Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,872 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 (20872)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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.

77
Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you like a sprawling, epic musical with a GREAT libretto and some excellent performances

Don't see it if you're not into fantasy, not into pop scores, not into long narratives

95
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want to look at great staging/costumes and smile when you leave.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or messing with the established wizard of oz characters.

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

86
New classic, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want a sure bet of a show! Still entertaining after over a decade on Broadway! Still sharp and fun with great tunes for all ages.

Don't see it if You are wanting to catch something new. It's been around and will be around for a while. Catch it on tour or your next trip.

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

100
Enchanting, Must see, Great singing

See it if have been back to see several times - always fantastic

Don't see it if you are a cynic!

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

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

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

95
Clever, Delightful, Original, Entertaining

See it if You have a child, or are a child at heart

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

76
Ambitious, Great staging, Overrated

See it if great first experience to theater for younger theater goers. must be seen once

Don't see it if must be seen once. That is enough. interesting staging and music. way too long - see it with out of town visitors or younger theater goers.

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.

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.

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

80
Clever, Enchanting, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love anything related to Oz. Beautifully written songs, great story and interesting characters.

Don't see it if you know nothing about Oz.

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.

86
Dizzying, Delightful, Epic, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like giant sets; epic belters; fun stories

Don't see it if you don't like over-production

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love big Broadway musicals that make you tap your feet and go "WOW"

Don't see it if You like thought provoking theater that says something.

82
Entertaining, Cute, Fanciful

See it if If you have a teenage daughter.

Don't see it if You're looking for serious theatre.

85
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show with a little bit of "everything": singing, dancing, magic, friendship, love, self-awakening...

Don't see it if You enjoy serious themes, you don't like being entertained.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You like big musicals with strong vocals

Don't see it if You don't like fairy tales or silliness

95
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Epic, Must see

See it if ...you enjoy stories of female empowerment set to a glorious, sweeping score. The show is deservedly a classic. The staging is magnificent.

Don't see it if ..you're tired of Wizard of Oz-related stories or do not enjoy fanciful tales set in make-believe worlds; or prefer small chamber musicals.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You enjoyed The Wizard of Oz and interested in a new spin. Love great musicals with great singing. Like a great story

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a different spin on The Wizard of Oz

75
Dizzying, Refreshing, Cliched, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love a powerful score and easily entertaining plot and dialogue

Don't see it if You are unrelentingly demanding in your need for intelligence and sophistication in the writing


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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