After last night’s little missile mishap, when we all quivered under our blankies, waiting for certain death to rain down on upon us, it’s nice to see that there are still indeed good people in the world, doing good things, and and giving us all something to look forward to.
Deadline is reporting that possibly the greatest sitcom of the ’90s – The Nanny – is being developed into a Broadway musical, with series creators Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson on board to write the show’s book, while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger will write the music.
Which sounds… UHMAZING!
Said Drescher and Jacobson: “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.”
As for whether Drescher would want to recreate her TV starring role on stage, the actress quipped, “Of course I would do it myself but we’d have to change the title to The Granny.”
The Nanny ran from 1993 to 1999, earning 12 Emmy nominations. Partly inspired by Drescher’s Queens upbringing, the show has been aired in more than 90 countries and more than 30 languages.
Said director Bruni (making a Sound of Music reference), “The Nanny television series began from a familiar theatrical premise – but what if instead of Maria Rainer with her guitar, Fran Fine showed up on the doorstep of a fractured family? Over its six seasons, the show examined class, coming of age, feminism, love and Broadway with heart and laughs. I am thrilled to be working with Fran, Peter, Rachel, and Adam in bringing these characters to the stage in a fresh new light that I hope will delight fans of the show, as well as capture the imagination of a new generation of theatre-goers.”
And as long as there are AT LEAST a hundred costume changes (courtesy of Jeremy Scott) – I am THERE. Take my money!