Significant Other (play)
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Significant Other Play
Significant Other
Written by Joshua Harmon
Date premiered 2015
Place premiered Laura Pels Theatre, New York City
Original language English
Genre Comedy
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Significant Other is an American play written by Joshua Harmon, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2015.


The play was produced Off-Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre.[1] The play premiered on May 16, 2015 in previews, officially on June 18, and closed on August 16, 2015.[2][3] Directed by Trip Cullman, the cast featured Sas Goldberg, Gideon Glick, Carra Paterson, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith, John Behlmann and Barbara Barrie.[4][5]

It was produced by the SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston, Massachusetts, in September to October 2016.[6]

The play premiered on Broadway on February 14, 2017 in previews and officially on March 2 at the Booth Theatre.[7]The cast features Gideon Glick (Jordan), Barbara Barrie (Helene), John Behlmann (Will), Sas Goldberg (Kiki), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Vanessa), Lindsay Mendez (Laura), Luke Smith, and direction by Trip Cullman.[8][9] The production closed on April 23, 2017 after a run of 79 performances.[10]


The play concerns the lives of four college friends and their search for relationships. Harmon explained the premise: "How do you make life work for yourself when you feel that you're not living the life you're supposed to be living or want to be living? And how do you deal with that when the changes that you need to make are in some ways outside of your control?"[6]

Three of the friends, Kiki, Vanessa and Laura, all age 29, are engaged and are preparing for their respective weddings. Their college friend, Jordan Berman, is a gay man, who is seeking his own romantic relationships. Jordan Berman confides in his grandmother, Helene.


The play was included in The New York Times Top Ten Productions of 2015.[11]Significant Other is forthcoming from Samuel French.[12]

The CurtainUp reviewer wrote "Harmon has once again proved himself to be a wonderful wordsmith and astute chronicler of the quandaries faced by the millenial [sic] generation."[4]


  1. ^ "Meet The Next Big Thing In Theater". BuzzFeed. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Soloski, Alexis (2015-06-11). "With 'Significant Other,' Joshua Harmon Happily Writes About the Unhappy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Significant Other". Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Sommer, Elyse. "A CurtainUp Review. 'Significant Other'" CurtainUp, June 12, 2015
  5. ^ Isherwood, Charles (June 18, 2015). "Review: In 'Significant Other', a Young Man Pines as His Pals Pair Off". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ a b Wallenberg, Christopher. "One is the loneliest number in Harmon's 'Significant Other'" The Boston Globe, September 8, 2016
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew. " 'Significant Other' Begins Previews on Broadway Valentine's Day" Playbill, February 14, 2017
  8. ^ " 'Significant Other' Meets the Press Pre Broadway Opening", January 17, 2017
  9. ^ Staff. "Read Reviews for Broadway's 'Significant Other'" Playbill, March 2, 2017
  10. ^ "Breaking Up is Hard To Do: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Will Play Final Broadway Performance 4/23". Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Brantley, Ben; Isherwood, Charles (2015-12-08). "The Best Theater of 2015". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Search | Samuel French". Retrieved . 

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