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

85
Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Maudlin, Dubious

See it if You are interested in the condition of a single gay man in the contemporary singles scene and if you like/love Gideon Glick (I do!).

Don't see it if You are finicky about getting the details of contemporary social life exactly right in theater.Or you hated The Sorrows of Young Werther.

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 :(

70
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if new take on loneliness and the meaning of partnership from a millennial POV. Funny, honest, uneasy. Strong ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if you're not keen on millennial angst and the dirty language that comes with it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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
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

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

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.

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

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.

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

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are or have ever been a twenty-something struggling with all your friends going off finding their SOs leaving you alone.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy. Sure there is some comedy in the show, especially act one, but act two is heartfelt and deep and you will cry!

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.

90
Millennial angst, with laughs.

See it if you like laugh-filled comedies with engaging characters...and a serious side, to boot.

Don't see it if a story about an unattached millennial wallowing in self-pity isn't quite your "thing".

Also In spite of its plot--gay, single Jordan, watching all his girlfriends... Read more Read less

59
Cliched, Indulgent, Fluffy, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you want a live will&grace&friends rom com with a few gem one liners & many more banalities

Don't see it if you want more from your theatre going experience.

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..

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You want a well written delightful story yet a tad sad.

Don't see it if You hate love

70
Resonant, Great staging, Cliched

See it if you want to see a single person's insecurities come out. Dating scene is NY is tough.

Don't see it if you want a totally absorbing play. I liked it, but I don't love it. I think the chemistry between the main characters are a little lacking.


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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