Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,192 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 (20192)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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.

85
Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You somehow haven't already. Cultural touchstone.

Don't see it if It's Wicked so I imagine you know what you're getting.

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Exquisite, Clever

See it if you love great theater

Don't see it if you are old at heart

75
Entertaining, Overrated, Disappointing, Clever, Slow

See it if If you love wizard of oz. do not understand the hype

Don't see it if Looking for great musical

73
Great acting, Great singing

See it if Complex female protagonists, portrayed by wonderfully talented leads. Spectacular staging. Catchy tunes.

Don't see it if choreography and costume design could look tacky and overblown at times. the show mainly rewards movie/Oz fans. felt a little too long.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love the wizard of oz

Don't see it if you don't like the wizard of oz

85
Must see, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You enjoy sweeping, all-the-stops-pulled-out productions. Over-the-top costumes and design to create a beautiful production.

Don't see it if You prefer a telling closer to the book. (A version with more overt political themes would be fascinating!)

Also Any production that passes the Bechdel test is a magical thing. <3

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You like good clever and exciting musicals

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

96
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If your a kid or a kid at heart and if you love wonderful Broadway music

Don't see it if Your an old fuddy duddy

75
Great staging, Dated, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if If leagaly blond crashed in to OZ you would have Wicked. Tween teen friendly. Great sets & coustumes. Fun songs. Book so so. Very dated now

Don't see it if You want a riveting story line

100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Youre look8ng for am amazing and beautiful Family Show!

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

87
Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like your musicals to have great music and stories

Don't see it if You can't enjoy a great but flawed show

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like a timeless story & a feel good about oneself. YOU get so involved you don't want the story to end......

Don't see it if you don't believe in the good of all...

90
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You have a teenager visiting.

Don't see it if You think The Wizard of Oz is a sacred text.

85
Entertaining, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you like spectacle! BIG show! Holds up well.

Don't see it if you don't like to Oz mythology.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you love big shows, big voices, splashy sets and costumes and the Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if You don't love musical theater

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Epic, Must see, Riveting

See it if you must see this Broadway classic - if you haven't why not?! It's charming, it's delightful, it's utterly wickedly brilliant

Don't see it if you really disliked the Wizard of Oz (who are you?!) but even so, this show will give you plenty to enjoy

95
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see

See it if You like big beautiful fun wonderful score filled bdwy shows

Don't see it if You don't like sitting in an audience full of tourists

100
Original, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals.

Don't see it if you can't escape into fantasy.

70
Entertaining, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if It's been running for 13 years. If you haven't seen it by now, I'm guessing your mind is made up.

Don't see it if you can't stand being in the theater with flocks of excited, young girls.

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to see a classic broadway musical. It has every box checked-great actors, great costumes & set, a story known by most people. Go!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals - but you should anyway since it's what a Broadway musical is all about. :)

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see the greatest musical of the 21st century; a show for the ages, and audiences of all ages.

Don't see it if You want to show people that you're too hip to see this pop-culture phenomenon, and that you're strictly a downtown theater connoisseur.

84
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Delightful

See it if If you like splashy musicials. You are a teenage girl.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate fanciful musicials.

95
Enchanting, Refreshing, Original, Clever, Great singing

See it if You enjoy being swept away by clever songs, amazing costumes, and lots of fantasy. There are a few 'nods' to the original Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if You're expecting to see The Wizard of Oz! This is the prequel, and the songs are nothing like the movie.


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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