Amy Winehouse's Father Pulls Plug on Musical
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:49:30
Ruh roh. Amy Winehouse's protective father has pulled the plug on a planned musical about her life.
The production, dubbed Amy, was set to launch in Denmark, featuring music from Winehouse's albums Frank and Back to Black. It was to be staged at the Danish Royal Theater in Copenhagen early next year.
Notice that we said "was." It's not being yanked from programming.
Producers were originally granted permission to use Winehouse's songs and photos for the project by the powers-that-be at copyright agency Koda. However, the late singer's father Mitch Winehouse has stepped in and shut down the project after revoking their license.
A Koda rep said, "We acted in good faith when we gave them the permission for the performance. We believed that the format – a theater play – was OK. 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."
The project was to explore all aspects of the singer's life, including her drug problems. It was set to open on January 30.
Would you have gone to see Amy if you had the means? Do you wish Mitch Winehouse didn't pull the plug?