Courtney Love: Kurt Cobain Broadway Musical 'Very Likely' to Happen

Frank Micelotta

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City, 11/18/93.

Love says the decision hinges on finding an A-list team of collaborators to drive the project

The 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death (April 5) is almost here and if Courtney Love has her way, the Nirvana frontman's life story could be headed for the stage. In an interview with NME, Love expressed interest in pushing for a musical devoted to her late husband if A-list writers, producers and directors got on board. She credits an outpouring of fan interest in such a project for spurring her interest.

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Love asserts that "a Broadway musical is very likely to happen" if this A-team of collaborators can be commissioned. She continues:

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"There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn't been told before. I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see. I know her father's spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theatre with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives."

Love says both she and her 21-year old daughter Frances Bean Cobain (whom she had with Kurt around the time of their marriage) have pondered the proposition and thanks to "tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts" it's looking likely.

A Cobain musical would join Alanis Morisette's "Jagged Little Pill" musical and Green Day's "American Idiot" adaptation among alt-rock touchstones given the Broadway treatment.

In other Love news, the Hole singer confirmed today in an interview with the Quietus that Hole's mid-90s lineup has reunited to rehearse new material.


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