Jesus Christ Superstar tour canceled, scheduled at Scottrade Center July 1
NEW YORK (AP) _ A new arena version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” starring punk legend John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child has abruptly cancelled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.
Producers quietly pulled the plug on the project Friday without explanation. Show publicist Fran Curtis did not return messages seeking a reason for the cancellation.
The tour was to start June 9 at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans and include stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Denver, New York City, Boston and Philadelphia.
By MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer