POTUS NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(524 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Great acting

About the Show

Vanessa Williams, Rachel Dratch, Julie White, and more star in this world premiere comedy.

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Member Reviews (524)

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909 Reviews | 924 Followers
88
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Funny

See it if you like fun and clever comedy. Expertly acted with perfect timing. Great story arc with opportunities for all actors to shine. FUN!

Don't see it if comedies are not your thing.

884 Reviews | 1014 Followers
87
Fun!, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You want a great night out and want to laugh. Excellent cast. Extremely funny and fast past. Finally something FUN on Broadway this season.

Don't see it if If you aren’t in the mood to laugh.

1002 Reviews | 412 Followers
98
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy sharp, smart, funny plays with all star casts at the top of their game delivering a relevant political message disguised as farce.

Don't see it if You can’t handle vulgar language or if you are a misogynist. This is all women and definitely told from their perspective. Read more

1048 Reviews | 254 Followers
80
Indulgent, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a clever, funny show with good acting.

Don't see it if Your not political or if presidents wives are not your thing.

546 Reviews | 1881 Followers
85
Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if From joke one the laughs keep flying. A delightful and surpisingly quick show that works.

Don't see it if You don't like political humor.

712 Reviews | 215 Followers
90
Raunchy, Raucous, Wild, Zany, Hilarious

See it if Crazed explosion of feminist satire. Wildly cheering audience. Amazing acting with perfect comic timing. Every character is a blast.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy high energy farce, irreverence, or sexual content.

708 Reviews | 155 Followers
86
Clever, Quirky, Delightful, Dizzying, Funny

See it if You enjoy farce-like comedies, are a fan of many of the cast members, enjoy political comedies, can make fun of a certain former POTUS

Don't see it if Do not enjoy slapstick or the occasional unbelievable scenario, are unimpressed by controlled chaos, don’t like questionable language

697 Reviews | 106 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like an over the top comedy about the support of women for a weak president. Great casting and staging. Really funny

Don't see it if you like sophisticated comedy or don't like language and crude talk of certain body parts. Read more

Critic Reviews (25)

The New York Times
April 27th, 2022

"As a farce, 'POTUS' still plays by old and almost definitionally male rules; farce is built on tropes of domination and violence. On the other hand, and more happily, 'POTUS' lets us experience the double-bind of exceptional women unmediated by the men who depend on their complicity."
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Time Out New York
April 27th, 2022

"'POTUS' works overall: It just wants to be funny, and it is, and that’s a pleasure. Today's body politic is riddled with sores. I can’t say for certain that laughter is the best medicine for that, but it sure is a welcome palliative."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 27th, 2022

"Fillinger’s whizbang comedy is not perfect. Its characterization slews crazily around; its grip on gross-out humor is a little loose. ... Still, 'POTUS' makes its many effective jokes with its jaw cocked. Every now and then a woman will marvel at another woman’s brilliance and ask, 'So why isn’t she president?' Darn tootin’."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 28th, 2022

"Performances are key in 'POTUS' and the cast, under the direction of Susan Stroman, exceeds expectations. They deliver their lines nimbly, which keeps the play agile and appropriately tense. White, with her screeching, nervous pacing, wide eyes and gesticulating arms, complements Nakamura’s intentionally stiff stance and staccato cadences. Their realization and brainstorming sessions hit the right mix of comical and stressful."
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Entertainment Weekly
May 2nd, 2022

"POTUS is a farce. Full stop. The likelihood that you will laugh until your face hurts is one of near certainty. But that doesn't mean the play doesn't still have something compelling to say amidst the unstoppable hilarity punctuated by artful spews of profanity."
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Deadline
April 27th, 2022

"If 'POTUS,' directed by Susan Stroman and opening today at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, never quite rises to the level of those three influences – not as darkly clever as 'VEEP,' as lightning quick as 'Noises Off' nor as go-for-deliriously-broke as Ludlam – 'POTUS' barrels through its weaker stretches on the contagious enthusiasm and in-it-together vivacity of a crowd-pleasing cast."
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The Washington Post
April 29th, 2022

"Every player, in fact, gets funny moments: The laughs are doled out so judiciously that the actors’ contracts may have been drawn up with the equal protection clause in mind."
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New York Post
April 27th, 2022

"What will appeal to some of about Fillinger’s play — but what also holds it back — is that it’s cranked up to about an 11 from the second the lights go up. The best farces, as well as sit-coms, start with some serene normalcy before everything goes haywire. How can we perceive this world falling apart, and laugh uncontrollably, if we never see it put together?"
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