Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,873 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Great singing

About the show

Now in its seventeenth 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 (20873)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Great singing
93
Avg Score

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like musicals with all of the bells and whistles. Story and costuming were great. I can't believe I waited so long to it.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy musicals, or if you have no interest in the knowing the background of The Wizard of Oz.

73
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a modern classic.

Don't see it if you want something thought provoking.

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.

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.

70
Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you're a fan of the movie, if you like lavish, bigger-than-life musicals, or if you have young girls to take.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with depth or if you know nothing about the movie.

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

100
Masterful, Must see, Profound, Epic, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the best show ever!

Don't see it if You're a musical theatre snob who disdains mega-musicals.

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.

71
Cute, Enjoyable, Overrated

See it if If you want a different take on the Wizard of Oz and enjoy the show's well known songs

Don't see it if If you think this is like the classic Wizard of Oz or if you are expecting to hear Over the Rainbow.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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?

75
Overrated, Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Mediocre

See it if You love the soundtrack, you are a teenager, or you are really into costume design.

Don't see it if You can get a ticket to another Broadway musical.

91
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love great unabashed Broadway musicals

Don't see it if you can't bear the thought of defying gravity

75
Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to. You know what you're getting into.

Don't see it if you don't want to. You know what you're getting into.

72
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy beautifully sung ballads and/or if you enjoy fantasies like "The Wizard of Oz."

Don't see it if You found "The Wizard of Oz" boring or if you don't like pop tunes.

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.

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.

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.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if I loved it. It lived up to the hype. A new take on the classic. It was epic.

Don't see it if If you are tired of the story. It is NOT the Wizard of Oz or The Wiz.

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

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love theater with amazing, elaborate staging, songs that stick in your brain, and humor plus heart!

Don't see it if You like serious musicals or hate 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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