Singer/actress, Dionne Warwick has filed a lawsuit against the new Broadway musical ‘Baby, It’s You.’ The storyline of the musical depicts the life of a New Jersey housewife who discovered 1960s pop group The Shirelles and launched her own record label, Scepter Records. Warwick, who was formerly signed to Scepter Records, is now suing play producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Broadway Baby LLC for allegedly using her name and likeness without consent.
Joining Warwick in the suit against the musical producers are The Shirelles group members Beverly Lee, Chuck Jackson and the estates of the two decease members of The Shirelles.
The lawsuit claims that musical producers are exploiting the stories and successes of the plaintiffs likeness and biographical information without their consent and in violation of the law. The plaintiff have not filed an injunction to stop the show as of yet.