Ever wondered what happened before Dorothy dropped into the mystical land of Oz? Find out in this untold story of the witches of Oz. Based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West”, this musical unfolds the exciting saga from the perspective of the witches. Read our in-depth review before buying your "Wicked" tickets.
The Story of Wicked
“Wicked” is a vivid telling of all that happened before Dorothy made her way to the Land of Oz. It tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba, a smart and fiery girl born with emerald skin, and Glinda, a popular, cheery blonde. Told from the perspective of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch, the musical explores their friendship and the struggles that unravel as time goes on. From clashes with one another’s personality differences, to difficulties with the Wizard's corrupt government, find out what leads to Elphaba’s public fall from grace, as they both come of age.
One of the longest running shows on Broadway, Wicked opened on October 3, 2003 at the Gershwin Theatre. Since then, the show has been a runaway hit, selling over 97% of its seats, grossing $1,165,211,958.
The play was nominated for 10 Tonys and won 3 of them, including for Actress in a Musical.
It was also nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards, and won 6 of them, including Outstanding Musical.
It was also nominated for 10 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and won 4 of them, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical.
“If every musical had a brain, a heart and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”
– Time Magazine
“Remember the last time an original Broadway musical made you laugh, cry and think — in the right places, and for the right reasons?”
– USA Today
Show Score: 93
About the Show
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages. No entry for children below age 5.
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,933. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
About Gershwin Theatre
The Gershwin opened as the Uris Theater in the winter of 1972 with the musical “Via Galactica”. Situated on the lower levels of the 48-storeyed Paramount Plaza building, the theater stands where once the iconic Capitol Theater stood. The name of the theater was changed from the Uris Theater to the Gershwin Theater during a ceremony held during the 37th Tony Awards held in 1983. The Gershwin Theater is an Art Nouveau style theater that was designed by set designer Ralph Alswang, and has a seating capacity of 1933.
For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
Wicked Discount Broadway Tickets
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