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Subtle face-lift adds to stunning ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Cooper Grodstars as Phantom JuliUdine portrays Christine national touring producti'The Phantom Opera.' | Phoby Matthew Murphy

Cooper Grodin stars as the Phantom and Julia Udine portrays Christine in the national touring production of "The Phantom of the Opera." | Photo by Matthew Murphy

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Updated: January 17, 2014 7:38AM

For the 130 million people (literally) who have seen the original production of “The Phantom of the Opera” — whether once, or multiple times since it first arrived on the London stage in 1986, the extraordinarily opulent new North American touring version of the musical now at the Cadillac Palace Theatre will be a genuine treat.

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