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Significant Other

From 63 critic and 605 member reviews
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 More…

All of Jordan Berman’s best friends are setting a date…and he can’t even get one. Now when he needs brunch plans, emergency dating advice, or just someone to commiserate and eat carbs with, he has to compete for attention with their new significant others. Of course he’s so happy for them, but Jordan is struggling to keep up with how fast everyone else is changing. Starring most of the original Off-Broadway cast.

2h 15m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)


"As skillfully well done as it was before, with director Trip Cullman once again providing a keen, realistic eye to guide the proceedings...A ferociously hilarious, unbearably sad, and astonishingly relatable portrait of the formative friendships we have in our youth...There's a beautiful realness to 'Significant Other.' It's the rare Broadway production that so expertly captures the painful uncertainty of what life is like at the end of an era." Full Review

Talkin' Broadway

"A touching and delightful play...The terrific actor who plays Jordan, Gideon Glick, imbues him with the kind of warmth, humor, and unsullied pathos that's all but unheard of among even today's brightest young stage stars...Although Harmon has painstakingly chiseled Jordan, he's accomplished no less with the other characters...With all the brilliance at work here, 'Significant Other' passes briskly." Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

"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." Full Review


"The kind of work that deftly sneaks up on you, disarming you with laughter, until it darkens and deepens and then leaves you devastated...This is not the starriest or showiest Broadway production right now -- but it might just be the most affecting...Glick delivers an arresting, funny, prickly performance, building to a spectacular meltdown...Glick's final, silent moments in the show are a league beyond -- it's the best male performance I've seen on Broadway this year." Full Review

The Observer

“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.” Full Review


"Either the saddest play I ever laughed my way through or the funniest play I ever left in tears...A well-written, perfectly cast, laugh-filled comedy is a thing of beauty...Glick’s performance carries the play, delivering sweetness instead of sentimentality and turning what could easily be a far too shallow and irritating character into a heart-wrenching portrait of a good person in trouble...Glick’s is a perfect performance...Director Trip Cullman maintains the pace perfectly." Full Review

Theater Time

"The big change is that Glick seemed to have toned down the irritating characteristics of Jordan. I now felt deeply for this young man whose immaturity seems to be one obstacle in hampering him to find the right guy...Even some of his antics which were originally grating are now quite charming. It appears that Glick has delved deeper into Jordan along with what might be the great help of director Cullman...I must say I was completely taken with every moment of this production." Full Review


"The combination of Harmon's script, which nicely glides between hip humor and touching explorations of loneliness, and the leading performance of Glick - tousled, empathetic and cheerfully witty - might be enough to turn the most cynical soul into a hopeless romantic...There's a noticeably new spark in director Cullman's production, that neatly glides from effervescent to emotionally raw...'Significant Other' is a significant contribution to this Broadway season." Full Review


"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." Full Review

Time Out New York

"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." Full Review


"Harmon once again proved himself to be a wonderful wordsmith and astute chronicler of the quandaries faced by the contemporary young adults...Basically this is an old-fashioned romantic comedy, but with newfangled details and a leading character who's gay...This is a virtuoso performance by Glick. He's on stage throughout, balancing self-absorption and immaturity with vulnerability and charm...Staged with great imagination and style by Trip Cullman." Full Review

Theater Pizzazz

"Trip Cullman directs these proceedings with laser-like precision, getting every laugh out of Harmon’s sharp-witted yet consistently truthful script...Cullman is to be equally commended for guiding all of his actors so well. But the highest praise goes to Glick, who delivers a truly all-out, no-holds-barred performance, both emotionally and physically, that should be remembered come Tony Awards time. It’s that significant." Full Review

The Huffington Post

"A friendly, rollicking, sweet and altogether delectable comedy for today...'Significant Other' is as warm and friendly and lovable as a short-legged, long-eared puppy, and Gideon Glick is just as cuddly...Director Trip Cullman makes a delayed but assured Broadway bow...Mix Harmon’s warm-hearted script with Glick’s superb performance and the artfully flavorful assistance of Mendez and Barrie, and you’ve got an exceedingly winning Broadway comedy." Full Review

DC Metro Theater Arts

"Playwright Joshua Harmon and director Trip Cullman make their Broadway debuts with the very funny and ultimately poignant 'Significant Other'...Cullman’s direction skillfully balances the humor and insight of the story, as Jordan’s situation goes from silly to serious...Gideon Glick is irresistible as the insecure, anxiety-ridden, and romantically inept Jordan...It’s witty and sensitive, and it will leave you thinking about the old friends you left behind." Full Review

Front Row Center

"I laughed, I cried, I stood on my feet clapping. And coming from me, that’s actually high praise...While the entire cast is wonderful (kudos to Luke Smith and John Behlmann for each playing three completely different characters so distinctly), Gideon Glick knocks it out of the park. He made Jordan so relatable to everyone in the audience...His performance in the final scene, Laura’s wedding, where I swear I saw unshed tears in his eyes, had me shedding them." Full Review

Reviewing The Drama

"It has lost nothing in its transfer to Broadway, and, in fact, gained the terrific Rebecca Naomi Jones as a cast member...Once again, I was utterly struck by Jordan's summation of what it all means: finding someone to go through it with...This is the tone playwright Harmon and gifted director, Trip Cullman, sustain throughout: bracing honesty with some lightheartedness and laughs, tracing the highs and lows of relationships...Off-Broadway and on, I was moved by the final tableau." Full Review

Motherhood Later

"With smarts, sass (literally) and sensitivity, playwright Joshua Harmon tackles the subject of singlehood and tugs at you winningly with humor and heart...Glick does a wonderful job capturing the insecurity beneath his character’s playful exterior. This is a highly memorable star turn by Glick. His face is an emotional canvas, and, he is well supported by the entire cast...Harmon’s got good taste in writers and wit and insight to spare." Full Review

New York Theater

"If the basic plot were the sum total of 'Significant Other,' it would be easier to dismiss as thin, repetitive and self-pitying. But what 'Significant Other' has going for it is significant, especially some very funny moments and a supremely winning cast...Glick invests the role with just the right notes of comic awkwardness, energy, and warmth, accompanied by a consistent underscoring of melancholy. He makes his character both adorable and irritating." Full Review

AM New York

"On second viewing, I can appreciate it as a fully developed portrait of a shy, sensitive and self-effacing young man confronting social pressure and his own emotional needs. There is a constant fluidity to Trip Cullman’s production, which bounces between short scenes using a tall set that evokes workplace, club and home settings and precise lighting changes. Glick is so adorable and vulnerable that you feel compelled to jump onstage, give him a hug and find him a date." Full Review


"An endearing romantic comedy...Glick has fully realized his character...One word for this performance? Relatable...Barrie’s earning deserved accolades for this role, and it’s because of her unsaccharine performance...These actors have had time to steep in their roles, something we see manifest in silly, spastic, surprisingly well-choreographed dance sequences at assorted bachelorette parties. The piece ends in a sincere fashion." Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

"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." Full Review

City Cabaret

"Has fiercely funny moments. Well, funny in a bittersweet but truthful way...Cullman directs the play with care and understanding...Jordan's friends and his grandmother are all distinctively portrayed characters, adding layered portraits to this universal play. Mendez is a standout with affable tangibility as Laura but it is Glick who grasps the audience with a sensitive, intuitive portrayal of Jordan. His moments of humor ring with wry honesty and his desperation is piercing." Full Review

Out Magazine

"The play is nothing new—the eternal bachelor who has problems with the dating game is a familiar theme—but it’s done with wit and pathos, and having a lead character who just happens to be gay gives the whole thing a fresh twist. Gideon Glick is tremendous...Glick makes Jordan adorably appealing, while also letting us see how his self-pity can turn to rage and jealousy...'Significant Other' is light and snappy, but pretty irresistible. Bring a date." Full Review


"Harmon doesn’t settle for familiar problems or solutions. Instead, he delves thoroughly into Jordan’s troubled psyche to reveal a young man sinking from heartbreak...The strength of 'Significant Other' lies in Harmon’s willingness to explore all these possibilities without forcing a definitive conclusion on his audience. Harmon and director Cullman are blessed to have an actor as versatile and gifted as Glick playing Jordan...He can be fun and lively as well as lonely and desperate." Full Review

Center on the Aisle

"The Broadway transfer has only strengthened the play. The often quick scenes flow effortlessly and bleed into each other. And all but one cast member, Rebecca Naomi Jones, transferred from the off-Broadway production, and all give strong and unique performances. But this time around, I did feel differently for Jordan. Truly a complex, complete and relatable character, he is a man who longs for a relationship but is in no way ready for or deserving of one." Full Review

Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like stories about friends and riveting stories about sexuality and love.

Don't see it if You have problems with homosexual themes.

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You like a romcom with pathos

Don't see it if You want a big, "classic" broadway show

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you are intrigued by a good story and really can get absorbed into a story about love, friendships and moving forward.

Don't see it if If you are not into stories about love and friendship.

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you are looking for a comedy that presents real people, real situations, and real problems. As moving as it is hilarious.

Don't see it if you are looking for just a comedy. This play is absolutely hilarious and is definitely a comedy but it's also touching and moving.

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Intense, Relevant

See it if You've ever felt like this in your entire life.

Don't see it if Well you can't it's closed now :(

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You've ever felt alone in a world that keeps moving around you.

Don't see it if You can't relate to the underdog.

Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if If you want to see a great show with brilliant writing. If you want to see a show about a gay man but the show isn't about him being gay.

Don't see it if You don't like LGBT themes

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

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.

Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You love romantic comedies

Don't see it if you don't want to laugh and have the show tug at your heart strings a bit.

Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a thought provoking story about love and friendships and making it through life single when others life is moving foward

Don't see it if same sex relationships and plays

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.

Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if Want a beautifully done show that discuss the journey of life and being single while every around you is in a couple. Very moving and funny.

Don't see it if you don't want to watch something that has a serious undertones, homophobic, or want some lighthearted

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!

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see

See it if enjoy great leading actors, Gideon Glick is fantastic. You'll feel the emotions of each character. Lock for Best Play and Best Actor Tony.

Don't see it if don't enjoy great writing, acting, staging, and an terrific night of theatre.

Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You are alive

Don't see it if You have insecurities about loneliness.

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Exquisite

See it if you are looking to see how real people interact and feel. The show brings real people to the stage and true relationships.

Don't see it if you are not one to watch people express true and hard emotions.

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,

Funny, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you're single in NYC. GO!!

Don't see it if you don't like light comedy.

Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Masterful, Resonant

See it if See it if it ever comes to your town. I am so sorry this production closed. It deserved so much more. Gideon Glick was brilliant.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it. Except that it closed too early.

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

Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a play that explores the concept of romantic and platonic relationships (both the longing and difficulty of having them).

Don't see it if You're expecting a stereotypical protagonist and/or a typical ending/resolution.

Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious, Profound, Resonant

See it if you'd like to see a contemporary playwright's work in action with an equally gifted cast. It's a perfect amount of feeling and thinking.

Don't see it if you're looking for spectacle theater or a musical. Don't see it if you don't like new talent.

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