Five Burning Questions

Five Burning Questions with Significant Other Star Gideon Glick

June 17th, 2015 by

Five Burning Questions with Significant Other Star Gideon...
Gideon Glick always chooses really interesting, entertaining works to be a part of: Spring Awakening, The Few, Speech and Debate, Wild Animals You Should Know, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Shakespeare in the Park’s Into the Woods. Currently Glick shines as Jordan Berman, a gay man in his late 20s trying to find love in New York City as all his close female friends settle down around him, in Joshua Harmon’s gripping new dramedy Significant Other (just wait for his big monologue to Lindsay Mendez in Act Two). Below, the acclaimed actor talks to BroadwayBox about the relatability of Harmon’s script, powerful gay love stories and his go-go boy aspirations.

1. I love when Jordan does an intense Facebook stalk of his ex before calling his best friend Laura. Have you been guilty of such social media sleuthing and who do you call at those times to talk you down?
I have been sucked down many a Facebook hole. Instagram is more of a seductive culprit, though. Those Instagays get me almost every time. I don't normally need to be talked down from that, but my best friend, Sarah Steele, is always on hand to talk me down for any reason necessary.

2. This character and the way he and his search for love are written are really striking a chord with audiences, what are you hearing from people who see this show?
I came into this show thinking that it would only really speak to gay men or women in their late 20s, early 30s, but I’ve been really struck how its impact is crossing all lines of sexuality and age. I love talking to the older subscribers after the show and hearing them talk about how much they responded to it, much to their admitted surprise. I was pretty blown away when a straight male in what seemed to be his 70s came up to me after the show with tears in his eyes.

3. What, in your opinion, is the ultimate love story between two gay characters? Is there a book, film, play, TV saga that gets your mind and heart going crazy?
Giovanni's Room is a masterpiece. Brokeback Mountain is pretty stellar. Love is Strange is heartbreaking. I grew up on Queer as Folk and wanted to live my life as closely to Justin's as possible, so that'll always strike a chord with me, but I don't know how profound it is, more titillating. In high school all I wanted was be a go-go boy and date a confident and conceited 30-year-old ad exec.

4. Can you pick one line from Josh’s script that you most closely relate to? Can you narrow it down to just one and say, ‘that’s me’?
Every time I feel like I have fallen in love, the first song that pops in my head is Joni Mitchell's "Help Me," so that part REALLY rings true.

5. What’s something you love to do when you’re alone?
Blast show tunes and dance around in my apartment. In my underwear.

See Gideon Glick in 'Significant Other' at Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre through August 16.