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

63
Entertaining

See it if you are interested in how a gay fellow feels when his female friends find significant others and he doesn't.

Don't see it if you're interested in drama (this one with laughs) in which the central character changes as a result of his experiences the play depicts.

Also What's this play about? Not Jordan taking a hard look at himself to se... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy modern relationship plays that combine humor and sadness, and a gay protagonist longing for a significant other...

Don't see it if dislike plays about twenty somethings dealing with relationship issues, friendship, love and sex.

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Want a night of good theTre that breaks down the fear of growing older alone. Funny moments abound.

Don't see it if Are uncomfortable with gay lead characters and clicky friendship angst.

82
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You'd like to see a show that's funny and about people in 20s or 30s and the struggles of finding a partner.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a dramatic play or not interested or uncomfortable with gay relationship.

77
Raunchy, Millenial, Resonant, Indulgent, Laugh-out-loud

See it if Are a millennial, whether proud or ashamed; have experienced dating in New York; for versatile secondary actors and perfectly tuned leads

Don't see it if Refuse to like or sympathize with flawed characters; expect a tone that is consistently earnest or consistently cynical; don't like swearing

90
Refreshing, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy new plays and contemporary drama with large well written characters/relationships portrayed with genuine truth and sincerity.

Don't see it if you're single and lonely 😭

50
Disappointing

See it if you have some favorites that are in the show. Some great casting in the leads and supporting leads, but not a fan of Ms. Barry's performance

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with gay roles being portrayed on stage.

80
Funny, Resonant, Poignant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy contemporary comedies. This production has a strong cast, but the lead definitely the star. What a performance!

Don't see it if you prefer more pretentious fare or are bothered by foul language.

95
Intense, Quirky, Resonant, Darkly humorous, Shattering

See it if you're between late teens and late twenties/early thirties, love your friends more than anything else in the world, or struggle romantically

Don't see it if you are concerned by really dark humor, don't understand the modern dating struggle, or are expecting a typical Broadway play

95
Clever, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if See this show if you live in this day and age. Intensely relevant and painstakingly accurate, our relationship to love is always changing.

Don't see it if You don't have a beating heart.

85
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant

See it if You like shows that are both funny and sad You want to be entertained

Don't see it if You only like musicals

86
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are (or ever have been) single or a friend

Don't see it if Slightly caricatured secondary characters bother you or you need a main character that is totally likable

85
Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if You're interested in contemporary themes such as gay love and what happens when all of our friends start getting married

Don't see it if You're offended by crude dialogue, if you dislike contemporary plays, or if you want a show that will leave you feeling uplifted

Also This show hit super close to home for me but I loved every minute of i... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Great acting, Poor staging, Funny, Banal

See it if you're up for an awkwardly funny play about a gay man searching for love and failing. You're okay with unresolved endings.

Don't see it if you hate being single or seeing your friends moving on in their lives. You dislike unhappy endings or a slightly narcissistic protagonist.

Also The staging for this show was needlessly complicated and unpleasant. W... Read more Read less

81
Great acting, Intense, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if Like a mix of drama and comedy. There are some very striking moments of truth.

Don't see it if Want a strong protagonist. The lead character is expertly acted, but the role is a person going through a tough time.

85
Funny, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You enjoy comedy/dramas about human relationships. Are interested in LGBT themes.

Don't see it if You prefer hard-edged material.

Also Not an earth-shaking drama, but very believable and touching. And ther... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Overrated, Resonant

See it if you are interested in gay themes explored through a fairly normative lens. Also if you like sometimes dark comedy and intense acting.

Don't see it if you are not interested in gay characters and how they deal with relationships--particularly a very heavy theme of loneliness.

80
Entertaining, Well-written, Great acting

See it if you would enjoy a play that moves from skillful but sit-com type humor in the first act to real pathos and complexity in the second

Don't see it if you would mind watching an enjoyable but imperfect and too long first act to get to the well done emotional pay off in the second

92
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Heartbreaking, Delightful

See it if you want to have a show that will make you laugh your ass off and rip your heart out! The best of both worlds--but honestly it's amazing!!

Don't see it if you want purely a comedy or drama; this is definitely a mix of the two

43
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

80
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to feel someone's drama based on someone's happiness

Don't see it if You don't like gays

40
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

88
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Affecting

See it if you want an honest to God comedy on Broadway. An insightful, funny and affecting look at a gay man's search for love. LOVE Trip Cullman!

Don't see it if you're not really interested in romantic comedies...and it is a bit long.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Profound, Resonant

See it if You want to see a master class in acting from Gideon Glick. The play is funny and emotional, especially as it discusses growing up.

Don't see it if You don't have a beating heart.

90
Screwed by ben brantley, Funny, Poignant

See it if You enjoy clever comedies about single life; poignant observations on single life; stellar performances

Don't see it if You are tired of single life comedies or gay life plays; insist on intellectual content

Also Christopher Isherwood of the Times raved about this play Off Broadway-... 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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