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

49
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You want to be annoyed

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

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.

85
Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You want a well-acted play about the difficulties of finding an actual connection as a gay man. If you want a hilarious/emotional night

Don't see it if You hate plays, don't want to listen to 20-somethings' drama, can't relate to romance difficulties

96
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Profound, Must see

See it if you are a human with feelings

Don't see it if you can't go in the next 2 days because it's closing :(

90
Clever, Funny, Relevant

See it if You want to be entertained, with relevant themes, a gay hero, laughs but also thoughtful.

Don't see it if You are homophobic.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You're a gay man in your 20s or if you know and love one.

Don't see it if You don't care about what one goes through when all their friends get married.

Also I thought this cast was very good. Especially the man playing the lead... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Great acting, Heartwrenching, Profound

See it if you feel you are being left behind by your friends getting married. Want to see a mostly musical cast in a non-musical show. Cathartic

Don't see it if you want a clear happy ending. Don't want your heart broken by Gideon Glick.

94
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you are in your 20s or want to reminisce about want your worries centered around back in those days.

Don't see it if the show has closed.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you're young or single. This is a rom-com chic flick turned musical, but includes a heart-wrenching and painful twist that will move you.

Don't see it if You prefer typical, or more abstract, theatre productions. While this may have a typical play format, it is genuine and modern to the max.

65
Clever, Ambitious, Slow, Indulgent, Funny

See it if You find millennials and their first world problems funny

Don't see it if You hate millennials

60
Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You get a super discount on a ticket

Don't see it if You love great plays, because this isn't one

67
Cliched, Indulgent, Disappointing, Quirky, Overbaked

See it if U don't mind knowing where the plot/characters are going to end up by the end of the 1st scene + it takes it's repetitive time to get there.

Don't see it if None of the above scares you off and you don't mind a been there/seen that feel to it all that goes all weepy without earning it.

Also Add to my remark in "Don't see it if..." that my daughter told me she ... Read more Read less

79
Relevant, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you like slice-of-life plays dealing with gay issues

Don't see it if you are looking for a deeply intense play

78
Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You've ever felt alone, stuck, or like everyone else's lives are taking off except yours. You want to see a beautiful performance by Glick.

Don't see it if You don't like foul language or conversations about sex.

70
Fluffy

See it if you are going through that life moment of losing your friends to their beaus and if you sympathize with people who whine about being alone

Don't see it if You want to see something that's deals with bigger problems than sending or not sending an email to a boy.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Modern

See it if You're looking for something current, new, a bit Millennial, but still deals with issues and feelings we all face.

Don't see it if You want something traditional that ends tied with a bow.

Also Lead actor is incredible in his ability to be vulnerable/sad/crying an... Read more Read less

68
Slow, Indulgent, Banal

See it if The price is right or you just want to kill two hours, or both.

Don't see it if You are expecting great comedy..it's just not that interesting..

79
Relevant, Great acting, Clever, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like seeing shows showing different types of relationships and how they change as peoples' lives progress.

Don't see it if You don't like shows showcasing unrequited love.

5
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

86
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Poignant

See it if you are interested in seeing a realistic and touching portrayal of how romantic relationships impact how we define intimacy and friendship.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that take place over a span of years shown through vignettes.

95
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like plays that are resonant and relatable to the human experience.

Don't see it if you want a large-scale spectacle or something classic.

88
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You love Rebecca Naomi Jones loved her in hedwig and American Idiot i really enjoyed this!

Don't see it if if you dont like live shows and great acting!

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you like to laugh and enjoy shows about friendship and the search for your perfect mate. And the cast is fantastic!

Don't see it if you don't like shows about relationships.

65
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like a play that has a whiner as it's main character.

Don't see it if If you are over 25 and want to see really good theater.


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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