POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive A New Play by SELINA FILLINGER In her Broadway Debut Directed by Tony Award Winner SUSAN STROMAN
Tony Award Nominee LILLI COOPER
SAG Award Winner LEA DELARIA
SNL Comedy Legend RACHEL DRATCH
Emmy Award Winner JULIANNE HOUGH
Actress & Comedian SUZY NAKAMURA
Tony Award Winner JULIE WHITE
and Grammy Award Nominee VANESSA WILLIAMS
STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
Inaugural Performance Thursday, April 14, 2022
Opening Night Monday, May 9, 2022
At the Shubert Theatre
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Tony Award-winning production company Seaview (Slave Play), Academy Award-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor’s 51 Entertainment (A Star is Born), Olivier Award-winning Glass Half Full Productions (Betrayal), and Tony Award winning entertainment company Level Forward (What the Constitution Means to Me), are thrilled to announce the world premiere of Selina Fillinger’s new play POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive. A 2019 selection for The Kilroys’ List, this modern farce will stake its flag on Broadway this spring at the iconic Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). POTUS marks the Broadway debut of 28-year-old playwright Selina Fillinger (Something Clean), in a production directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys).
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. POTUS features an all-star cast of women, including Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie, “The Good Fight”) as Chris; Screen Actors Guild Award winner Lea DeLaria (“Orange is the New Black,” The Rocky Horror Show) as Bernadette; “SNL” comedy legend Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live,” Wine 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 2, “Avenue 5”) in her Broadway debut as Jean, Tony Award winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed, “Nurse Jackie,” Transformers) as Harriet; and Grammy, Emmy & Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods, “Ugly Betty”, “Desperate Housewives”) as Margaret. The cast also includes Anita Abdinezhad (Persian Pod), Gisela Ch pe (“Manifest”), Jennifer Fouch (Chicken & Biscuits), and Lisa Helmi Johanson (Avenue Q) as standbys.
Broadway’s uproarious new comedy about the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world, POTUS begins previews at the Shubert Theatre on Thursday, April 14, 2022, with an official Opening Night of Monday, May 9, 2022, for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14, 2022. Director Susan Stroman stated, “I could not be more excited to be headed to the Shubert Theatre this spring with Selina Fillinger and POTUS. Selina’s wickedly funny satire questions how complicit we really are in the woes of the world — and what would happen if we simply stood back instead of continuing to empower the leaders who got us to where we are in the first place. Truly, it’s an honor to work with her and this incredible cast of women. I am thrilled this comedy is part of Broadway’s return—we all need to experience a good laugh right now.”