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
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Avg Score

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.

88
Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a big, beautiful Broadway musical with all the trimmings. Bring kids as they will love it.

Don't see it if you prefer drama.

75
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You're a big fan of the wizard of Oz and you're looking forward to seeing what Broadway can do to enhance the story.

Don't see it if You think that the story of Oz is not relevant to your life.

80
Delightful

See it if you ever felt like you don't fit in/misunderstood and want to unleash the magic inside you.Great songs,great special effects.See it!

Don't see it if you don't like talking animals,or if you are looking for a realistic story.

70
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You want to know what everyone is talking about and you enjoy interesting costuming.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by people portraying animals or witches.

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.

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining, Wicked ;)

See it if you like a new take on a classic, want to introduce children to musical theater or want to have a great time

Don't see it if you are a Wizard of Oz purist, or don't like a lot of glitz and glamour with your music.

Also More than just a tourist trap!... Read more Read less

91
Great singing, Great writing, Original, Hilarious, Enchanting

See it if you want a wonderful big-theater Broadway experience. I've seen it three times, what can I say? I loved the book, too.

Don't see it if you don't want to know what happened before Dorothy came to Oz...

90
Entertaining, Funny, Overrated

See it if you like the Wizard of Oz, the books Wicked is based on, or big Broadway musicals full of cool staging and spectacles

Don't see it if you don't like the Wicked music/songs (you have probably heard some of them by now, even if you haven't seen the musical)

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.

60
Cliched, Confusing, Great staging, Dull

See it if You want to see the show that everyone is supposed to see on Broadway or you're fanatic about spectacle.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that isn't confusing, overrated and surprisingly bland.

68
Disappointing, Much ado about not much, Average, Burns is good

See it if you want to be disappointed. Went into it with big expectations, and it turns to be average in every aspect-songs, choreograpgy, voices...

Don't see it if you expect greatness-it is just ok, but definitely not worth all the stir around it. Dated choreography-painful. Disappointing overall.

92
Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you need to see a musical for the ages.

Don't see it if don't like a mean girl story.

90
Must see, Masterful, Classic, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a classic of all times.

Don't see it if you are bitter and don't enjoy a timeless Broadway musical.

Also A magical play, with super classic songs.Spectacular stage changes. A ... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Big

See it if you have pre-teens & teens who you want to expose to an entertaining message about good v. evil and exterior v. interior beauty .

Don't see it if you don't enjoy showiness and spectacle.

80
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Original, Great staging

See it if You enjoy The Wizard of Oz, great performances & score

Don't see it if You are not a fan of over the top performances, choreography and costumes

80
Entertaining, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a fantasy, a fan of the book, or enjoy a catchy score. It's a nice prequel to the Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if I've seen it a few times over the years. Sadly, it's not the same show it was ten years ago. It gets water downed often.

68
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated, Slow

See it if you don't have very high expectations

Don't see it if you aren't completely in love with storyline

68
Cliched, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You love glitz and flash and big singing and huge production values

Don't see it if Bombast wears on you, or if you're more interested in music that is interesting as opposed to showy.

95
Epic, Must see, Resonant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you love an epic story about love & friendship with resounding music sung by powerful voices.

Don't see it if you're looking for a cheap ticket or don't like whimsical musicals with a large production value.

71
Clever, Funny, Fluffy, Original

See it if You enjoy light hearted entertainment

Don't see it if You don't like fantasy

87
Great acting, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You loved Wizard of Oz. Great staging and dancing. Whimisicality delights you

Don't see it if You are not a dreamer or into reality

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!

80
Relevant, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like "big" musicals with lots of belting and expansive staging.

Don't see it if You're looking for a more intimate show.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like big, splashy Bway musicals and you're familiar with the beloved characters from The Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if you like intimate personal dramas.


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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