Discount Broadway Tickets For Wicked

Wicked Summary

  • Show Status: Currently playing at the Gershwin Theatre
  • Genre: Musical
  • Wicked is 2 hours and 45 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 8, 2003
  • Show Opened : October 30, 2003
  • Show Closes: Open ended

The prequel of The Wizard of Oz where Elphaba becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the 1995 original novel by Gregory Maguire.

Wicked on Broadway Background

The story chronicles Elphaba, a kind-hearted and magically talented young woman with green skin, who happens to become known as the Wicked Witch of the West.

The tale begins with her days at the Shiz University, where she became rivals and then friends with Glinda the Good. When she realizes that The Wizard of Oz is actually a cause of evil, robbing the animals of their ability to speak, this promising student soon becomes the leader of the opposition to The Wizard of Oz.

Eventually, it becomes clear how this underbelly to the famous Wizard of Oz story forms the backdrop for Dorothy’s journey that we all know so well.

Long before Dorothy joins the fray, the Land of Oz has two other girls, one with emerald-green skin and the other a beautiful blonde. These two unlikely friends go on to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. This Broadway show is spellbinding and is adored by fans the world over even though critics railed against it.

The music and lyrics to the show are written by Stephen Schwartz and the book is by Winnie Holzman.

What's Wicked Like?

Wicked is a new take on the classic story of The Wizard of Oz, told from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West. Elphaba just happens to have green-colored skin but she wasn’t always wicked.

This musical tells how she came to be considered the villain whom Dorothy would later encounter - but this show is Elphaba’s story, not Dorothy’s. The show is aesthetically mindboggling, and the Tony-nominated score will leave you humming the songs for weeks to come.

Consistently a favorite for theatregoers, this epic musical plays in the enormous Gershwin Theatre. This story has something for everyone with themes of love, politics and fall from grace, but especially strong are the themes of acceptance and redemption.

Is Wicked Good for Kids?

Despite some dark undertones, Wicked is a show that is intended for children. Its source material is the children’s favorite The Wizard of Oz. However, the show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 8, as there are frightening elements to Wicked, such as flying monkeys and references to death and violence.

Wicked Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

Some discounted Broadway show tickets are sold as part of the Broadway Ticket lotteries or as Rush Tickets. 

Lottery Tickets are typically drawn the day before the performance. See the Ticket Lottery Schedule 

Rush tickets are typically valid on-the-same-day of the show. See the Rush Ticket Schedule

Online Lottery

Tuesday, 9:00am 11:00am

Wednesday, 9:00am

Thursday, 9:00am

Friday, 9:00am 11:00am

Saturday, 9:00am

Sunday, 9:00am

Purchase the Broadway Discounts Guide to get details on how to get Lottery and Rush Tickets Tonight (if available) for Wicked.

Theatre Information

Gershwin Theatre

222 West 51st Street
New York NY 10019
Seats: 1,867
Entrance: 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart

Wicked Marquee

Wicked Marquee

Cast Members

Lindsay Pearce
Ginna Claire Mason
Madame Morrible
Alexandra Billings
Jordan Litz
Riley Costello
The Wizard
Michael McCormick
Gizel Jimenez
Doctor Dillamond
Jamie Jackson

Past Cast Members

Sam Gravitte
James D. Gish
Idina Menzel
Jackie Burns
Hannah Corneau
Jake Boyd
Ashley Parker Angel
Madame Morrible
Nancy Opel
Madame Morrible
Rondi Reed
Kristin Chenoweth
Amanda Jane Cooper
The Wizard
P.J. Benjamin
The Wizard
Joel Grey
Jye Frasca
Jesse JP Johnson
Kristen Martin
Dr. Dillamond
Chad Jennings


Marc Platt

Universal Pictures

The Araca Group

Jon B Platt

David Stone

Production Credits

General Manager
321 Theatrical Management
Company Manager
Susan Sampliner
Casting Director
Craig Burns
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Press Agent
Polk & Co
Production Stage Manager
Marybeth Abel

Creative Team

Book Writer
Winnie Holzman
Music & Lyrics
Stephen Schwartz
Joe Mantello
Wayne Cilento
Eugene Lee
Susan Hilferty
Kenneth Posner
Tony Meola
Musical Supervisor
Stephen Oremus
William David Brohn
Musical Director
Dan Micciche