Wicked the musical has ranked as the most popular Broadway musical in the last decade. It’s so popular that it can sometimes be difficult to find available tickets, especially inexpensive, cheap or discount tickets. We are here to help! Simple choose from the list below and you will see all of the available tickets for that date:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is the best day/time for Wicked Tickets at the Gershwin Theater?
A. As with many Broadway shows, weeknights are better than weekend shows. Last minute tickets are also difficult to come by, so planning in the future is better. However, we have access to secondary ticket markets, so there is usually a good chance you can score the tickets for the show you want.
Q. Can I take my kids to the show?
A. The show is recommended for children ages 8 and up. Please don’t bring children under the age of 4.
Q. How Long is the Show’s Running Time?
A. The length of the show is 2 hrs and 45 minutes. Act one is 1.5 hours, followed by a 15 min. intermission and the remainder of the time is Act two.
Q. Are accommodations made for the deaf/hard of hearing?
A. Those hard of hearing can use devices which are provided free of charge in the lobby of the theater.
Q. What seats should I get to insure the best view?
A. To site close enough to make out the actors’ faces, try to get tickets for Row B through Row Q. Front seats of the Mezzanine section also have a suitable view.
Q. Can I get Standing Room Tickets?
A. No, there is no designated standing room available in the Gershwin Theater, unfortunately.
Q. When should I arrive at the theater?
A. The theater asks that patrons arrive 15 minutes before showtime or more. Doors open 45 min. before the show time.
About Wicked the Musical
Wicked, The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz began playing at the Gershwin Theatre in the year 2003 and has been the most successful musical on Broadway since that time. Arguably one of the most successful in all of Broadway history, Wicked has had over 5,000 showings since it’s inception.
The original cast won 3 tony awards and included soon-to-be celebrity Idina Menzel. With music written by Stephen Schwartz the play is based on a 1995 book, “Wicked, the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” written by Winnie Holzman. The book is an alternate telling of the backstory of Frank Baum’s legendary “Wizard of Oz”, and focuses on the history of the Elphaba (eventually know as the infamous Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda the Good.
Building off of the story from the original Wizard of Oz (beginning prior to Dorothy’s arrival and continuing on after her departure) the show provides an interesting look into an alternate telling of the classic drama.
The incredible success of the show has led to the rise of several different productions, not only in the United States but also abroad. It has proceeded to break sales records all throughout the world, and had continued to be one of the most viewed shows on Broadway today. Visitors and tourists visiting NYC flock to the box-office and TKTS to get their hands on the prized seats for each show.
The Gershwin Theatre
The Gershwin Theatre is located at 222 W. 51st St. (btw. Broadway & 8th Ave.) in NYC. It has been the home of Wicked since its launch over 12 years ago, but it’s history dates much farther back to the year 1972. Originally called the “Uris” the theater was named for composer George Gershwin and lyricist Ira Gershwin (brothers) in 1983. The theater is home to the Theater Hall of Fame, displaying many of Broadway greats in it’s rotunda. Owned by the Nederland Organization, it is one of a family of 9 theaters around the world that share that distinction.
Being one of the most historic theaters on Broadway, the Gershwin is the perfect place for Wicked the Musical, as it is quickly becoming a classic to be enjoyed for years to come. Already past it’s 10th anniversary, it shows no signs of slowing down, as tickets sell out each week, almost like clockwork.
Reviews of the Musical
Wicked has received excellent and outstanding reviews from both industry theater critics and amateur fans/attendees. Here are some reviews below:
“Winnie Holzman … provides a libretto that juggles winning irreverence with thoughtfulness and heart.” – USA Today
“Wicked wonderful beyond belief. Not since Ariel sang her first song in The Little Mermaid has there been such a bolt-of-lightning moment” – Peter Filichia, TheaterMania