Australian pop star Cody Simpson hasn’t made his Broadway debut in “Anastasia” but, however he’s already getting fan mail on the Broadhurst Theatre.
“I assumed, ‘Don’t leap the gun guys,’ I may not be any good,” Simpson says.
The 21-year-old crooner, who famously dated Gigi Hadid on-and-off for 2 years, will take over the lead function of Dmitry beginning on Nov. 29.
“I’ve been in rehearsals for a month doing one thing completely different on daily basis, whether or not it’s blocking choreography or doing a scene … it’s not all that completely different from getting ready for a tour,” the “La Da Dee” singer says.
Simpson will star alongside Broadway veteran John Bolton and fan-favorite Christy Altomare within the present, which has been operating since Might 2017.
“He’s unimaginable, rehearsals are going rather well,” Altomare, who performs the title function, says of the Aussie singer-songwriter.
Simpson’s casting follows a string of pop stars being tapped for Broadway stints, together with Brendon Urie of Panic on the Disco, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters in “Kinky Boots” and Katharine McPhee in “Waitress.”
“I watched the (1997 Fox animation) film ‘Anastasia’ as a child and after I heard about this present I used to be like, ‘Wait, that Anastasia?’” Simpson says. “I truly sing quite a lot of musical theatre-style stuff in my spare time, so I really feel like a got here into this beautiful ready.”
Theatre followers can discover out for themselves when he takes the stage in “Anastasia” from Nov. 29 via Feb. 17.