Significant Other


Significant Other

April 3 - May 6, 2018
Gil Cates Theater

Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Featuring Melanie Field, Vella Lovell, Preston Martin, Keilly McQuail, John Garet Stoker, Concetta Tomei & Will Von Vogt

"Glorious! Significant Other is an unorthodox (and increasingly dark) romantic comedy that will appeal both to traditionalists craving more existential realism and theatergoers who have long felt excluded from the genre." – Los Angeles Times
"It’s refreshing to see the gay character normally reserved for comic relief take center stage. And how marvelous that the role, magnificently inhabited by Will Von Vogt, has as much depth and complexity as sass." – Los Angeles Times
"Keilly McQuail and Will Von Vogt are absolutely riveting in Significant Other, Joshua Harmon’s mostly funny, sometimes sad take on the pitfalls of being the gay best friend." –
"Joshua Harmon’s smart, funny, bracingly sardonic romcom features all-around sensational performances... above all there is Will Von Vogt’s bravura star turn as Jordan." –
"Under Stephen Brackett's finely paced direction, the actors are sublime. Keilly McQuail keeps Kiki self absorbed and very funny. Melanie Field is just marvelous as Laura. Will Von Vogt steals the play as Jordan with so many highs and lows to play... he creates a terrific balance and wins our hearts." –
CRITIC'S PICK! “Entirely richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring." – The New York Times
“A lovely, bittersweet comedy about romantic yearning.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Strikes the perfect balance between comedy and pathos.” – Variety

After a successful Off-Broadway and Broadway run, Joshua Harmon brings his affecting and hilarious play about finding and lacking love to the Geffen Playhouse. Significant Other follows Jordan, a single, young professional with a close group of female friends who slowly drift away as they each get married while he searches for his own “Mr. Right.” From the writer of the Geffen’s 2015 runaway hit Bad Jews, this New York Times Critics’ Pick revels in the paradox of feeling old when you’re still young and the sometimes-crushing loneliness that comes with growing up. With humor and humanity, Significant Other offers a relatable portrait of twenty-something urban life and the seemingly endless string of weddings that accompany it.

$20 Mobile Rush tickets will be available at 9:00 a.m. each performance day on a first-come, first-served basis through TodayTix.




Meet The Artists

JOSHUA HARMON (Playwright)
Joshua Harmon’s plays include Bad Jews (Roundabout Theatre Company), Significant Other (Roundabout Theatre Company; Broadway/Booth Theatre), Admissions (Lincoln Center Theater), Ivanka (staged readings across the country on Election Eve, 2016) and Skintight (upcoming at Roundabout Theatre Company). Bad Jews has been one of the most produced plays in the United States of the last few years and has received international productions in Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, South Africa and London’s West End, following sold-out runs at Theatre Royal Bath and the St. James. Fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts and NNPN. Joshua is an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company and under commission from Manhattan Theatre Club. Education: Juilliard.

Stephen is a Brooklyn-based director specializing in the development of new plays and musicals. Credits include: Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Barrow Street Theaters/National Tour/London’s Menier Chocolate Factory), Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill (Two River Theater), The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Theaterworks USA), Kerrigan-Lowdermilk’s The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater), Tasha Gordon-Solmon’s I Now Pronounce (Humana Festival), Philip Dawkins’ Le Switch (About Face Theatre), Caroline McGraw’s Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), David West Read’s The Great Pretender (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik’s Wringer (New York City Children’s Theater), Bixby Elliot’s Sommerfugl (InViolet), Anton Dudley’s City Of (Playwrights Realm), Lucas Kavner’s Carnival Kids (Lesser America), Ken Urban’s The Correspondent (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Chad Beckim’s After (Partial Comfort), Dan Fishback’s The Material World (Dixon Place), Bekah Brunstetter’s Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), and The Tenant (Woodshed Collective). Upcoming: Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop (Playwrights Horizons).

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Performance Info


2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.