Amy Winehouse Play at Danish Theater Scrapped

After the rights to the late singer's music was blocked, they had no choice but to cancel the show. Amy Winehouse Play at Danish Theater Scrapped

More than a dozen Danish playwrights had worked using interviews, concerts, letters and newspaper articles to create a play honoring the memory of Amy Winehouse.  It was set to open on January 30, 2013 but those plans have been scrapped after the late singer’s family blocked the use of music and photos in the performance.

Amy was to take place at a 220-seat theater in central Copenhagen but, despite the fact that Koda, a Danish copyright agency, had granted them permission to perform the play at Denmark’s Royal Theater, the curtain will not be lifted for this show after all.

The British star’s father, Mitch Winehouse, gave no reason as to why he objected to the use of her photos, music or belongings but was not willing to change his mind. 

A spokesman for Koda said that they acted “in good faith” and genuinely felt that they would be okay in that format as a theater play.  Mitch Winehouse and his lawyers said otherwise.

Undoubtedly, a lot of work was put into this so, hopefully, at some future date, the playwrights will get to showcase their efforts.

Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in her on last July at 27 years of age.

Written on Nov 27 2012 by Jeanne Dupuis (Google+ profile), writer at KOvideo. Tags: amy winehouse danish theater play music rights


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