‘Significant Other’ Meets the Press Pre Broadway Opening


Roundabout Theatre Company’s Significant Other, by playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), has made its way to Broadway and Theater Pizzazz’ MR Anderson was on the scene to talk to some of the cast and the creatives. (see video)

Roundabout Theatre Company gave us the Tony-Award winning hit play, The Humans. And this season, their celebrated, sold-out production of SIGNIFICANT OTHER, from the author of Bad Jews, is coming to Broadway, beginning performances February 14th and officially opening on March 2nd at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th St.).

People and relationships change. But what if everyone is changing faster than you? Is finding “the one” the only path to happiness? That’s exactly what’s racing through the mind of Jordan Berman as his best friends all find their significant others. Is separation anxiety from your friends normal? At least his grandma isn’t too busy to take his calls. It’s a show that’s a lot like life – sometimes absurd, always honest and full of humor.

The Broadway debut of playwright 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.

Cast members include: Gideon Glick, Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith.

The creative team includes choreography by Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Amélie), scenic design by Mark Wendland (Tony Award nominee, The Merchant of Venice, Next to Normal), costume design by Kaye Voyce (The Real Thing, The Realistic Joneses), lighting design by Japhy Weideman (Tony Award nominee, The Visit, Airline Highway, Of Mice and Men) and sound design by Daniel Kluger (The Common Pursuit).

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.