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Kurt Cobain: The Musical?

April 2, 2014

Courtney Love has claimed that she will stage a Kurt Cobain-themed musical, if she can get the right people involved.

Love announced the possible project in a tribute to Cobain on the 20th anniversary of his death by NME.

In the piece, Love revealed ambitious plans for her late husband’s legacy, including a biopic, documentary and play. Love states that it has been fans’ reactions to the possibility of a stage production involving Cobain’s story which has made it now “very likely” to happen.

“After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances (Kurt and Courtney’s daughter) 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,” says Love.

She continues: “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.”

The article is online at http://www.nme.com/


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