Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, objects to the use of her music, photos or belongings in the play, "Amy"
Amy Winehouse fans will have to wait for a stage production about the late singer after Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, objected to the use of her music, photos or belongings in a play that was to premiere in Denmark.
Winehouse spokesman Chris Goodman told the Associated Press Monday that the family never granted Denmark's Royal Theater permission to use the singer's materials in "Amy," which was written by 11 Danish playwrights. It was set to premiere on Jan. 30.
Danish copyright agency Koda had granted permission for the theater to perform the play. "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."
"Amy" tells the tale of the Grammy-winning singer's life and relationship with drugs and alcohol. Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011. She was 27. An autopsy found Winehouse had consumed five times the legal limit of alcohol before she died.