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  • About Wicked

    NewYork.com offers Wicked tickets for eight shows a week. For the best tickets at the best price, try booking matinee or weeknight performances and buy Wicked tickets well in advance.

    “It’s just life, so keep dancing through.” This popular quote from Wicked sums up the spirited musical. Inspired by The Wizard of Oz, the vibrant Wicked is about respecting – and celebrating – each other’s differences, but most of all, it’s about kicking up your heels and having fun while doing so.

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The saucy yet tenderhearted musical tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba – who will later become the Wicked Witch of the West – when they meet at college in the Land of Oz. The two girls couldn’t be more different: Elphaba, who was born entirely green, grew up as an outcast, and she’s feisty, principled and not afraid to speak her mind. Blonde, chirpy Glinda’s first appearance says it all: She descends in a bubble, wearing a sparkly princess dress and is always surrounded by fawning friends and admirers.

    Elphaba and Glinda evolve from foes to friends, with plenty of squabbles, political “innuendo and outuendo” and merry adventures along the way. The gals battle over the dashing prince Fiyero and fly off to the Emerald City to see the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who may not be not so wonderful after all.

    The catchy songs and lively choreography are crowd-pleasers, but it’s the smart, slyly humorous dialogue that gets the most delighted laughs – especially when the original Wizard of Oz movie is referenced through the Yellow Brick Road, Toto and the ruby slippers.

    Rivaling the story is the impressive set, designed by Tony Award-winner Eugene Lee, which is constructed out of the whirring machinery of a giant clock and presided over by a flashing-eyed dragon. The costumes and makeup are also eye-catching, and Elphaba’s green skin is a memorable metaphor: In the same way that the characters learn to start “looking at things in a different way,” so does the audience with Elphaba’s green sheen.

    The accolades have been pouring in since Wicked opened in 2003. As the New York Post opined, “Wicked is a spectacular spectacle. Emerald City never had it so good.” And, the Wall Street Journal gushed, “Hooray! Stephen Schwartz has given us the most poignant new Broadway ballad to come along in ages.” Our verdict? Wicked offers wicked fun for the whole family.

    Run time
    Two hours and 45 minutes (one intermission)

    Did you know?
    Famed Broadway and television actress Kristin Chenoweth originated the role of Glinda on Broadway, for which she was nominated for a Tony.

    In the original Broadway production of Wicked, the Wizard of Oz was played by the esteemed actor Joel Grey, of Cabaret.

    Wicked has gone far beyond Broadway, with productions in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and London, among others.

    How long does it take for Elphaba to turn green? The various actresses who have performed the role have said that the makeup process can last anywhere from a half hour to an hour. To get it off? No more than 15 minutes.

    Wicked Ticket Info:
    NewYork.com offers Wicked tickets, as well as access to the latest information about Wicked, and much more. Click here to view the schedule, check prices, availability, and get current offers on tickets to Wicked on Broadway.
  • Wicked is ideal for ages 8 and up, which is its great appeal: Kids will gape at the winged monkeys and delight in the enthusiastic, catchy songs and dances. Adults will chuckle appreciatively at the political references and the humorous riffs on The Wizard of Oz. And everyone will be inspired by the storyline, which celebrates the belief that “It’s what’s inside that counts.”

    Good for kids?
    Wicked has a smart, sophisticated plot, but it’s playful throughout, which greatly appeals to kids. Highlights for the little ones include the enthusiastic, high-kicking dances; the richly intricate set that looks like the interior of a giant clock; and the elaborate costumes and makeup, from Elphaba’s green skin to Glinda’s princess dresses and magic wands. Some parts may be long and scary for children under 8, however, so parents should exercise judgment about whether the show is appropriate for their child. No one under 4 is permitted in the theater.
  • Gershwin Theatre Location Information:

    222 W. 51st St.
    New York, NY 10019

    Nearest subway
    A, C, E to 50th St. (Eighth Ave.); 1 to 50th St. (Seventh Ave.); N, R, Q to 49th St (Seventh Ave.)

    About the Gershwin Theatre
    The massive Gershwin Theatre, named after the famed composer and pianist George Gershwin and lyricist Ira Gershwin, has Broadway’s second-highest seating capacity, fitting 1,809 audience members. The theater epitomizes Broadway grandeur, and seeing a show here feels like a true Broadway experience.

    The Gershwin Theatre has several bars and concession stands, where you can purchase cocktails, sodas, candy and plenty of Wicked memorabilia.

    Wicked Ticket Info:
    NewYork.com offers Wicked tickets, as well as access to the latest information about Wicked, and much more. Click here to view the schedule, check prices, availability, and get current offers on tickets to Wicked on Broadway.
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    Get a glimpse of the visually stunning Wicked – the untold story of the relationship between the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. As director Joe Mantello says here, “There are two sides to every story and … when you find out what really went on it tends to be less black and white.”

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Run Time: Two hours, 45 minutes

Age Limit: 4 and older

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