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The Nanny Is Changing into a Musical with Fran Drescher and Rachel Bloom

The Nanny Is Becoming a Musical with Fran Drescher and Rachel Bloom

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The flashy lady from Flushing is headed to Broadway. Deadline report {that a} stage musical based mostly on the hit ’90s sitcom The Nanny is in growth. Collection creators Fran Drescher (who additionally starred because the titular character) and Peter Marc Jacobson will write the musical’s e-book.

As for the music, the Emmy-winning inventive crew behind The CW’s Loopy Ex-Girlfriend—Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger—will write the rating. Bloom, additionally a Golden Globe winner, will pen the lyrics. Producers Brian Zeilinger and Scott Zeilinger (Expensive Evan Hansen) introduced the manufacturing Wednesday, confirming that Marc Bruni (Lovely: The Carole King Musical) will direct.

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Bloom launched her ideas concerning the private mission in a press release:

The Nanny was a basic a part of my childhood, as a result of it was the primary time I noticed an brazenly Jewish feminine protagonist on tv. The story of Fran High-quality, nonetheless, is a common one which has touched the hearts of individuals of each race, faith, and orientation. I’m so proud to be utilizing the characters established by The Nanny to inform a brand new story about one lady’s journey to turning into happy with who she is and what makes her completely different.

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Director Bruni additionally spoke concerning the present, connecting it to a different well-known musical, The Sound of Music:

The Nanny tv collection started from a well-known theatrical premise—however what if as a substitute of Maria Rainer together with her guitar, Fran High-quality confirmed up on the doorstep of a fractured household? Over its six seasons, the present examined class, coming of age, feminism, love, and Broadway with coronary heart and laughs. I’m thrilled to be working with Fran, Peter, Rachel, and Adam in bringing these characters to the stage in a recent new gentle that I hope will delight followers of the present, in addition to seize the creativeness of a brand new era of theatre-goers.

Of their assertion Drescher and Jacobson confirmed, “No person is solid but—we’re plotting—however we really feel assured we’ll discover a fabulous actress who’s humorous, charming and has an ideal voice.” As for Drescher reprising her Emmy-nominated function on stage? She stated, “After all I might do it myself however we’d have to alter the title to The Granny.”


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    Savannah Walsh is an Editorial Fellow at ELLE.com.

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