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Gideon Glick is Ready to Mingle in Significant Other

Gideon Glick is Ready to Mingle in Significant Other

Gideon Glick, Ready to Mingle
Photography: Daniel Seung Lee

Significant Other is that rare thing, hilariously specific but universal at almost every turn.

"Are you single? Are you lonely?" asks Gideon Glick in Significant Other, now premiering at Broadway's Booth Theatre after a rapturously reviewed off-Broadway run. Written by Joshua Harmon, the show follows Jordan, a 29-year-old single, lonely gay man (Glick) who finds himself infatuated with an ambiguous colleague and left behind as his gal pals disappear into a deluge of bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. Its riotous dialogue--about the woes of dating in the modern, digital world--strikes the same bittersweet nerve Annie Hall did 40 years ago. "It was the first time I read a play where I thought, This is how people talk," says Glick. "I texted my best friend immediately and said, 'Look, it's us!'"

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In real life the actor, a veteran of Spring Awakening, is about to move in with his doctor boyfriend, but he still had a deep well of experience to tap into. Says Glick, "I had five good years of yearning, and striving to find a relationship, and not being able to find the right fit, and coming to the conclusion that maybe it won't happen ever again."

Who hasn't been there? Significant Other is that rare thing, hilariously specific but universal at almost every turn. "When I read [the script] I thought, This is me--and I had thought I was so alone," says Glick. "But what's amazing is that I'd leave the stage door [during the off-Broadway run], and all these people--gay, straight, male, female, young, old--would tell me, 'This is me.' There's nothing more thrilling than that."

Styling: Michael Cook

Groomer: Angela DiCarlo

Shirt: Hermes

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