Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,106 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 (20106)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want a classic musical theater with AMAZING SONGS and a gorgeous set and costumes. See it if you want a night you'll remember for years.

Don't see it if you'd prefer something lower budget and more realistic

95
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if Everything you heard is true - this is a not-to-miss show.

Don't see it if You are going to complain about the price of the ticket. It's a great show, and that's what it costs. Deal with it.

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

86
Clever, Entertaining, Overrated, Enjoyable, Original

See it if You watched "The Wizard of Oz" over and over again as a child.

Don't see it if you don't have a child going, you don't get to the theater often, and there are other things of interest.

96
Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you are looking for an escape into a magical world. If you have seen/read the wizard of oz, or if you want to take your kids.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep, thought-provoking, very much adult show.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you want to be entertained from beginning to end and are a fan of the original Wizard of Oz, you must see this! Great for all ages!

Don't see it if No reason not to. I can't wait to see it again with my three granddaughters!

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you want a great night at the theatre with a really entertaining and visually stunning show.

Don't see it if If you really focus on the books for shows of prefer more classic theatre.

100
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Great singing

See it if You will walk out singing the musical score! It has become an American classic.

Don't see it if Just Go See IT!

75
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if This is a great show - probably at it best with the original cast but still holds up.

Don't see it if you're not into the story of Oz.

77
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an excellent allegory for the social struggles of modern times, with an inspiringly defiant female lead.

Don't see it if you've seen Wicked closer to it's original showing or tour - I found the cast rather disappointing compared to previous performances on tour

94
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Original, Entertaining

See it if you love the Wizard of Oz story. This is a fun, interesting take on the witches' origin stories. Amazing singing/songs for the green witch.

Don't see it if you dislike the Wizard of Oz story or any such fantasy/magic story.

89
Entertaining, Classic, Delightful

See it if you like musicals -- this has become one of the classics -- or if you like retellings of stories from alternate perspectives.

Don't see it if you dislike shows that are considered to be popular or if you've never identified with an outsider narrative.

89
Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Epic, Cliched

See it if you love big musical productions with great costumes, songs, the works!

Don't see it if you want a well-behaved theater audience and you can't stand kids.

60
Entertaining, Fluffy, Overrated, Banal

See it if You don't see a lot of theater, prefer lighter fare, and felt like an outcast in high school.

Don't see it if You value original stories, prefer something a bit more out of theater, and tend not to go with the hype

100
Refreshing, Original, Must see, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the BEST musical on Broadway

Don't see it if no reason NOT to see it

74
Cliched, Enchanting, Exquisite, Fluffy, Great writing

See it if You like musicals with heart and relatable characters and plot twists

Don't see it if You hate The Wizard of Oz and can't stand to watch cliched theater

80
Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you want to see the most talked about broadway musical ever.

Don't see it if you've seen it already. Once is enough

100
Great writing, Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the best musicals ever. It will be on Broadway forever. A close to perfect show. Great music and a powerful.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals

78
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy beautifully sung ballads and/or if you enjoy fantasies like "The Wizard of Oz."

Don't see it if You found "The Wizard of Oz" boring or if you don't like pop tunes.

85
Enchanting, Epic, Great staging, Must see, Ambitious

See it if you love a big story with sumptuous costumes and sets; if you love a good power ballad belted to the rafters

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for a big, showy, splashy Broadway Musical

100
Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Great songs

See it if You can get past the reviews that complain it's over-produced and just be open to enjoying a warm-hearted story

Don't see it if You are a cynic or dislike musicals

77
Confusing, Romantic, Loud, Showy

See it if You like big, showy musicals a la Disney. The idea behind the show is clever, and the execution leaves out no technical glam.

Don't see it if You like a solid story that doesn't fall apart in the second act. This second act loses focus and throws too much at the audience.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if you're a fan of storytelling, large-scale productions, and show-stopping numbers. A wonderful addition to and perspective-changer for Oz!

Don't see it if you're not a fan of powerful female characters.

89
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Fun, Resonant

See it if you love the Wizard of Oz, origin stories, female empowerment, soaring vocals combined with spectacle. I enjoyed it much more than expected!

Don't see it if you hate musicals; are not in the mood for a show with a sit-down-in-Vegas feel; don't care what all the fuss is about.

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Great singing

See it if You want a good time. Great for all ages☺️

Don't see it if You have no sense of imagination.


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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