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Amy Winehouse Play Canceled After Father Objects

Danish production was set to open in January

Amy Winehouse performing at the Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, Somerset, England on June 28 2008.
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November 26, 2012 4:25 PM ET

A play about the life of Amy Winehouse has been scrapped after the late singer's father denied permission to use her music and likeness, according to the New York Times. The Royal Theater in Denmark has canceled the production, which was set to open January 30th, after the reaction from Mitch Winehouse. 

Eleven Danish playwrights collaborated on the script for the play, which focused on the singer's troubles with drugs and alcohol and "the enormous pressure a sensationalist public put on a young superstar when her problems began," as the producers suggested. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

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