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About Wicked on Broadway

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.”

WICKED is the must-see cultural phenomenon for audiences of all ages.

Run time

2h 45m (incl. 15m intermission)

Start date

October 8th, 2003

Age

Recommended for ages 8+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

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Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Clever
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Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Must see, Great singing
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Profound, Must see
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Clever, Great writing, Original, Must see, Romantic
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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: 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

Venue

Gershwin Theatre

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

More information about Wicked on Broadway

See the most swankified show in town! The Wicked musical has been defying gravity on Broadway for 20 years and counting — so come see why it's so popular! Wicked tickets are on sale now. Get great prices on Wicked seats in NYC on TodayTix.

Wicked is a musical and Broadway sensation that looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. The show's protagonist is Elphaba — a character you might know best as the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked tells the story of how she got that title and how she was once roommates and best friends with Glinda the Good Witch. Ultimately, the musical also questions whether Elphaba is truly wicked at all.

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked on Broadway has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” The show has gone on to perform all over the world and is Broadway's fifth-longest-running show. Time Magazine cheers Wicked on Broadway, too: “If every musical had the brain, heart, and courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

What to watch for

  • Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz asked his daughter for help writing the lyrics to “For Good.” He asked her what she would say if she could never see her best friend again, and the song’s lyrics are a version of what his daughter told him.
  • The Wicked Witch of the West, also known as Elphaba, gets her name in the musical from combining the phonetic sounds of The Wizard of Oz novelist L. Frank Baum's initials: L.F.B.
  • Did you know that Elphaba flies in Wicked? When Elphaba soars above the skies at the end of Act 1, she’s not on a wire. The actress stands on a small platform, and when it rises, it looks like her dress is expanding infinitely.
  • Listen carefully to the first few notes of what Stephen Schwartz calls the “Unlimited Theme” — it appears in “The Wizard and I” and “For Good.” The first seven notes as Elphaba sings “I’m limited…” are the same as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.
  • Wicked is based most directly on the 1995 book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The musical is also set to be adapted into a film starring Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda!

Frequently asked questions

What is Wicked on Broadway about?

How did the Wicked Witch of the West become wicked? This Wizard of Oz prequel musical explores her and Glinda the Good Witch's untold origin stories. Hear now-classic showtunes like "Defying Gravity" at Broadway's fourth-longest-running show.

Which theatre is Wicked on Broadway at?

Wicked on Broadway is at New York's Gershwin Theatre.

What is the running time of Wicked on Broadway?

Wicked on Broadway runs for 2h 45m (incl. 15m intermission).

What is the age recommendation for Wicked on Broadway?

Recommended for ages 8+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

How do you get tickets for Wicked on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for Wicked on Broadway?

Wicked on Broadway tickets start at $101.

Who wrote Wicked?

Winnie Holzman wrote the book for the Wicked musical, adapted from Gregory Maguire's novel. Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics.

What songs are in Wicked?

Some of the most popular Wicked songs are "Defying Gravity," "Popular," "Dancing Through Life," "For Good," and "No Good Deed." The Wicked score is by Stephen Schwartz.

Is Wicked appropriate for kids?

Wicked is recommended for ages 8 and up. Wicked is one of the best-known family-friendly musicals on Broadway and is a popular choice for families with kids.

What is Wicked the Musical based on?

The Wicked musical is based on Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

When did Wicked open on Broadway?

Wicked opened on Broadway in October 2003. In 2023, the musical became the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history.

Who directed Wicked?

Joe Mantello directed Wicked. The actor/director is a two-time Tony Award winner for Assassins and Take Me Out, and he's directed more than 30 Broadway shows.

Is Wicked good?

Wicked is a fan-favorite Broadway musical that has been on Broadway for 20 years and counting. The show's unforgettable songs, fresh twists on familiar characters, and magical elements make Wicked wonderful for all ages.

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