Significant Other
Closed 2h 15m
Significant Other
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Significant Other NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(606 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
7%
Negative
3%
Members say
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant

About the Show

The comedic and heart-wrenching off-Broadway hit transfers to Broadway. Make a date with Jordan (Gideon Glick) as he navigates friendship and courtship as a terminal single in New York City

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Show-Score Member Reviews (606)

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Eug
191 Reviews | 31 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you need a good laugh, love great writing, great acting, and modern queer romance.

Don't see it if No reason to have missed this terrific play that closed way too soon.

192 Reviews | 38 Followers
100
Riveting, Resonant, Hilarious, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you're a 20 or 30-something dealing with relationships in this town and want to see how you're not alone.

Don't see it if you're of a different generation and are turned off by fresh tales of youth

70 Reviews | 13 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant

See it if You have ever been someone young and in love. Particularly a "millennial."

Don't see it if You don't like plays directed at the younger generation.

63 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if If you were the last of your friends to get married this will really resonate with you. It's hilarious and heart-breaking.

Don't see it if Don't see this if you can't deal with real issues and the heart-ache of life.

72 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are or have ever been a twenty-something struggling with all your friends going off finding their SOs leaving you alone.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy. Sure there is some comedy in the show, especially act one, but act two is heartfelt and deep and you will cry!

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You want to see how excruciating it can be to be a single, gay man.

Don't see it if Are offended by swearing or if you don't care about people.

e8
226 Reviews | 40 Followers
100
Great acting, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You love comedy, Love plays, Love great acting, Feel like you don't know what the purpose of life may be, Want a good night out.

Don't see it if you hate plays,

63 Reviews | 11 Followers
98
Ambitious, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if love a play about friends and the changes that occur through life;you are single and can relate to struggles

Don't see it if you aren't into original storylines; you don't like stories about friends

Critic Reviews (63)

The New York Times
March 2nd, 2017

"Though there are plenty of details that identify this brightly performed play as belonging to the immediate present, 'Significant Other' often seems to hail from another era...Despite a thoroughly engaging and interdependent ensemble, which conveys the prickly intimacy of longtime acquaintance, 'Significant Other' ultimately talks too much and too explicitly...The play’s structure can start to feel like a sustained musical vamp with only slight variations."
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Time Out New York
March 2nd, 2017

"Gay characters in mass culture often serve as supportive accessories in the marriage plots of others, but Harmon keeps Jordan in sharp, brutally revealing focus...Glick delivers a star-making, gut-wrenching performance of deep sweetness and quicksilver mood shifts...Directed with ideal snap by Trip Cullman...Don’t underestimate the value of a smart new American romantic comedy on Broadway: It’s a rare thing indeed, and worth celebrating."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 2nd, 2017

"Although Joshua Harmon’s sour comedy has many fine supporting qualities — wit, a neat structure, lacerating dialogue, and a clutch of terrific performances from a cast led by Gideon Glick — they don’t have very much to support...Director Trip Cullman has tightened the staging tremendously, vanishing the dead spots...Despite all the tightening, and all the emotion, 'Significant Other' is still a lot like one of those rituals: a happy occasion, somehow, yet loud, tiresome, and overlong."
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The Wall Street Journal
March 2nd, 2017

""All this is the stuff of light entertainment...and 'Significant Other' aspires to nothing more for roughly three-quarters of its length...Halfway through the second act, it suddenly metamorphoses into a different play...The cliché tap is shut off and every character becomes touchingly real, the way they should have been all along...Even when he’s being slick and safe, Mr. Harmon knows how to put a script together, and Trip Cullman, the director, has gotten the most out of what’s there."
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Deadline
March 2nd, 2017

"The latest play to move from the Roundabout’s off-Broadway truck farm to...Broadway...The play’s strengths and weaknesses both are cast in brighter relief...'Significant Other' is more sensitively drawn than his acrid comedy 'Bad Jews,' though they share a certain glibness and a maddening disconnect from any world outside their own hearts...One of the finer things about 'Significant Other' is that it has in store for us a surprise ending that feels organic, and sad, and true."
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New York Daily News
March 2nd, 2017

"Hilarity comes from spry, occasionally crude one-liners showcased to the max by the fine cast as well as Trip Cullman’s deft direction...The annoying part? Contrivances, cartoonishness and the play’s retro sensibility. Why no same-sex nuptials? And peripheral gays are either 'Hey girl' dopes or pining mopes...Glick gives a stellar performance, but self-loathing Jordan gets the pity party he deserves."
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Variety
March 3rd, 2017

"Cullman repeats his directorial chores with the same insouciant ease while his collaborators make some smart adjustments for the larger Broadway house. Playwright Harmon strikes the perfect balance between comedy and pathos — with the emphasis on comedy...The wonder of his humor is that, while it reflects a youthful sensibility, his clever jokes appeal to all ages...Harmon is that kind of playwright: He makes you laugh, he makes you laugh harder, and then he makes you choke."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 2nd, 2017

"Under playwright Joshua Harmon's compassionate gaze, that potentially mopey, extended sitcom scenario becomes by turns hilarious and poignant, delivering a relatable contemporary take on the old-fashioned theme of waiting with increasing impatience for Mr. Right...A big part of what prevents this delightful play from turning either trite or maudlin is the wonderful performance of Gideon Glick...'Significant Other' is consistently pleasurable, funny-sad entertainment."
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