Dionne Warwick is one of the acts taking legal action against the producers of new musical Baby It’s You!.
Warwick and members of The Shirelles are claiming that their characters are featured in the musical without their permission, reports New York magazine.
The show, which opened on Broadway last night (April 27), tells the story of Florence Greenberg, who discovered The Shirelles and set up her own label Scepter Records.
Warwick, who was signed to the label, is joined in her legal action by singer Chuck Jackson and surviving Shirelles singer Beverly Lee and the estates of late bandmates Doris Coley and Addie Harris.
The lawsuit accuses theatre bosses of “chasing in on plaintiffs’ stories and successes, while using plaintiffs’ names, likenesses and biographical information without their consent and in violation of the law.”