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Wicked - Broadway

Starting at $89

Before Dorthy, before the flying house, and before the yellow brick road, there was Elphaba and Galinda.

Born with emerald-green skin, Elphaba is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possesses extraordinary talent. When circumstances force her to room with the bubbly blonde and exceptionally popular, Galinda, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships.

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked tells the story of Oz that you've never heard.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Tuesdays: 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 7:00pm

Thursdays: 7:00pm

Fridays: 8:00pm

Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Sundays: 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Gershwin Theatre

(New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.
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Featured Reviews For Wicked


Wicked - NY1
Described as a dense epic fantasy, 'Wicked," based on a novel, is an intricate work. It tells the story of Elphaba, the bright but neglected young girl born with green skin who is good and kind. How she turns into the wicked witch is a long, winding road filled with bizarre characters and strange plot twists. The problem with the show's book, by Winnie Holzman, is that it has to cover so much ground in a connect-the-dots fashion that we're deprived of the necessary depth and character development to make us really care about Elphaba or her unlikely friend Galinda, who later becomes Glinda the good witch. Director Joe Mantello handles the intimate scenes well, but he's not quite as successful moving the traffic on Eugene Lee's dark, mechanical set. The ensemble numbers are indistinguishable. The special effects were impressive but a show of this caliber needed more. Stephen Schwartz, the composer behind "Godspell" and "Pippin," has written some lovely music, particularly his ballads for the witches, but the score is uneven and the beautiful melodies that marked his earlier works are disappointingly absent here.

There's Trouble in Emerald City - New York Times
As a parable of fascism and freedom, "Wicked" so overplays its hand that it seriously dilutes its power to disturb. Much of the impact of Baum's original novel, like that of so many fantasy stories, came from haunting, symbolic figures that readers interpret on their own terms. Though there have been numerous literary analyses of Baum's "Oz" as a coded case for populism and agrarian reform, the book never feels like a tract. "Wicked," on the other hand, wears its political heart as if it were a slogan button. This is true not only of the dialogue, but also of Mr. Schwartz's generically impassioned songs, which have that to-the-barricades sound of the omninously underscored anthems of "Les Misérables." Though the talk is festooned with cutely mangled word ("swankified," "thrillified," "gratitution") that bring to mind the language of Smurfs, there's a rock-hard lecture beneath the preciousness. Mr. Mantello reconciles the gap between form and content only in Ms. Chenoweth's performance.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2020
Check out Tony Award-winner LaChanze singing 'Better Alone' an original song by Briana Dent and Bianca Marcelino. 
by Stephi Wild - September 20, 2020
Today, we're rounding up 10 of our favorite Wicked parodies on YouTube, themed around the pandemic, school, Passover, and more!
by Stage Tube - July 21, 2020
As part of the Flying Free: Wicked Inspired Songs series (presented with ASCAP), watch an all new video of 'Token Goat Song', written by Rona Siddiqui, filmed last year and performed by Broadway's Mykal Kilgore with WICKED alums Gizel Jiménez and Kathryn Allison.
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2020
Today WICKED announced their next Flying Free songwriter: Rona Siddiqui. After working alongside composer Stephen Schwartz, Flying Free artists have their songs were professionally orchestrated, engineered, and imagined into never-before-seen music videos.
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020
23 West End actresses who have played Elphaba or Glinda in WICKED have reunited to perform a stunning rendition of the show's song 'For Good.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 14, 2020
Rule the land of Oz by putting your trivia and crossword skills to the test with today's puzzle! Find all the wonderful clues and prove your place as the popular student at Shiz!
by Stage Tube - March 28, 2020
Gina Naomi Baez and Christina Bianco have released a hilarious Wicked parody, called What is this Quarantine? The song is set to the tune of Wicked song, What is This Feeling?
by BWW News Desk - March 9, 2020
Wicked is seeking future Fiyero and Fiyero understudies for Broadway and the National Tour.
by Abigail Charpentier - February 25, 2020
Starting tonight, Feb. 25, Lindsay Pearce will be making her Broadway debut and taking on the role of Elphaba in 'Wicked!' Sam Gravitte will begin his run as Fiyero.
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2020
Get your first look at the latest company defying gravity in WIcked on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2020
The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this month. Beginning Tuesday, February 25, Lindsay Pearce will assume the role of Elphaba and Sam Gravitte will assume the role of Fiyero.
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2020
Alexandra Billings became the first transgender actress to step into the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked, making her official debut on January 20th!
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2020
Beginning performances tonight, January 20, 2020, Alexandra Billings, from the hit show, 'Transparent,' will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked.
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2019
For over 16 years, WICKED's timeless story and stirring music has moved millions of people. In partnership with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), WICKED invited artists to revisit the Land of Oz and write an original song inspired by the characters, events, and themes of the show. After working alongside composer Stephen Schwartz, their songs were professionally orchestrated, engineered, and imagined into three never-before-seen music videos. Below, check out the first a new music video of the series a?' Flying Free: Wicked-Inspired Songs.The song, 'Higher' is written by Khiyon Hursey and performed by WICKED alum Eden Espinosa.
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2019
Good news! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shoba Narayan will join the company of Wicked tonight, December 16, as Nessarose. She steps into the silver shoes of Gizel Jiménez, who departs the show to star in Bliss at Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 26, 2019
In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by Wicked's Glinda, Ginna Claire Mason. Check out the recipe for Katie's Thank Goodness for Wicked's Pumpkin Bread Pudding below!