Broadway Play 'Significant Other' to Close

Joan Marcus
'Significant Other'

The bittersweet comedy follows a 20-something gay man confronting the void of his emotional solitude as his best girlfriends transition, one by one, into marriage and motherhood.

Joshua Harmon's play Significant Other will end its Broadway run.

The bittersweet comedy — about a 20-something gay man confronting the void of his emotional solitude as his best girlfriends transition, one by one, into marriage and motherhood — will play its final performance at the Booth Theatre on Sunday, April 23. It will have played 79 performances.

Significant Other premiered off-Broadway with Roundabout Theatre Company in 2015, when it drew critical acclaim and landed on a number of publications' annual roundups of the best New York theater, including The Hollywood Reporter's.

Yet upon transferring to Broadway, where the production opened March 2, it proved a weak draw at the box office. Last week, the show grossed only $141,742 — just 19 percent of its potential gross — and the theater was only 45 percent full, according to the Broadway League. Its cumulative grosses after seven weeks stand at a little over $1.2 million.

The play is the Broadway debut of both playwright Joshua Harmon and director Trip Cullman. It stars Gideon Glick, Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez and Luke Smith.

Lead transfer producer Jeffrey Richards told The New York Times that the show might next be staged at various theaters around the country, including the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Significant Other is one of a handful of closings of the 2016-2017 season. Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer, wrapped its limited run two weeks early in January due to flagging sales, and Cirque du Soleil's debut musical production, Paramour, will close on April 16.

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