Julianne Hough Announces Positive COVID Test, Break From Broadway's POTUS | Playbill

Broadway News Julianne Hough Announces Positive COVID Test, Break From Broadway's POTUS

The Dancing With the Stars favorite is currently making her Broadway debut in the new play from Selina Fillinger.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough, currently making her Broadway debut in POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive at the Shubert Theatre, has announced a positive COVID test that will take her out of "a few" previews of the Susan Stroman-helmed production. The Dancing With the Stars favorite shared the news on in Instagram story. It's unclear how long Hough will be out of the production.

"Hi everyone, I'm really bummed to share that I have tested positive for COVID," Hough shares. "I am feeling okay, but unfortunately need to miss a few POTUS shows. Out of an abundance of caution, I'll be quarantining until I get the safe sign-off to return. Can't wait for everyone to see our incredible show!"

Directed by Tony winner Susan Stroman, the production is set to open April 27 and run through August 14. Twenty-eight year-old The Morning Show writer Selina Fillinger makes her Broadway debut as the work's playwright.

Along with Hough, the all-star cast includes Tony winner Julie White, Tony nominees Lilli Cooper and Vanessa Williams, Lea Delaira, Rachel Dratch, and Suzy Nakamura.

The work, a 2019 selection for the Killroys' List, is described as a "modern farce," centering on a PR nightmare that befalls the White House as seven female support staff risk everything to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. Cooper stars as Chris, DeLaria as Bernadette, Dratch as Stephanie, Hough as Dusty, Nakamura as Jean, White as Harriet, and Williams as Margaret.

See the Star-Studded Cast of POTUS Celebrate Their First Broadway Preview

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