Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Wicked (NYC)

From 20,875 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 (20875)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

80
Clever, Dizzying, Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if You are young, female, love fantasy, and light visual spectacle musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like the Wizard of Oz, wild costumes and sets in a fantastical setting, plus strong singing and chorus.

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if You like the wizard of OZ.

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

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You love great music and amazing staging.

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

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You love belty musical number and you need a good cry.

Don't see it if you don't love good shows.

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Exquisite, Delightful, Must see

See it if Love theatrical broadway!!!

Don't see it if don't like great broadway!!!

91
Enchanting, Must see, Original, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a show for the whole family that also has a great message to share.

Don't see it if You can't think outside the box

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you enjoy amazing music, wonderful acting, inspiring effects, fun costumes, and you love a good time. This is a must see for all ages.

Don't see it if You hate musicals or are afraid of monkeys.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Riveting, Must see

See it if you are going with a big group....there is something for everyone!

Don't see it if if you don't have a heart......

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if If you enjoyed The Wizard of Oz, but want to hear a different side of the story, musical is for you. Great original score

Don't see it if If you're lookingfor something boring with no imagination, this is not the show for you.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if anyone who believes in the magic of theatre

Don't see it if not a fan of magic and musicals

100
Enchanting

See it if You love all things green.

Don't see it if You can't handle awesome.

94
Enchanting, Epic, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you have seen the wizard of oz

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

100
Clever, Enchanting, Indulgent, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love a classic and great music!

Don't see it if you don't like musical theater.

100
Entertaining, Epic, Must see, Romantic, Resonant

See it if You like clever twisting a of well known stories. You like suspense You like to be surprised

Don't see it if You want to miss a great show

80
Clever, Enchanting, Original, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You're a fan of fantastical stories and beautiful friendships

Don't see it if Fluff isn't your thing

92
Enchanting, Clever, Epic, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Wizard of Oz fan. Open minded. Like large musical numbers

Don't see it if Close minded

80
Entertaining

See it if Looking for something entertaining

Don't see it if You don't enjoy this type of play

95
Must see, Delightful, Epic, Great writing

See it if You love musical theatre!

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show!

89
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Must see

See it if you enjoy great theatre and great spectacle.

Don't see it if you like "soft-music" musicals

97
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if You are familar with the Wizard of Oz story. Other than that, definitely see this if you have working eyes and ears.

Don't see it if You are not familar with the Wizard of Oz story.

100
Funny, Original, Ambitious, Riveting, Enchanting

See it if You love fairy tales, The Wizard of Oz, you love Stephen Schwartz

Don't see it if You are looking for something with a lot of substance.

100
Riveting, Masterful, Must see, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You've loved "The Wizard of Oz" Love musicals with great effects and costumes Love big musical numbers Appreciate great singing

Don't see it if you are into realism have no imagination don't like musicals

100
Delightful, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy scenic design, magnificent costumes, wonderful acting singing and dancing, and if you have a great love for the Wizard of OZ! -KS

Don't see it if If you aren't into magic, or don't like the thought of witchs. I still recommend it to people who don't believe in those, though. Enjoy it!

94
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a fan of Steven Schwartz

Don't see it if The big Broadway musical is not your thing

91
Clever, Enchanting, Original, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You always wondered what really happened in Oz.

Don't see it if you didn'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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