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Vanessa Williams to Star in New Broadway Play POTUS
March 1, 2022, 5:46.49 pm ET


Photo: Rob Spicer

Grammy Award nominee and former Miss America Vanessa Williams will join six other talented women in Selina Fillinger’s new play “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive,” to play Broadway’s Shubert Theater, April 14-August 14. The production, which will be directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, officially opens on May 14.

In the play, 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.

In addition to Williams, the play will star Lilli Cooper, Lea DeLaria, Rachel Dratch, Julianne Hough, Suzy Nakamura, and Julie White. The cast also includes Anita Abdinezhad, Gisela Chípe, Jennifer Fouché and Lisa Helmi Johanson as standbys.

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