When the curtain goes up on previews for the national touring production of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Jan. 9 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, the masked man will be played by the understudy, Cooper Grodin. Grodin replaces star Mark Campbell who is withdrawing from the tour for personal reasons.
Cooper Grodin | HANDOUT PHOTO
Grodin’s credits include the 25th anniversary national tour of “Les Misérables,” Shakespeare in the Park’s “Into The Woods” and the Drama Desk-nominated “The Golden Land.” The cast also features the previously announced Julia Udine as Christine, Ben Jacoby as Raoul, Jacquelynne Fontaine as Carlotta and Linda Balgord as Madame Giry.
“Phantom of the Opera” runs Jan. 9 through Mar 2 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. For tickets, visit broadwayinchicago.com.