Yes, yes, it was announced several months ago, but I forgot to post about it. But since today is the day the tour premieres in Rhode Island, it’s rather appropriate to write about it now.
The grand, glorious US tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera stars Mark Campbell as the Phantom, Ben Jacoby as Raoul, and Julia Rose Udine and Grace Morgan sharing the role of Christine. I will admit that I’m not sure how epic this cast will rate since I’m not especially familiar with any of these performers (although Mark Campbell’s name sounds awfully familiar), but at the same time I realize that they would not just cast any old people. Phantom is a rigorous production that requires the best of the best, and I’m sure they’ll deliver.
You can see the entire cast listing at the official US tour website, and you can watch a preview of the production in the clip below. This footage was taken from the UK tour, but the US version will have the same sets and costumes, just different actors (which makes me sad because I would have loved to see John Owen-Jones as the Phantom).