Pop Star Cody Simpson to Join Broadway Cast of Anastasia
Simpson replaces Zach Adkins in the role of Dmitry.
Broadway's Anastasia will welcome pop star Cody Simpson to the cast on November 29. Simpson will take on the role of Dmitry until February 17.
The Australian pop star joins a company currently led by Christy Altomare (Anya), John Bolton (Vlad), Max von Essen (Gleb), Vicki Lewis as Countess Lily, and Judy Kaye (Dowager Empress). Dmitry is currently played by Zach Adkins.
Simpson burst onto the music scene in 2009 after being discovered and signed by Atlantic Records. He has gone on to release multiple records, tour with Justin Bieber, and created his new band, Cody Simpson & the Tide. Simpson recently performed for the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace and spoke at the United Nations Ocean Conference as the UN Development Program's Ocean Advocate.
Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 24, 2017. The musical features a book by Terrence McNally and an original score by Tony winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony winner Darko Tresnjak directs. Ahrens and Flaherty penned the tunes for the 1997 animated film on which the stage musical is based, and have expanded their score, which contains the songs "Once Upon a December" and "Journey to the Past," for the theatrical production.
Watch Simpson announce his Broadway debut below: