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)


Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant

Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want a dull night out at the theater. Two dimensional characters, who are not at all able to make an emotional connection.

Don't see it if you want to see good theater. I left at intermission.

Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You want to see something better suited to a tv soap, like fluff

Don't see it if You are looking for intelligent, well acted theatre

Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Banal, Fluffy

See it if you're interested in a young man's struggle to find love in NYC

Don't see it if you're not that sympathetic for an attractive guy who just CAN'T find the right guy in NYC, but whose life is generally all good otherwise

Banal, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You want to be annoyed

Don't see it if You can think of something else to do

Banal, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if you don't like anything deeper than a sitcom.

Don't see it if you're a thinking adult.

Also The central character is so shallow, so stupid, so repugnant that I ca... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Painful, Uninspiring

See it if you want to support all of the arts no matter the quality

Don't see it if you want to feel good or hopeful about yourself and your future

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You appreciate any gay drama, even if it's cliched

Don't see it if You care about honest character portrayals of characters who aren't entirely self-indulgent

Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Dull

See it if You want really dry humor and a predictable plot. It was like watching an over grown high school student on stage.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained instead of bored for an evening.

Also While I do believe that the actors did their best, the play fell flat.... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see the relationship of a gay man and straight women accurately depicted with good acting performances.

Don't see it if you want to feel good about yourself or anything. There is so much room for discussion and morals that was neglected in this piece.

Cliched, Fluffy, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You're basic

Don't see it if You care about the theater

Banal, Cliched

See it if Lonely and single

Don't see it if Don't like cliches

Banal, Cliched, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You just want mindless entertainment

Don't see it if You want to be challenged as an audience member

Ambitious, Cliched, Banal, Dated

See it if Patience of a saint!

Don't see it if You are looking for a well written show

Banal, Overrated, Funny, Cliched, Irrelevant

See it if you are absorbed in your own little world. First world problems.

Don't see it if you like thought-provoking theater that covers bigger themes than being depressed about not being married.

Also Considering the text the actors are doing a brilliant job.

During previews
Cliched, Romantic, Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You like sitcoms (strong HIMYM vibes) and tearjerkers. Probably best in its feelings of loneliness.

Don't see it if Same old theme, jokes, & writing. Pretty cliched marriage/children plot. For a gay love story, SigO felt unbearably *straight.*

Also Broadway needs to get better about race - more inclusive of more voice... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Painful, Annoying

See it if You like spending your evening with narcissistic self-pitying whiners

Don't see it if You have a Netflix account

For a previous production
Banal, Disappointing, Dull, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you have nothing else to do.

Don't see it if you have other theatre options on your calendar.

For a previous production
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you think all gay men are miserable people, make terrible friends, and deserve to be alone forever. See it you hate all people too.

Don't see it if you're looking for a comedy that will charm you, enlighten you, or handle an important social issue with grace and tact. It's not that show.

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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