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See this family-friendly hit that's defied gravity on Broadway for 20 years.
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About Wicked on Broadway

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.

When did Wicked open on Broadway?

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.

How long is Wicked the musical?

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)

Run time

2hr 45min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

October 8th, 2003

Age

Ages 8+. Children under 5 will not be admitted.

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26K+ Reviews

Mama Rose

Mama Rose

280 Reviews | 604 Followers
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Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Must see, Great singing

See it if want to see a very clever prequel to the Wizard of Oz. It's got great music, great story, and spectacle!

Don’t see it if you don't like the Wizard of Oz, or musicals.

Sophia C

Sophia C

123 Reviews | 211 Followers
100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Refreshing

See it if you like good music and singing. scenery and directing is great!

Don’t see it if you don't like a fairytale type story

Adam G123

Adam G123

548 Reviews | 1904 Followers
83
Profound, Must see

See it if You need a good intro to Broadway. A good "first" show.

Don’t see it if You are allergic to green.

Jennzy

Jennzy

267 Reviews | 300 Followers
83
Clever, Great writing, Original, Must see, Romantic

See it if you want to know why the wicked witch from the west went where she is now on broadway!

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

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Our Review

'Wicked' review

4 of 5
25 Jan 2022, 19:45
There have been moments in the history of musical theater when, like a twister, the sheer talent and whirling spectacle of a production have flattened any negative criticism that stood to get in its way. Take October, 2003 for example. That was the month that Wicked opened in New York to generally dour reviews. But since then, more than 8.8 million people have found the heart, nerve and wisdom to pay a visit, resulting in the happy scene of a Broadway house filled...

Wicked on Broadway cast and creative team

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: Mary Kate Morrissey (as Elphaba), Alexandra Socha (as Glinda), Jordan Litz (as Fiyero), Donna McKechnie (as Madame Morrible), Brad Oscar (as The Wizard), Jake Pedersen (as Boq), Natalie Ortega (as Nessarose), William Youmans (as Doctor Dillamond)
Design: Eugene Lee
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Costume: Susan Hilferty
Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Sound: Tony Meola

Venue

222 West 51st Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10019

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, free handheld devices for hard-of-hearing or deaf, audio description devices for the blind

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:00 PM
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:00 PM
Thursday-7:00 PM
Friday-8:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM
Sunday--

Frequently asked questions

What is Wicked on Broadway about?

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.

Where is Wicked on Broadway playing?

Wicked on Broadway is playing at Gershwin Theatre. The theatre is located in 222 West 51st Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), New York, 10019.

How long is Wicked on Broadway?

The running time of Wicked on Broadway is 2hr 45min. Incl. 15min intermission.

What's the age requirement for Wicked on Broadway?

The recommended age for Wicked on Broadway is Ages 8+. Children under 5 will not be admitted..

How do you book tickets for Wicked on Broadway?

Book tickets for Wicked on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

How much do tickets cost for Wicked on Broadway?

Tickets for Wicked on Broadway start at $119.

Who wrote Wicked?

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.

What songs are in 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.

Is Wicked appropriate for kids?

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.

What is the Wicked musical based on?

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.

When did Wicked open on Broadway?

Wicked opened in October 2003. It is the fourth-longest-running Broadway show of all time as of 2023.

Who directed Wicked on Broadway?

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.

Is Wicked good?

Wicked is one of Broadway's longest-running shows and is among the best-reviewed shows on New York Theatre Guide.

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