Cody Simpson is now officially a Broadway star.

The 21-year-old Australian singer played Dimitry in the Broadway musical adaptation of the classic Russian tale Anastasia at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York on Thursday.

Simpson replaces Zach Adkins, who last played the role of Dimity on Sunday. Christy Altomare currently stars in the lead role of Anastasia in the play, which is about the Romanov princess of the same name from St. Petersburg, Russia who sets out on a journey to discover the truth about her past. Anastasia was also made into a 1997 animated 20th Century Fox film in which Meg Ryan provided the voice of the titular princess.


The Broadway musical adaptation of Anastasia first opened on April 24, 2017. The show also stars John Bolton, Judy Kaye, Vicki Lewis and Max von Essen.

Simpson first rose to fame in 2009 after signing a deal with Atlantic Records. He has since released many albums and toured with Justin Bieber. He also formed his band Cody Simpson & the Tide. Simpson also recently performed at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth II. 

After Thursday’s performance on Broadway, Simpson also took photos with and signed playbills for fans.

Simpson clearly won the hearts of many theater fans this week with his Broadway debut, judging from the reactions on social media.

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