‘The Nanny’ is being made into a Broadway musical
The flashy girl from Flushing could be coming to Broadway.
Producers Brian Zeilinger and Scott Zeilinger announced Wednesday that they’re developing a new musical from the 1990s sitcom “The Nanny.”
Featuring a book by the show’s original star, Fran Drescher, and its creator Peter Marc Jacobson, the score will be composed by Rachel Bloom, star and creator of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Adam Schlesinger.
The musical, which has no Broadway theater or start-date yet, will be directed by Marc Bruni (“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”).
“The Nanny” aired from 1993 to 1999 on CBS, and was about a brassy, stylish Queens woman, Fran Fine, who unexpectedly becomes the caretaker for a wealthy high-society family. Aptly, the father on the TV show was a Broadway producer.
Although Drescher is on-board, she won’t star in the musical. A casting search is underway.
“Of course I would do it myself,” she said in a statement. “But we’d have to change the title to The Granny.”
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