New in 2017 An Off Broadway hit, the hilarious and heart-wrenching coming-of-age story about a gay bachelor looking for love in the city makes its Broadway premiere.
From the producers: Meet Jordan Berman. He’s single. And he has a date with a co-worker to see a documentary about the Franco-Prussian war. At least, he thinks it’s a date. "Significant Other" follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in the twenty-something years.
Joshua Harmon's "Significant Other" was a hit with its Roundabout-Theatre-produced Off Broadway run at the Laura Pels Theatre in 2015.
Author Harmon's "Bad Jews" premiered at Roundabout's Underground Black Box theatre in 2012 in a sold-out extended run and transferred the following year to the Laura Pels Theatre. His work has also been produced and developed by Manhattan Theatre Club, Hangar Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Ars Nova, among others. "Significant Other" will be Roundabout’s second new play to transfer to Broadway, following the success of Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning The Humans.
A slick, well-made, funny-sad new comedy...director Cullman draws smart, entertaining performances. Still, what lulls us into the comfort of a good-natured, finely crafted party-play has a serious core of loneliness, which is lovely. In the very center of that core, however, are characters with no life who spend far too much of it dreaming about and planning their weddings.
Fluidly directed...Harmon is a very talented, humane playwright with a sharp eye and ear for the foibles of youth. Glick balances [his] character's narcissism with a greater feeling for his rueful sense of humor. Jordan still has his annoying qualities, but they're embedded in a recognizable humanness. Credit to the actor, but also to the author for giving him a character with depth to explore.