Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,875 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 (20875)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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

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

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.

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

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like entertaining story with great staging with a twist to the story we all thought we know so well!

Don't see it if you simply don't like a good Broadway show!

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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.

71
Clever, Funny, Fluffy, Original

See it if You enjoy light hearted entertainment

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

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

97
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Original

See it if You have ever been misunderstood. Or, if you just like good theater

Don't see it if You are a concrete thinker and can't imagine.

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.

95
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You have to see this LIVE! Even though you know the music, there's nothing like the LIVE performance.

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

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Epic, Must see, Riveting

See it if you have a heart, a brain, or the nerve

Don't see it if you have no soul, because those are truly the only ones who wouldn't love it

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

80
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Original, Great staging

See it if You enjoy The Wizard of Oz, great singing & score. The show is a well oiled machine. Such precision to every detail of the production.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show that is a huge hit with tourists.

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


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."
read more
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."
read more
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."
read more
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."
read more