Significant Other
Closed 2h 15m
Significant Other
83

Significant Other NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(604 Reviews)
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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794 Reviews | 215 Followers
84
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if you like a show about relationships and their impact on friends.

Don't see it if you are impatient in watching a play come together with a strong message.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
75
Great staging, Insipid, Slow, Funny, Banal

See it if you are 20 something dreading being single when you are 30 something. Clever staging allows quick cut movie-style story telling.

Don't see it if you have a fully rounded life. These characters have limited their life choices to romantic partnership or death.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
50
Cliched, Slow, Overrated, Insipid, Well-acted

See it if you can't get enough of Will & Grace; you want to see some fine performances by a cast doing their best to elevate pretty shallow material.

Don't see it if you seek something better than a 2nd-rate gay sitcom with a few chuckles and nothing new to say about modern relationships.

687 Reviews | 114 Followers
80
Entertaining, Relevant, Slow, Good staging, Good acting

See it if Harmon's clever look at millennial relationships veers between insightful to glib Good ensemble work around Glick's hyper lead performance

Don't see it if Glick works tirelessly to find sympathy in Jordan's overactive, neurotic self-centeredrness but ultimately fails or was that Harmon's point?

481 Reviews | 316 Followers
90
Clever, Funny, Resonant, Profound, Entertaining

See it if Very entertaining and poignant show. All the actors were excellent. Barbara Barrie was fantastic and very memorable. a treat to see her.

Don't see it if If the romantic problems of people in their 20s don't interest you. (however, It was very funny and worth seeing.) Read more

411 Reviews | 72 Followers
84
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Easy to relate to for young single adults

Don't see it if Want something serious.

370 Reviews | 147 Followers
90
Entertaining, Modern, Thoughtful, Comedic, Dark undertones

See it if seeking a contemporary drama rooted in the lives of 20-to-30-somethings, their loves, hardships, and personal lives. The cast feels natural.

Don't see it if you want a classic, thought-provoking drama that'll leave you on the edge of your seat. There are dark-comedy moments (suicide/depression). Read more

Nic
386 Reviews | 84 Followers
84
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you'd enjoy a well-acted if frenetic show about singlehood and couplehood, and how the two co-exist (or don't) within friendships.

Don't see it if you're sick to death of the tropes of people needing a romance to complete them, and gay characters being terminally lonely/tragic.

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 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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Entertainment Weekly
March 2nd, 2017

"Stereotypes are dangled...The dialogue can feel rom-com-ish...But what emerges as this play progresses is something sharper and more unsettling. If Harmon doesn’t eschew cliches — the playwright wields them with surprising wit, in fact — he has crafted, in Jordan, a central character who defies them...Glick’s meticulously shaded, irresistibly human performance is further supported, under Trip Cullman’s nimble direction, by other costars."
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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 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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The Observer
March 7th, 2017

“A dreary New York theater season has suddenly come vibrantly to life with ‘Significant Other’…Gideon Glick is simply marvelous, and so is the play and everyone in it…Joshua Harmon writes with heartbreaking truth and bittersweet honesty. Trip Cullman has directed with warmth and a refreshing lack of sentimentality. Although the entire cast is splendid, it is the career-defining centrifugal force of Glick that holds center stage captive.”
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