Gershwin Theatre

222 W 51st St
New York, NY 

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This mega-hit musical take on The Wizard of Oz tells the backstory of the the misunderstood, green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and bubbly popular Glinda. Their initial rivalry turns in an unlikely friendship as they discover that the labels good and evil can be misused. Memorable pop-sounding songs, a large cast in spectacular costumes and extravagant sets entertain all ages.

⏱ 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission
💥 A giant winged dragon and flying monkeys are a bit scary, along with the menacing fake head of the Wizard. Expect some startling noises. The plot is a bit political and complex for very young kids, but the show keeps moving with humor and over-the-top numbers.
⚠️ The book the musical is based on has a lot of sex and is not for kids.

🎟 Enter the digital lottery for $35 tickets before 11 am the day of the show, or enter at the theater for an in-person lottery for $30 tickets held two hours before curtain.
🎟 $89+ tickets usually available at TodayTix.
🎟 Booster seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Ask an usher when you arrive.
🎟 If you’re flexible, check and other ticketing apps for last minute deals.

🎥 Familiarity with the 1939 Wizard of Oz is not necessary but adds to the enjoyment. Check out the 1978 Wiz for an urban take on the classic story (starring Michael Jackson & Diana Ross) or the  2015 live TV version.