Amy Winehouse Musical to Play Danish Royal Theater
According to the New York Times, the Danish Royal Theater will soon present a musical based on the life of the late Amy Winehouse. Producers revealed that the show will focus on "the enormous pressure a sensationalist public put on a young superstar when her problems began."
The musical will include songs from both of Winehouse's albums- 'Frank' and 'Back to Black.' Opening is set for January 2013 at Copenhagen's Red Room Theater.
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Amy Winehouse was an English pop-soul singer whose hit songs included "You Know I'm No Good" and "Rehab." A hot demo tape got Winehouse a recording contract with Island Records when she was still a teen. Her debut album, Frank (2003), earned heaps of praise and plenty of awards in the U.K., but it was her second release, Back to Black (2006), that made her a star in both the U.K. and the United States.
One month after Winehouse won Best Female Artist at the Brit Awards in February 2007, Universal released Back to Black in the U.S. The LP charted higher than any other American debut by a British female recording artist before it, and it remained in the Top Ten for several months, selling a million copies by the end of that summer. She passed away in summer 2011 from alcohol poisoning.