
Clever, Overrated, Ambitious, Original, Entertaining

See it if You are a 12 year old girl

Don't see it if You expect, because of the length of time it's been running, to see a great classic musical.

75
Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Original, Overrated

See it if i guess you have to but beneath all the hype it's not a GREAT show but has some great songs.

Don't see it if you are a serious story person because there are a lot of holes here.

70
Fluffy, Great staging, Insipid, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you already love the songs, are looking for a musical to take young people to or love the Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if you are looking for a piece that makes you think or one that has a quick pace.

55
Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are a preteen who needs some emotional bucking-up.

Don't see it if you are not a preteen.

83
Clever, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you are going to the theatre with the family. It is very child friendly and is a very clever take on what happens after the Oz.

Don't see it if the Wizard of Oz is not significant to you.


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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