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Both arenas and theatres are in Spider-Man's future

Michael Cohl at the Foxwoods Theater in New York, Sept. 8, 2010.

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Concert and theatre producer Michael Cohl is looking at touring Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark internationally in both theatres and arenas.

Reports had circulated that Cohl and the other producers of the $75-million (U.S.) Broadway musical were looking specifically at arenas in Europe. However, Cohl said Tuesday that they were hoping to place the production in both, and that the show may be "retooled" to fit different venues.

"I would hope … we're up in three or four cities and touring arenas throughout the world, I would think within the next three or four years at the latest," the Toronto native said.

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Cohl, who has a long association with the Rolling Stones, gave no indication of an imminent Stones tour. Guitarist Keith Richards had recently indicated in the British press that the group might tour in 2013, with reports that the tour might focus on multiple performances in New York, Los Angeles and London. "I read the same reports. I don't know anything more than you do. The band will get together and make the decision, and we'll all find out," Cohl said.

Cohl, who is also routinely involved in projects much smaller than Spider-Man or supergroup rock tours, is currently promoting the documentary Big Easy Express,on which he is executive producer, about a small concert tour by the British folk-rock group Mumford & Sons and other bands across the United States by train.

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