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Fran Drescher & Rachel Bloom Are Developing 'The Nanny' Broadway Musical!

Fran Drescher & Rachel Bloom Are Developing 'The Nanny' Broadway Musical!

The Nanny is being re-imagined for Broadway!

The popular ’90s sitcom, fronted by Fran Drescher, is being developed into a Broadway musical, with Fran and series co-creator Peter Marc Jacobson writing the book and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger writing the music.

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“We are SO excited to be working on the Broadway musical The Nanny. We’re equally excited that the wildly talented Rachel Bloom will be writing the lyrics and music with the fantastic Adam Schlesinger, and to have the brilliant Marc Bruni directing. Nobody is cast yet – we’re plotting – but we feel confident we will find a fabulous actress who is funny, charming and has a great voice, said Fran and Peter in a statement.

“Of course I would do it myself but we’d have to change the title to The Granny,” Fran added.

The Nanny was a fundamental part of my childhood because it was the first time I saw an openly Jewish female protagonist on television. The story of Fran Fine, however, is a universal one that has touched the hearts of people of every race, religion and orientation. I am so proud to be using the characters established by The Nanny to tell a new story about one woman’s journey to becoming proud of who she is and what makes her different,” said Rachel.

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