Legal fallout begins for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

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NEW YORK (AP) — The abrupt cancellation of this summer's North American arena tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is heading to court.

The Really Useful Group said Tuesday that it is taking legal action against producer Michael Cohl for the "unilateral decision" to scuttle the tour, which was to star punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.

The group is the London-based production company of "Superstar" composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Cohl's S2BN Entertainment had no immediate comment Tuesday.

The tour was to start June 9 in New Orleans and include stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Denver, New York City, Boston and Philadelphia.

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