Back in 2012, Courtney Love responded to reports that Kurt Cobain’s life would be turned into a musical with the comment, “There will be no musical. Sometimes it’s best just to leave things alone.” Now, she tells NME that she’s discussed it with her and Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and there’s a good chance it will happen.
“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,” she said.
“There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn’t been told before,” she added. “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 theater with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives.”