Is The Nanny heading to Broadway?
It has been reported that The Nanny is being adapted into a Broadway musical. The production is based on the 1990s American sitcom of the same name, which followed a fashionable Jewish woman named Fran Fine who finds herself as the nanny of three children from the New York and British high societies.
On The Kelly Clarkson Show on 8 December, Fran Drescher spoke about The Nanny. The character Max Sheffield, a Broadway producer, will have a greater focus in the musical adaptation.
The musical will feature a book by original series creators Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson, with lyrics by Rachel Bloom and music by Bloom and Adam Schlesinger. Bloom and Schlesinger are Emmy Award-winning musicians and lyricists, for their original music and lyrics for The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The Nanny will be produced by Brian Zeilinger and Scott Zeilinger.
A production timeline for the Broadway premiere, as well as casting, creative team members and a venue will be announced at a later date.
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