A play about
"Amy" was scheduled to start performances Jan. 30 at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. The company's official website said the play has been canceled but did not provide any additional information.
The Associated Press reported Monday that Winehouse's father, Mitch, halted the production by refusing to give permission to use the British singer's music as well as photographs of her. The AP said that the theater had earlier been granted a permit to perform the play by the Danish copyright agency Koda.
Winehouse died last year at the age of 27 of apparent alcohol poisoning. The British pop singer had a well-known problem with
The play was written by a group of 11 Danish playwrights, according to the AP.
Separately, a portrait of Winehouse by the renowned artist Marlene Dumas was acquired by
"Amy Blue" was painted by Dumas after she heard of the singer's death. The artist was inspired by existing photographs of Winehouse on the Internet, according to the National Portrait Gallery. A video featurette on the painting can be viewed below.