Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Significant Other

From 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)

Member Reviews (605)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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

80
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like comedies that are also serious and thought provoking. Beautifully acted and staged.

Don't see it if You don't like plays dealing with relationships and finding love.

92
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Refreshing, Moving

See it if for sure if you've ever felt like the last single person at a party, but also just for a pitch-perfect ensemble in a very funny, lovely play

Don't see it if You need something that feels deeply serious or thematically grandiose. It's an intimate play that runs like a near-perfect sitcom.

75
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you want a somewhat light evening with some laughs and to catch several good performances.

Don't see it if you aren't up for a long pity party for the lead character (who ultimately grows a bit).

89
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy human interaction and the exploration of loneliness and growing up.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy snarky humor and adorable dance scenes.

90
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You are in your 20's and can relate to all your friends growing up around you. Very poignant, great representation of a gay character

Don't see it if You will be bothered by some more emotional scenes. It tackles some serious topics in a very light way, but the issues are still there.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if You want a story based comedy and slight sadness as you get older and your friends start to marry off, where do you stand as their friend.

Don't see it if You are looking for a night away from youths. The story can come off as cliched as it deals with today's generation growing up.

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

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you like funny, inventive, and touchingly resonant modern portrayals of friendship, dating, and marriage.

Don't see it if you're expecting it to be something it isn't.

78
Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you are a millennial who is wrapped up in yourself or want to see a powerhouse performance by Gideon Glick

Don't see it if you are looking for anything deep or that will stay with you; also wouldn't recommend paying full price

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You would like to watch a show about friendships, and how marriage challenges them.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or you are single. The first half is hilarious, and the second half is sad.

78
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You like plays about people today dealing with courtship and their friends and relationships in general. Smart and sweet play.

Don't see it if You aren't into shows about friendships and love.

90
Funny, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy comedies with dramatic moments. Excellent writing with a script that makes you think about your own life. Top notch acting!

Don't see it if you hate plays that might make you think about your own life. you don't like some raunchy comedy moments.

82
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if you would enjoy a single, young gay man who hungers for love as friends are getting married and settling down. Gideon Glick is charming.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to go along for the ride as the main character struggles with relationships amidst brutally honest friends and relatives.

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Relatable

See it if If you're looking for a fun, but thought-provoking play about love, friendship and loneliness;

Don't see it if If you're looking for something with a lot of depth or something too light-hearted. This was in between the two factors :)

91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like relevant comedy writing with great acting.

Don't see it if you are more into deep drama.

Also Intelligent look at relationships and the feeling of needing to be wit... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Funny

See it if You are looking for laughs in a touching story that explores friendships with respect to life changing decisions that will make you reflect!

Don't see it if You haven't any sensitivity for alternate lifestyles, as well as people facing ever changing friendships while searching for lifelong love.

86
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you enjoy stories about groups of friends, all kinds of relationships, or complicated feelings.

Don't see it if you dislike when people lay their feelings bare, are looking for a perfect HEA, or are closed-minded.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Gideon Glick elevated the show with his sensitive and compelling performance that's worth the price of admission. Great ensemble. Slick set.

Don't see it if I admired the subject matter and focus on Glick's character. The play was a little too long and repetitive at times.

78
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

60
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you like stories of dating in the 90s.

Don't see it if you're single and uncomfortable about it.

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.

50
Sit-commish, Tired

See it if liked Friends on TV or are age 30 an under...

Don't see it if you want to pay for what you could see on television, over age 30 and intelligent!

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like dramedies about ones partnership status. Like cleaver dialogue and good acting. Contemporary themes

Don't see it if You don't think being single at a wedding is the worst thing ever. If you don't like to see big flaws in the choices of your main character

70
Funny, Great acting, Slow, Depressing, Too long

See it if You are in relationship and enjoy friendship story lines. You will like the talent on stage. The ladies are all Broadway stars.

Don't see it if You are single and over sensitive about it. I found the ending quite depressing and did not leave the theatre in good spirits.


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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