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Photographer Sues 'Fela!' Producers Over Image

The cast of Fela performs onstage during the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 13, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

The cast of Fela performs onstage during the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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102051570 Photographer Sues 'Fela!' Producers Over ImageNEW YORK (AP) — A New York City photographer claims one of her images is being used without her consent as a backdrop in the Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Fela!”

Marilyn Nance is asking $150,000 for copyright infringement. She’s filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against the show’s producers.

The photo is of musician Fela Kuti’s nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria. The musical is about the late Afro-beat Nigerian superstar.

Nance’s photo also appears on the show’s souvenir material.

The producers include Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Their spokesman says they’ve tried but weren’t able to resolve the dispute.

Spokesman Richard Kornberg says they’re in the process of replacing the image.