Wicked on Broadway has defied gravity at the Gershwin Theatre for nearly 20 years and counting, making history as the fourth-longest-running Broadway show of all time. Get Wicked tickets on New York Theatre Guide now and see the musical that has changed countless audiences for good.
Based on Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, the Wicked musical centers on the Wizard of Oz antagonist before she got that malicious moniker. First, she was Elphaba, a green-skinned outcast with an extraordinary talent for sorcery. She strikes up an unlikely friendship with Glinda the Good Witch at school, but it turns upside down when a meeting with the Wonderful Wizard of Oz goes awry.
The Wicked original cast recording won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, with songs including "Defying Gravity," "Popular," and "For Good." Stephen Schwartz, who's also known for musicals like Pippin and Godspell, composed the Wicked musical, and Winnie Holzman adapted Maguire's novel into the show's book.
Maguire's novel was originally supposed to be adapted into a feature film; however, after a little persuasion from Schwartz, who had read the book and developed his own theatrical interpretation, Universal agreed to co-produce the property as a stage musical. Now, a two-part Wicked film adaptation is currently in the works, starring Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, and Jonathan Bailey.
After completing its pre-Broadway engagement at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in April 2003, Wicked on Broadway officially opened at the Gershwin Theatre in October of that year and has turned countless people into musical theatre fans for good.
Wicked went on to win three Tony Awards in 2004, including Idina Menzel for her portrayal as Elphaba. Menzel and her co-star Kristin Chenoweth's portrayal of Glinda elevated the pair into Broadway superstardom and remain among the most identifiable and iconic performances in recent Broadway history.
Wicked runs 2 hours and 45 minutes with an intermission.
Catch all the wonder and spectacle of Wicked on Broadway, and see why the show has been so popular all these years. Get tickets to Wicked in New York now.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
2h 45m (incl. 15m intermission)
October 8th, 2003
Recommended for ages 8+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.
25K+ reviews on Show-Score
By: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, with a Book by Winnie Holzman based on the novel by Gregory Maguire
Director: Joe Mantello
Producer: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, David Stone
Cast list: Alyssa Fox (as Elphaba), McKenzie Kurtz (as Glinda), Jordan Litz (as Fiyero), Michele Pawk (as Madame Morrible), John Dossett (as The Wizard), Michael Wartella (as Boq), Kimber Elayne Sprawl (as Nessarose), William Youmans (as Doctor Dillamond)
Design: Eugene Lee
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Costume: Susan Hilferty
Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Sound: Tony Meola
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The Tony-winning musical Wicked made Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth household names, and nearly 20 years later, Wicked remains a popular audience favorite. This prequel to The Wizard of Oz flips everything you know about good and bad witches, centering on Glinda and Elphaba's long-lost friendship. Defy gravity and learn more about Wicked tickets on Broadway today.
Wicked on Broadway is playing at Gershwin Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10019.
The running time of Wicked on Broadway is 2h 45m (incl. 15m intermission).
The recommended age for Wicked on Broadway is Recommended for ages 8+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted..
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Tickets for Wicked on Broadway start at $114.
Wicked is written by Winnie Holzman (book) and Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics). Holzman's book is based on Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked.
Wicked's Tony-nominated score includes songs such as "Defying Gravity," "Popular," "For Good," "No Good Deed," and "Dancing Through Life." Learn more about all the songs in Wicked on Broadway.
Wicked is recommended for children ages 8 and older. The show is a popular family-friendly Broadway show that audiences of all ages enjoy. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
The Wicked musical is based on Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a novel by Gregory Maguire published in 1995.
Wicked opened in October 2003. It is the fourth-longest-running Broadway show of all time as of 2023.
Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello directed Wicked on Broadway. He has directed more than 30 Broadway shows and is known for Assassins, Take Me Out, 9 to 5, and The Odd Couple.
Wicked is one of Broadway's longest-running shows and is among the best-reviewed shows on New York Theatre Guide.