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First Look: POTUS, the New Broadway Comedy Led by an All-Star Cast

This new comedy directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman and written by playwright Selina Fillinger is now officially open at the Shubert TheatrePOTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive opened on Broadway April 27, 2022, and we’ve got your first look at the hilarious new play.

POTUS features an all-star cast of women, including Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper (TootsieThe Good Fight) as Chris, Screen Actors Guild Award winner Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New BlackThe Rocky Horror Show) as Bernadette, SNL comedy legend Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night LiveWine Country) in her Broadway debut as Stephanie, Emmy Award winner Julianne Hough (Footloose, Safe Haven, Dancing with the Stars) in her Broadway debut as Dusty, actress and comedian Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken, Horrible Bosses 2Avenue 5) in her Broadway debut as Jean, Tony Award winner Julie White (The Little Dog LaughedNurse JackieTransformers) as Harriet, and Grammy, Emmy & Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods, Ugly BettyDesperate Housewives) as Margaret. The cast also includes Anita Abdinezhad (Persian Pod), Gisela Chípe (Manifest), Jennifer Fouché (Chicken & Biscuits), and Lisa Helmi Johanson (Avenue Q) as standbys.

“One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble.”

Take a look at the new production photos below.


The Cast of POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
The Cast of POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Suzy Nakamura, Julianne Hough, and Lea DeLaria in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Suzy Nakamura, Julianne Hough, and Lea DeLaria in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Vanessa Williams and Rachel Dratch in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Vanessa Williams and Rachel Dratch in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Suzy Nakamura, Lea DeLaria, and Julianne Hough in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Suzy Nakamura, Lea DeLaria, and Julianne Hough in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Lilli Cooper, Rachel Dratch, and Vanessa Williams in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Lilli Cooper, Rachel Dratch, and Vanessa Williams in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Rachel Dratch and Julie White in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Rachel Dratch and Julie White in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Lilli Cooper in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Lilli Cooper in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Vanessa Williams and Julie White in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Vanessa Williams and Julie White in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Julie White in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Julie White in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Julie White and Suzy Nakamura in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Julie White and Suzy Nakamura in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Vanessa Williams in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Vanessa Williams in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Suzy Nakamura in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Suzy Nakamura in POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
The Cast of POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
The Cast of POTUS. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

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