Wicked in New York, NY

Gershwin Theatre 222 West 51 Street New York, NY 10019
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Overview

Winner of more than 100 international awards, “WICKED” is a world-renowned musical that tells the untold story of the witches of Oz. The show is a spectacle best seen in person, complete with elaborate costumes, an extravagant set, captivating musical numbers and a completely spellbinding cast. “WICKED” is a timeless Broadway classic showing at the Gershwin Theatre.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes (1 intermission).
  • Children under 5 years will not be permitted in the theatre.
  • The show is not recommended for children under the age of 8.
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Follow the untold story of the other side of Oz.
  • See how two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
  • Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.

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I can not express enough how much I loved Wicked. This was the first Broadway show I had ever seen. Seeing Wicked made me realize that I had a love for Broadway shows that I never knew I had. Can not wait to see this show again!

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Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

This show is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes (1 intermission). Recommended for ages 8 years and up. Children under 5 years will not be permitted in the theatre.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Kenneth Kantner
Niskayuna, NY
1 Review
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"Wicked 020818"
February 2018
Great show very professional. A true Broadway experience
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evelynherdzik
Fairport, New York
"Something for everyone"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2020
This is a great show for anyone! Kid friendly, and even the teenagers enjoyed it! From where we sat, it looked like every seat had a decent view of the stage. The theatre even had some Wicked-related displays available to see before the show or during intermission. I didn’t know too much about the show before I saw it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely see this one again!
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X_Beki_X
Blackpool, United Kingdom
"Simply Wicked!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020
This was the fifth time I’d seen Wicked and the second time on Broadway. Wicked is such an amazing show and it never disappoints. The great thing about seeing Wicked on Broadway and not in a travelling tour is that the staging and production is so much ‘more’! The storyline is brilliant, the singing is out of this world and the underlying messages of friendship and standing up for the greater good are heartwarming and tear jerking. If you have not seen Wicked before, you definitely should because it’s phenomenal!
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Eeepee98
Lee, New Hampshire
"A great show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2020
I had heard so many great things about this show, I was very anxious to draw my own conclusions. I thoroughly enjoyed the production. The voices of the two female leads were perfect for their roles. The choreography and music were top notch and the evening very entertaining!
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want2getaway2015
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
"Such a great musical!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 27, 2020
This musical was so much better than I thought it was going to be. I had listened to the soundtrack ahead of time, but wanted to keep the story a mystery... and it definitely didn't disappoint. It was so good! Make sure to bring tissues!
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tojo93
Levittown, Pennsylvania
"Wicked is truly an experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2020
After many years of planning and not following through, my daughter and I finally saw Wicked yesterday and it was worth the wait!! Not really knowing the story, we were beyond impresssed with the journey we took of how the witches came to be. The performances were top notch! There wasn't a bad seat to be found at the Gershwin and the staff was so welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed every single aspect of our afternoon. This is a wonderful show to be enjoyed by all. Well done to the cast, crew and staff!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wicked

Where is the theater located?
Wicked is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, which is located at 222 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?
Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

Is the Gershwin Theatre handicap accessible?
Yes. We offer wheelchair seats in the orchestra and mezzanine sections of the theater. In addition, we offer handicap accessible bathrooms. Our theater attendants would be happy to escort you to your designated seats via elevators or escalators.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Yes. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted into the theater. Please keep in mind that Wicked is recommended for ages 8 and up due to the dark and potentially frightening themes throughout the show.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?
Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the Gershwin Theatre. No food is allowed into the theater.

What is the seating procedure for latecomers?
The seating procedure for latecomers varies by seat section. Generally speaking, late patrons who are seated in the orchestra may be held in the lobby until approximately twenty minutes after the performance begins. They are then escorted directly to their seats by an usher.

Is there security personnel at the theatre?
For the protection of all patrons, theater managers, and private security personnel are on duty during all performances. All bags are inspected upon arrival. Luggage, shopping bags and other large packages that will not fit comfortably with you at your seat will not be checked or allowed inside the theatre.