Promoter Michael Cohl on the "horrific" ticket sales that helped doom his tour - and why he's not done with the idea of taking Andrew Lloyd Webber shows on the road

We realized we had a problem the day we went on sale," reflects Michael Cohl. It had been four days since he officially pulled the plug on the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular tour before the cast could do its first show, which had been scheduled for June 9 in New Orleans. Looking back on what went wrong, Cohl, who was producer of the tour with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, is philosophical - convinced he had done everything he could to keep the lights on, but was done in by ticket sales he describes as "horrific."

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