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  • Jon
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lives up to the legendary status
    We were looking for a show everyone in our group with kids aged 10-13 would like. Wicked did the trick and everyone loved it. The staging and singing were incredible. The theater was perfect and the kids got into it even with a rough understanding of The Wizard of Oz. Watch some You Tube videos before you go and you’ll be set
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 1, 2023
  • dublinmum
    Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyable but ABSOLUTELY FREEZING!
    We had seen the touring show before, with original cast, but found this really spectacular. The Gershwin theatre was beautiful and added to the experience. We had great tickets a few rows from the front, which we thought were worth the investment. It was absolutely FREEZING COLD though, and we joined many others at the interval requesting the ushers to ease off the air conditioning. They explained that the theatre is deliberately chilled for the comfort of the actors, who are very active in heavy costumes. The ushers explained they sensibly wear several layers of clothing (think Winter fleeces over 3 other layers in July) to cope with the very low temperature. It would be great if the theatre advised guests to do likewise!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 4, 2023
  • brian c
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wicked for the Win
    This show is a must see for all ages!!!! The music is phenomenal the cast makes you feel like you are part of the show! Such a great story line and the costumes and music are amazing. Loved everything about it!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Deb
    Birmingham, Alabama329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bring a Jacket! You Were Warned
    There was a lot of hype about this show, so we were all excited. Performance was incredible, no doubt about that. But it is summer and the ladies of our group wore dresses. We were absolutely miserably cold the whole show. It was FREEZING. I guess I was oblivious to the signs saying no food or drink in the theater, because I carried mine inside from the snack bar. Staff never said a word. I enjoyed the whole thing. Storyline was weird. Costumes magnificent. By the end I was sick of the long songs for Every. Single. Thing., but I am ADD and there is only so much music I can handle without plot advancement.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • James A
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida1,199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see, just excellent
    12/6/23 7:00 show; Excellent, singing and acting was over the top. The Stage scenery was perfect but should have been after being 20 years on Broadway. Again the singing was the best I have ever experienced. Great Venue, we were second row (B) in the upper mezzanine and still very good seats.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 17, 2023
  • Curious_Chemist
    Connecticut196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wickedly good.
    I was really impressed with this show. Even from the second to last row in the mezzanine, it was still awesome. I love how it completely changed the story of the Wizard of Oz and gave it much more depth. The cast was incredible!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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Sam R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was our second time seeing Wicked, this time with the kids. The first time was in 2016 and we had a spectacular time! This time we were back in town and saw Lion King and Wicked. We had arrived at the theater after taking in the beauty of Central Park on a gorgeous yet hot summer day. We were going to stop to drink some water and have a bite to eat first but I told my kids we can get a snack at the theater and something to drink (my wife still remembered how much she enjoyed her Ozmopolitan cocktail and was really looking forward to it) while we watch the show. As we approached the theater's bar we were told we were NOT PERMITTED to bring our snacks and drinks into the auditorium. We were in disbelief. My daughters were dehydrated from the heat. So for almost a 3 hour performance we were not permitted to drink (even water!!!) except for the 15 minute intermission where all their time spent on line for the ladies' room. It turned out to be an extremely difficult evening for them and we ended up leaving 20 minutes before the show ended due to how hungry and dehydrated we all were. Days before, at Lion King, we all brought our drinks to our seats and enjoyed our evening. I asked an employee why the new rule was in place and they said because of covid. Yet there was no mask requirement anymore so it didn't make any sense. They shrugged their shoulders, obviously as confused as we were. So, as great as the performance is, the experience was terrible. I could never recommend going to the only Broadway show not allowing snacks or drinks inside a 3 hour show when there are so many other wonderful shows which allow it.
Written September 12, 2022
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X_Beki_X
Blackpool, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This was the fifth time I’d seen Wicked and the second time on Broadway. Wicked is such an amazing show and it never disappoints.

The great thing about seeing Wicked on Broadway and not in a travelling tour is that the staging and production is so much ‘more’!

The storyline is brilliant, the singing is out of this world and the underlying messages of friendship and standing up for the greater good are heartwarming and tear jerking.

If you have not seen Wicked before, you definitely should because it’s phenomenal!
Written March 14, 2020
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DAJohannes
California, MD94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We drove from Maryland specifically to see this broadway show, despite the tour version playing in our own state. This show was absolutely amazing! We went on 2-13-20. The set was amazing. The special effects were great. Yes, the plot is silly, isn't it supposed to be? The actresses playing Elphaba and Glinda were phenomenal. The actress playing Glinda was adorable and truly brought that role to life. The actress play Elphaba had an amazing voice. I would recommend it for teens and up! I cannot wait to go again! Don't miss this one!
Written February 15, 2020
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Vetski5
Perth, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
First broadway show travelled from Australia with the family of teenagers and this show was so perfect for us all. The talent on stage the costumes and set design were magnificent. Best musical theatre we have ever seen thank you
Written January 23, 2020
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holidayhoney65
Chessington, UK1,459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We booked Wicked on a recent pre Christmas trip to New York for my friends 50th and the show did not disappoint.
It was just WOW from start to finish. Super story, great set, fantastic actors.
The show is at the Gershwin Theatre which was a short walk from the Riu Plaza where we were staying.
We were in the first upper circle to the right of the stage second row in and had a fabulous view.
The theatre staff where friendly and helpful and very efficient getting a large number of people into the theatre and seated.
We didn't use the bar in the interval so can't comment on the prices
But in terms of the show book, book, book you will love it.
Written December 29, 2022
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WickedAnnoyed
New York City, NY2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The show performance was excellent, and I have nothing to complain about in regard to the show itself. I did NOT have a pleasant experience at the theater though. I have a medical condition and I need to have water on me at all times. I was told that I could NOT bring a bottle of water to my seat. I kept having to get up and leave the theater. It was very embarrassing for me. I ended up watching most of the show on the TV monitor in the lobby so I could drink water and not bother everyone else in my row getting up every ten minutes.

I asked the usher why people can't bring water into the theater. They told me no drinks or snacks or anything is allowed in because the Producer doesn't want it. Shame on that person! Someone is going to have a real problem one of these days.
Written September 14, 2022
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dublinmum
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had seen the touring show before, with original cast, but found this really spectacular. The Gershwin theatre was beautiful and added to the experience.
We had great tickets a few rows from the front, which we thought were worth the investment.
It was absolutely FREEZING COLD though, and we joined many others at the interval requesting the ushers to ease off the air conditioning. They explained that the theatre is deliberately chilled for the comfort of the actors, who are very active in heavy costumes. The ushers explained they sensibly wear several layers of clothing (think Winter fleeces over 3 other layers in July) to cope with the very low temperature.
It would be great if the theatre advised guests to do likewise!
Written July 5, 2023
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stephen c
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The show is fantastic, but how places like these can charge the extortionate rates for refreshments like they do is a disgrace. We got two alcoholic drinks one wine and one disgusting cocktail (wasn't really a cocktail, thrown together in literally 2 seconds) and it was over 60 dollars. Take your own drinks and refreshments.
Written December 19, 2023
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Maya C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Caution: It may have been a great show but having just arrived in NYC with my family, excited to see the show, the experience was horrible. My mother has diabetes. We were told we were not aloud to have a juice/soda/water to sip on while we were inside the auditorium. It's almost a 3 hour show. I was embarrassed to have brought my mother out to NYC and tell that during such a long show the producers of Wicked (whom we were told decided that rule) would make her suffer so much. I guess the show having made over 1 Billion dollars on Broadway has not made the producers any kinder!
Written December 8, 2022
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Eeepee98
Lee, NH393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I had heard so many great things about this show, I was very anxious to draw my own conclusions. I thoroughly enjoyed the production. The voices of the two female leads were perfect for their roles. The choreography and music were top notch and the evening very entertaining!
Written March 4, 2020
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