Amy Winehouse play canceled in Denmark
Amy Winehouse performs on stage during Rock in Rio on July 4, 2008, in Arganda del Rey, Spain. / Getty
Denmark's Royal Theater will no longer be putting on a play about the late singer Amy Winehouse.
The singer's father stopped the performance, declining permission for the use of her music and photos in the production, officials said Monday.
Amy Winehouse: 1983-2011
The play "Amy," which was to have opened on Jan. 30 in a 220-seat theater in central Copenhagen, was based on interviews, concerts, Winehouse's letters and newspaper articles. Denmark's Royal Theater had earlier been granted a permit to perform the play by the Danish copyright agency Koda.
"We acted in good faith when we gave them the permission for the performance. We believed that the format - a theater play - was OK," Koda spokesman Nicolaj Hylten-Cavallius said. "We were told by her father and the lawyers around him that we can forget all about the rights for the music, the photos, branding and everything."
Koda said that Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, objected to the use of any of her music, photos or belongings but gave no reason why, Hylten-Cavallus said.
"Amy," which was written by a group of 11 Danish playwrights, depicted her life and relationship with drugs and alcohol.
The Grammy-winning British soul singer died from alcohol poisoning in July last year at the age of 27.
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