News

Courtney Love considers Kurt Cobain musical

Courtney Love considers Kurt Cobain musical

KURT COBAIN: The musician's life story could be coming to Broadway. Photo: Associated Press

Courtney Love is in the early stages of turning her late husband Kurt Cobain’s life story into a Broadway musical.

In a new NME magazine article to mark the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana star’s death later this month, the rocker has revealed she and her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, have agreed to develop the project if they get the right people involved.

She says, “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.”

PHOTOS: New images reveal no new clues in Cobain’s death |  EXTRA: Nirvana fan plans Kurt Cobain museum in singer’s childhood home | Feb. 20 declared Kurt Cobain Day

But the musical won’t come together in a hurry.

Love adds, “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.

EXTRA: Kurt Cobain gets comic book treatment | Kurt Cobain’s lost interview

“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.”

Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, Washington on April 8, 1994.

Recent Headlines

in Local

St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

rick watson

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

in Local

Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

in Local

Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

state fair logo

Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

in Local

Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

7-31-15 Lincoln Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

in Local

William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

mark_kirk

Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.