Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,105 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 (20105)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Must see
93
Avg Score

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if Wonderously staging. What you never knew about OZ.

Don't see it if You never liked THE WIZARD OF OZ.

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.

87
Clever, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You have a teen girl with you.

Don't see it if You're allergic to green.

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.

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

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.

87
Must see, Original

See it if You love classics musiclas

Don't see it if You do not like witches!!!!

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

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

80
Delightful, Epic, Great staging, Original, Refreshing

See it if you like an original story idea

Don't see it if you do not like fantasy

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Tony award winning blockbuster

See it if Love the Wizard of Oz - have a feminist soul

Don't see it if lots of scenery & costume changes

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if I'm spoiled I guess. I saw Idina Menzel as "ELphaba," Kristin Chenoweth as "Glinda" and Joel Grey as "The Wizard." Maybe a film someday??

Don't see it if Don't see it if U don't have a vagina (just kidding). However, if U don't like "The Wizard of Oz"?? Animal-haters stay away or color green?

82
Entertaining, Cute, Fanciful

See it if If you have a teenage daughter.

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

96
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if If you love a show with a touching story, a beautiful score, iconic characters and gorgeous visuals; If you're a fan of "The Wizard of Oz";

Don't see it if If you're not into musicals with hidden messages or don't like anything "Oz" related;

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

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!

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.

93
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic, Must see, Clever

See it if You like big, epic musicals, strong female protagonists, twist on the classic Wizard of Oz tale. Flying, puppetry, big belting songs.

Don't see it if Big, epic musicals aren't your thing. Can be a little cheesy. Not a fan of love stories or fairy tales. Don't like a lot of belting.


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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