Australian Pop Star Cody Simpson Makes Broadway Debut in Anastasia November 29

Broadway News   Australian Pop Star Cody Simpson Makes Broadway Debut in Anastasia November 29
 
The singer-songwriter succeeds Zach Adkins as Dmitry.
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Cody Simpson, the Australian pop star and Cody Simpson & the Tide frontman known for such songs as "Underwater" and "Surfboard," is set to make waves on Broadway, taking his first bow as Dmitry in Anastasia November 29.

Anastasia_Broadway_Production_Photo_New_Cast_2018_[0013] Christy Altomare and Zach Adkins in ANASTASIA on Broadway, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018_HR.jpg
Christy Altomare and Zach Adkins Matthew Murphy

He succeeds original cast member Zach Adkins, who took on the role of Dmitry from Derek Klena earlier this year.

Simpson, whose albums include Paradise, Surfers Paradise, and Free, joins a cast currently led by Christy Altomare as Anya, Tony winner Judy Kaye as the Dowager Empress, Tony nominee Max von Essen as Gleb (who leaves the production December 16), Vicki Lewis as Countess Lily, and John Bolton as Vlad.

The Darko Tresnjak-helmed musical, based on the 1997 animated film, opened on Broadway in April 2017. Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who earned Oscar nominations for the score and song "Journey to the Past," composed new material for the stage adaptation, reuniting with their Ragtime collaborator Terrence McNally, who penned the book.

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