Lights of Broadway: POTUS

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Synopsis: 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.


Opening night on Broadway is a magical moment for any show, and with a show like POTUS, anything could happen. As the curtain opens, the show starts out strong with several lines between 2 of the characters being a singular expletive four letter word starting with a C. A strong open for any political comedy on stage.

The shows cast of seven women made up the women keeping the unseen POTUS alive. Harriet played by Julie White, the Chief of Staff doing all of the work of the president for none of the credit. Jean played by Suzy Nakamura, the press secretary in love with the president’s sister. Margaret, played by Vanessa Williams, the presidents wife and First Lady. Stephanie played by Rachel Dratch, the mousey secretary to the president. Chris, played by Lilli Cooper, a reporter going through a messy divorce and being slowly phased out by her press organization. Dusty, played by Julianne Hough, the pregnant mistress of POTUS who is flown in an attempt to mitigate disaster. And Bernad