Courtney Love recently took a break from trying to put Robert Stack out of a job (don’t tell her he’s been dead for over 10 years; there are still mysteries that need solving!) to speak with NME for their issue commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. And since we’re talking about Courtney Love – the human equivalent of a question mark – she spoke less about her late husband and more about her desire to honor his legacy by writing a Broadway musical based on his life. Unfortunately (here we go) she just doesn’t have the means to make it happen on her own:
“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. 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.”
Clickety-clack, girl; do what you gotta do. Personally I think this sounds like a great idea, but I have some suggestions that I think would really win this show some Tony Awards:
1) Courtney Love plays every major character in the show, including Kurt, Dave Grohl, baby Frances, and in the scene where Nirvana meets RuPaul, RuPaul
2) There’s a song in the second act called “The Mystery of the Missing Money” and it’s just Courtney walking up and down the aisles asking people for a couple bucks
3) There’s also a song called “Can I Have Whatever Pills Are Floating Around the Bottom of Your Purse”
4) Frances Bean is played by Andrew Rannells
There, I just wrote you the next CATS. Hey Courtney, if you need another person for that A-team, give me a call (you can pay me in mystery solving). And in the event there’s a growing interest in Broadway musicals based on 90s-era grunge, I have a dynamite idea for a one-woman show about Blind Melon’s Bee Girl.