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

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Refreshing

See it if you like good music and singing. scenery and directing is great!

Don't see it if you don't like a fairytale type story

77
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you love the play on the wizard of oz. i saw it in previews and just after opening, with the spectacular leads, Kristin and Idina LOVE

Don't see it if it's a bit corny at times, and the monkeys were sorta silly, but it's a solid hit

71
Overrated, Indulgent, Epic, Great music, Obvious

See it if you enjoy theatrical spectacles, or if you're looking for something safe & family-friendly. It's probably a must for fans of Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if you consider yourself a highbrow theatergoer b/c the trite & obvious allegories will probably make you roll your eyes a lot.

78
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if Wicked is a stable on Broadway and as a Broadway Musical, it delivers the goods that is expected of such gigantic show of its caliber.

Don't see it if I always like Wicked's first act, which has all the good songs, whereas the second act feels like a forced wrap-up of the story.

51
Cliched, Fluffy, Excruciating, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You are a NYC visitor/tourist and it's on your bucket list as a must see.

Don't see it if You value good theater, have better ways to spend your time and money

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a fun witty smart show

Don't see it if you are scared of witches

80
Entertaining, Popular, Fun, Overdone

See it if you are taking your ten year old neice - she will love it and you will enjoy it more seeing it through her eyes

Don't see it if you want to see something new and cutting edge -

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

See it if You want to be amazed and blown away. The show is great in many ways; visually stunning, great effects, a great story and fun music.

Don't see it if N/a

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.

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!

87
Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if It's Wicked- GO!

Don't see it if It's Wicked- GO!

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Epic

See it if you want to see a classic musical that shows the fierceness and beauty of friendship without belittling anyone.

Don't see it if you have no heart.

65
Cute, Peppy, Overrated, Heartfelt, Disappointing

See it if you're a 13-year-old girl. Wicked is likely popular because it resonates with a disaffected teenage mentality. Nice message. Silly show.

Don't see it if you don't like leaving the theatre with the taste of bubble gum in your mouth.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Epic, Great music

See it if You love big-scale, expensive Broadway musicals, the story of the Wizard of Oz or the music of Stephen Schwartz.

Don't see it if You prefer serious, smaller-scale entertainment with a lot of dramatic backbone.

80
Great singing, Fluffy, Epic, Delightful

See it if the spectacle of it all + THE SINGING (jackie burns!)

Don't see it if super fluffy

89
Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing

See it if you are a lover of musical theater looking to introduce your more hesitant friends. Fairly family friendly.

Don't see it if you hate catchy Broadway music.

85
Enchanting, Epic, Romantic, Resonant, Delightful

See it if Its key audience is young women, but families of all ages can enjoy it. It's a lovely, honest, empowering take on the impact of friendship.

Don't see it if You don't take musicals seriously. You find the values of women overrated. You insist on cynicism. You're unwilling to keep an open-mind.

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to be dazzled

Don't see it if you have an aversion to whimsy

90
Enchanting, Original, Entertaining, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of The Wizard of Oz. if you would like to see a different take on the story

Don't see it if don't have a reason not to see it

95
Great singing, Enchanting, Relevant, Resonant, Timely

See it if love great singing and a story packed with relevance to today's world.

Don't see it if Just want to see Bette do "Dolly" again

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You love new perspectives on classic stories

Don't see it if you don't like the Wizard of Oz

70
Entertaining

See it if Like the the wizard of oz

Don't see it if Dislike the sboce

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

87
Dizzying, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you want to have an exhilarating experience filled with high emotion and many memorable songs.

Don't see it if you want a break from the standard bombastic Broadway fare.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Great singing great staging great costumes blockbuster hits

Don't see it if Your jaded and don’t like musicals lite stories with great singing and staging


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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