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.

Reserve New York City 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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Jam M
"Great show, great stage!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2019 NEW
If in NYC, even if you’ve seen the touring show, do yourself a favor and see it again! The staging itself is amazing. Flying monkeys and steel dragons. So good!
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lotoguy
"Great Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2019 NEW
We decided to go see a show while in New York City on Broadway. The box office was very friendly and efficient. The entrance to the theater is easy and the staff was very helpful. The performance was fantastic!
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Edward R
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
"Absolutely amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
Purchased 2 tickets for the 2-17-19 show as a Valentines / Christmas gift. Tickets were a little pricey, but the seats, which were 7 rows from the stage dead center were worth the money. The show itself was extremely entertaining. The under study for Elphaba was extremely talented as was the actress who played Gaalinda. Yes, Gaalinda. lol I would highly recommend this play to anyone.
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TracieW779
Columbia, South Carolina
"Great Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2019 NEW
The play was fantastic! This was my first broadway show so I don’t have anything to compare it to but this was wildly entertaining to me! I can’t wait to return to broadway! The Gershwin theatre was busy but I didn’t experience a delay going through security or buying snacks. Overall, Wicked gets 5 Stars!
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Crys57
Old Bridge, New Jersey
"Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
I recently reviewed the theater, but not the actual play. It is amazing. I was surprised by all the singing and dancing. However, it was a welcomed surprise. The play is so much more than a story about the good witch and bad witch from Wizard of Oz. Love how they humanized both the witches. This is truly a love story against friends. Also, the chemistry amongst all the lead actors is felt through the play. Many times I have gone to broadway plays and felt forced to believe what the actors were telling me. I could not imagine seeing this play with any other actress.
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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.