Those who were hoping to get an opening night ticket to the Amy Winehouse-centric musical will have to wait longer, as Denmark’s Royal Theater has canceled a planned production of Amy after a copyright agency withdrew the show's permission to use Winehouse’s music catalogue, reports The Associated Press.
According to the report, Winehouse’s father, Mitch, objected to the production's use of songs and photographs of his Grammy-winning daughter and contacted the Danish copyright agency Koda to revoke the production's rights. A spokesman for the family said that the Winehouses had never given permission to the theater company in the first place. The production was scheduled to open on January 30, 2013, in Copenhagen.
Amy is a play with music, written by 11 Danish playwrights and based on interviews, videos, concerts, letters and articles concerning the late singer, who died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at age 27.
Winehouse was the first British female to win five Grammys, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Before her death, she endured a lengthy, publicized battle with alcohol and drug addiction.