Significant Other Sets First Preview and Opening Date
DIRECTED BY TRIP CULLMAN
SETS FIRST PREVIEW & OPENING DATE
A NEW AMERICAN PLAY COMING TO BROADWAY
PREVIEWS BEGIN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY14TH
OPENING, THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND
FOLLOWING A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PREMIERE AT
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
(New York, NY) Producers of the Broadway bound Significant Other, a new play by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), are excited to announce the show will play at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th St.) with previews slated to begin Tuesday, February 14th, and officially opening Thursday, March 2nd.
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.
The Broadway debut of author Joshua Harmon will be complemented by the Broadway debut of rising young director Trip Cullman, who guided the play to its successful off-Broadway engagement.
Significant Other was a NY Times Critic’s Pick when it premiered last summer at Roundabout Theatre Company. Charles Isherwood, writing in the New York Times, called it “an entirely delightful new play, as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring.” Time Out (Adam Feldman) agreed, noting “as funny as Harmon’s breakthrough play Bad Jews, Significant Other is a timely, well-observed, sharp but bittersweet New York comedy; the play’s main assets are the keenness of the writing, studded with wry one-liners, and the humanity of the performances.” The New York Observer (Rex Reed) declared: “Significant Other is for everyone looking for a timeshare in the space we all occupy when life moves faster than we do. A wonderful play about unrequited love, offered with warmth and without sentimentality. I doubt if there is anyone who is unable to relate profoundly to the characters in this play and what they go through.” The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney) summed it up as follows: “A funny-sad, vibrantly contemporary lonely-heart portrait.”
Significant Other began at Roundabout Theatre Company following the professional debut and world premiere of Joshua Harmon‘s play Bad Jews at Roundabout Underground’s Black Box in fall 2012. Bad Jews was the first play to transfer to the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre and became the third most produced licensed play last season. Significant Other becomes Roundabout’s second new play to transfer to Broadway following the success of Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning play, The Humans.