Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,873 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 (20873)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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.

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.

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
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

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

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

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

78
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Original

See it if You like Broadway 'bells & whistles'. Very entertaining. You are probably familiar with some of the more popular songs in the score.

Don't see it if Big and splashy is not your thing.

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

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

72
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to pretend you are being daring but actually seeing about as conventional Broadway musical as they come.

Don't see it if You are expecting real innovation.

86
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Original, Great singing

See it if Haven't yet......what are you waiting for?

Don't see it if Don't enjoy a good musical.

90
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Epic, Must see

See it if Big epic musical and a great friendship theme

Don't see it if Like smaller and shows with deeper meaning to them

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

100
Original, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals.

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

100
Ambitious, Exquisite, Must see

See it if You love great sung ballads, humor and a twist on classics with great stage presence.

Don't see it if You don't like the wicked witch of the west or good broadway shows.

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

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

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.

69
Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you like Wizard of Oz and want to know the backstory.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by filler. Half the score is amazing, but the other half is really bland. I would recommend this if they cut 30 mins.

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

86
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like great Broadway musical cleverness.

Don't see it if You do not like fun.

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.

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.

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


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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