Vanessa Williams and Rachel Dratch

Watch Now: Vanessa Williams & Rachel Dratch Discuss Broadway’s POTUS

This new play has audiences roaring with laughter at the Shubert Theatre! POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive is now in performances on Broadway ahead of an official opening on April 27, 2022, and two of the show’s stars, Vanessa Williams and Rachel Dratch, stopped by TODAY to discuss the hilarious new Broadway 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.

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