Will Courtney Love Bring Kurt Cobain-Themed Musical to Broadway?

By Michael Gioia
02 Apr 2014

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

Singer-songwriter Courtney Love plans to bring a musical based on the life of late musician, artist and husband Kurt Cobain to Broadway, according to U.K. publication New Musical Express.

Love, who spoke with NME as part of the publication's tribute to Kurt Cobain on the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman's death, said, "After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances [Bean Cobain, 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.

"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 also revealed that plans are in the works for a biopic and documentary.



Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression. He was found dead at his home in Seattle April 8, 1994, and his death was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.