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SIGNIFICANT OTHER Moves to Broadway

Posted on: July 11th, 2016 by Todd Haimes

 

SO-0005M-StandardArtFilesStandardArtFiles-300x300pxI’m happy to announce that schedules and theaters have finally aligned, and Significant Other will be transferring to Broadway in early 2017 with its full cast and design team intact.

The show will move into a Shubert Theatre to be announced, and performances will begin in mid-February.

The production will mark playwright Joshua Harmon and director Trip Cullman’s Broadway debuts. I’m incredibly proud to see yet another alum of the Roundabout Underground (Josh’s play Bad Jews premiered in the Underground and subsequently moved to the Pels) taking the leap to Broadway. And I am so happy that Josh’s sharp, funny, and sensitive play will be shared with a wider audience – and will again be brought to life by a phenomenal cast, including Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez.

This transfer marks another exciting achievement for our New Play Initiative. Thank you to everyone – most especially to Jill Rafson – for making the NPI such a vital part of Roundabout’s mission.


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Significant Other marks playwright Joshua Harmon’s return to Roundabout following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews. Warm, hilarious, and uncompromisingly honest, Significant Other takes us into the single life of late-twenties Jordan Berman as he confronts the limits of friendship, the inscrutabilities of dating, and the loneliness of adulthood.

Below, in the third installment of our Read/Watch&Listen/Do lists, you’ll find movies and music to immerse yourself in the world of the play and playwright.

 

MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING

This 1997 romantic comedy classic follows Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) as she attempts to break up the wedding of her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and his young fiancée Kimmy (Cameron Diaz). Julianne and Michael had an agreement to marry each other if they were still single at their 28th birthdays, and Michael and Kimmy’s wedding is set to take place just before that milestone – and just in time for Julianne to realize she’s loved Michael all along. Among Julianne’s tactics to win Michael back is a staged engagement between her and her friend George (Rupert Everett), who is actually gay. The friendship between George and Julianne helped to define the trope of the gay male – straight female friendship (Newsweek critic David Ansen said of the onscreen pairing, “It is the friendship between a straight woman and a gay man that has the nuances and depths of a good marriage”), and Everett’s character was famously such a hit with initial test audiences that the producers subsequently increased the size of his role.

THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR 1870-71

Brush up on your history (and/or recreate Will and Jordan’s date) with this documentary narrated by Bob Sessions, an installment of “The War File: The History of Warfare” series.

 

Music Videos for “I Hope You Dance” and “Because You Loved Me”

As the wedding songs for Kiki & Conrad and Laura & Tony (and the imaginary wedding song of Laura & Jordan), these two songs occupy major territory in the emotional landscape of Significant Other – not to mention the landscape of nineties-to-early-aughts romantic ballads. To fully appreciate these songs as the cultural milestones they are, music video viewing is a must.

“I Hope You Dance”

Lee Ann Womack

JORDAN: Oh my god, what is this?

LAURA: This is Kiki's song?

VANESSA: I am actually in heaven right now.

JORDAN: This is the girl who did coke off a FLOOR.

“Because You Loved Me”

Celine Dion

LAURA: What would our wedding song be? A jazz standard?

JORDAN: Eh. Wouldn't it be more fun to be like, ever-so-slightly subversive with the whole thing?

LAURA: What do you mean?

JORDAN: Like, pick something that's romantic but which is also, like, horrifyingly embarrassing, which you know there are people who choose that song without any irony but if we did it, it'd be like sure it's romantic, but also we're secretly ironically dancing to some retarded Mariah Carey early 90's number.

LAURA: Eh. Whitney?

JORDAN: Whitney. Is not. Ironic.

LAURA: No, I guess not.

      Beat

JORDAN: Celine.


Significant Other is a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit our website.


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SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO DO

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Olivia O'Connor

 

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Significant Other marks playwright Joshua Harmon’s return to Roundabout following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews. Warm, hilarious, and uncompromisingly honest, Significant Other takes us into the single life of late-twenties Jordan Berman as he confronts the limits of friendship, the inscrutabilities of dating, and the loneliness of adulthood.

Below, in our second installment of our Read/Watch&Listen/Do lists, you’ll find NYC-based activities to immerse yourself in the world of the play and playwright.

 

UNIQLO Free Fridays at MoMA

Every Friday from 4pm until closing (8pm), admission to all galleries, exhibitions, and films at the Museum of Modern Art are free, courtesy of clothier Uniqlo. Bring a best friend, a date, or yourself to contemplate a painting, Vanessa-and-Jordan style. Who are you today?

“Best Swimming Pools to Cool Off this Summer in New York City”
by Rebecca Fishbein

“Rooftop and Hotel Pools Open to the Public in NYC”
by Carolyn Stanley
If your office doesn’t have a Westchester country club pool party (like Jordan’s and Kiki’s does), take matters into your own hands and check out some of these New York City pools, courtesy of Time Out New York. The first list (“Best Swimming Pools…”) represents all five boroughs, with multiple free options on the list. The second option (“Rooftop and Hotel Pools…”) provides options for a more luxurious swim, with prices ranging from $30 to a stay at the Trump SoHo (from $395 a night). Attractive coworkers not guaranteed.

NYC Pride 2015

This morning, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right, a landmark decision that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states. The 5 to 4 ruling is a huge victory for LGBT activists and supporters and is sure to make this weekend’s Pride festivities – including the famed March (June 28th) – a historically big party. Join in celebrating a new chapter in the history of LGBT rights in America!


Significant Other is a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit our website.


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