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Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Is Going on Tour

And Rio may be heading to Broadway.

Justin Matthew Sargent and Rebecca Faulkenberry in Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark on Broadway.
(© Seth Walters)

Broadway producer Michael Cohl dished the dirt on a handful of Broadway productions in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal. According to Cohl, the now-closed, infamous Broadway production will set out on an arena tour in place of the previously announced Las Vegas production. He plans to launch the tour in "late 2015 or winter 2016."

"I think Spider-Man is a pop culture rock show that was meant to be in arenas," Cohl said.

The Broadway production of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark ended its three-year run at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Inspired by the Marvel comic-book series, the musical features a score by Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The $75 million Broadway production began performances November 28, 2010, and set the record for the most previews ever in Broadway history — 182.

Cohl also discussed the recently canceled tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, which he called "a disaster," explaining that ticket sales had been "terrible." He also divulged plans to premiere a stage version of the Fox animated film Rio in Brazil in 2016. Cohl went on to say that he'd like to bring the show to Broadway following that premiere.