Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Significant Other

From 604 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)

Member Reviews (604)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant
83
Avg Score

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.)

Also I am a big fan of Joshua Harmon. Loved Bad Jews and had to see this fo... Read more Read less

84
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Easy to relate to for young single adults

Don't see it if Want something serious.

70
Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy plays about relationships, especifically single women and/or gay men and friendships.

Don't see it if you are not into examining singlehood and related friendships or prefer more serious plays.

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.

79
Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like stories about lonely guy who feels isolated while friends have relationships. Glick masterful performance. Treat to see B Barrie.

Don't see it if You don't want to see gay guy as main character. (Although could be anyone who is lonely). First act screechy girls; not good.

Also Act two excellent. Moving, heartfelt. Interesting staging, good set. M... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Resonant, Must see, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you have a pulse. This heart-breaking & very funny script will keep you talking for days. DO NOT see it alone. G Glick deserves a Tony nod.

Don't see it if big iconic musicals or old classic plays are your thing. It's warm, touching, refreshing - albeit a bit millennial - but totally relevant.

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).

Also Significant Other surprised me. I went into the show expecting a light... Read more Read less

60
Great staging, Cliched, Unnecessarily crude, Dated, Insignificant

See it if You enjoy almost teen-aged banter about boyfriends and wedding prep and other meaningless chat. If you love Lindsey Mendez--she's great!

Don't see it if You must pay for your ticket. My sense is that Real Housewives of whatever is equally as entertaining. People 50+ may miss many references.

90
Sensitive, Emotional, Solid performances, Room for laughter

See it if Friendship, love relationships, support, growing up. How do friendships fair when :relationships: appear? straight or gay, same issues.

Don't see it if You want more action than talk about friendship, gay life is not of concern.

77
Funny, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky, Slow

See it if Want to see a talented ensemble in a production about various types of relationships that will have you feeling a whole host of emotions.

Don't see it if You expect a traditional musical, or if you are not interested in a play about friendships/relationships.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great ensemble acting,with a terrific lead performance by Gideon Glick. I saw the play at the Pels and enjoyed this just as much.

Don't see it if You don't want to be thoroughly entertained. Everyone can relate to the humanity of the characters.It wil make you laugh and cry.

86
Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are in the mood for something very different from your theater going experiences. You will thank me after.

Don't see it if you are a homophobe.

Also The lead character is WONDERFULLY neurotic and hopelessly lead on by t... Read more Read less

84
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Quirky

See it if you can identify with the trials of being single among all your friends who are getting married

Don't see it if looking for something light. While this does have its funny moments, they are balanced by some intense ones.

82
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy well written, well played dramedy by an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you dislike plays with a bit of humor based on modern life situations of young adults.

78
Banal, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if Superb cast; Barbara Barrie needs to be everyone's grandma; artful construction and character arcs of main and lead supporting characters

Don't see it if Appreciated play more after seeing at earlier Pels run but still represents the shrill and bitchy kind of show that turns me off

97
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you are looking for a very "current" show. The show is very relevant to anyone who has come of age and has been heart sick

Don't see it if you are looking for an old fashioned type of show. This play is very current and differently done.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you enjoy shows about the real problems in the young dating scene, both hetero & gay.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy topics about gay dating and sex. You want a real musical not just a show with music.

Also Well done show, showing real dating dilemmas that evolve when individu... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if You are a NYer. We can all relate. to the struggle with loneliness and wanting someone in our lives who loves us and cares about us.

Don't see it if You are a tourist looking for a musical. Otherwise, see it.

Also I saw this show off-broadway and it seemed funnier now. The audience w... Read more Read less

77
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if it's a witty and occasionally touching show about commitment and the difficulties of finding love.

Don't see it if the women are near-caricatures, and the protagonist is self-pitying.

80
Combo of will and grace, bridesmaids, and thirtysomething from the 90's

See it if If you are interested in an ensemble cast & plot about friendships and how they evolve/arrest as people begin to get married and reproduce

Don't see it if It had some funny moments and some drama... my overall takeaway was that it was a nice change from the standard Broadway storylines

59
Funny, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Insipid

See it if You enjoy time spent with a whiney puerile gwm wallowing about his singleness and his superficial f. friends who"abandon"him as they marry

Don't see it if You want a deep discussion of loneliness and alienation in contemporary life, and are content to pay B'way prices for a few funny one liners

Also This whole enterprise is vapid and quite insignificant. Barbara Barrie... Read more Read less


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, ...
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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 T...
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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, vanis...
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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 thi...
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