Julianne Hough to Make Broadway Debut Alongside Vanessa Williams and Rachel Dratch in Play 'POTUS'

Julianne Hough will make her Broadway debut in POTUS, "a riotous comedy about the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world"

Julianne Hough, Vanessa Williams, Rachel Dratch
From left: Vanessa Williams, Julianne Hough, Rachel Dratch. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images; Amy Sussman/Getty Images; Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Julianne Hough is headed to the Great White Way!

The actress and singer, 33, will make her Broadway debut in POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, according to a Tuesday announcement on the play's official Twitter.

Hough stars in a hilarious compilation video alongside costars Vanessa Williams, Rachel Dratch, Suzy Nakamura, Lea DeLaria, Lilli Cooper and Julie White to share the news.

The actresses will play the seven women in the title of the play which, according to an official description, is "a riotous comedy about the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world."

"My entire life, I have always been inspired by the unmatched talent that graces the Broadway stage," Hough tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Being part of a production like this speaks to the artistry, dedication and grit that it takes to become that level of entertainer."

"I am incredibly humbled and honored to be joining [director Susan Stroman], [playwright Selina Fillinger] and this extraordinarily talented cast and crew for my Broadway debut," she adds.

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In an interview with The New York Times, Fillinger (The Morning Show) said that she started writing POTUS six years ago, adding of her inspiration, "For years, we're had this endless cycle of headlines about powerful men abusing their power, and each time I was fascinated by the women orbiting the men and enabling them."

"The more I started to think about these women, the farce started to write itself," she said.

According to Fillinger, 28, POTUS is not based on one specific individual but "an amalgamation of many men in power."

"I set it in the White House because that's the highest office in the land, but you could set it in any company and any institution and many homes," she told the Times.

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While POTUS will mark Hough's Broadway debut, she previously starred as Sandy in 2016's Grease Live and the film version of Rock of Ages in 2012.

POTUS will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Shubert Theater on April 14, before an official opening on May 9, according to the Times.

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