Courtney Love Still Toying with Idea of Nirvana Musical
Published Apr 01, 2014Like 2Pac before him, Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain may soon be honoured with his very own Broadway musical.
Rumours about a possible theatrical production based on the songwriter's life date back to 2012, and now Cobain's widow Courtney Love has added fuel to the fire by discussing the planned project with NME. Although it's by no means confirmed, she revealed that she and daughter Frances Bean Cobain are open to the idea if the quality is high enough.
Love said, "After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fan mail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen."
Love added that her daughter is an incentive for her to pursue the project.
"There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn't been told before," she reflected. "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."
Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago this week. There has been a flurry of updates surrounding the late star in recent weeks, including a fundraiser to turn his childhood house into a museum, a phony Craigslist ad purporting to offer of his former belongings, and new photos from the scene of his death.