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“The Nanny” Musical

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“The Nanny” Musical #51
Posted: 1/9/20 at 2:36pm

Stephanie J Block or Megan Hilty maybe?

Can they drag-cast Sylvia?  Harvey?

Kate Shindle has to be CC.

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Posted: 1/9/20 at 2:52pm

Tag said: "Can they drag-cast Sylvia? Harvey?"

A drag queen playing Sylvia Fine would be hilarious!

 

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“The Nanny” Musical #53
Posted: 1/9/20 at 3:15pm

Tag said: "Kate Shindle has to be CC."

 

Love this idea!! Emily Skinner would also be a great choice, I think!

 

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“The Nanny” Musical #54
Posted: 1/9/20 at 3:20pm

Mr Roxy said: "Theater gods are turning over in their graves. From Sondheim to this"

Who cares???--you obviously do--but if it gets bums on seats and actors and all the hundreds employed to put this nonsense on to a stage, well and good.

It's like all those who look down on Andre Rieu, there is pleasure for some on all levels of entertainment.

You love that painting and I hate it---go figure.

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“The Nanny” Musical #55
Posted: 1/9/20 at 7:47pm

Lea Michele for 'Fran'. 

Bette Midler for 'Sylvia', but since she's a longshot - Harvey in drag ! 

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“The Nanny” Musical #56
Posted: 1/10/20 at 2:43am

Kacie Sheik could possibly work as Fran. Or not. I'm in two minds.

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“The Nanny” Musical #57
Posted: 1/10/20 at 3:05am

This is a WHY musical as in why does the world need the TV show turned into a musical?

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“The Nanny” Musical #58
Posted: 1/10/20 at 4:42am
At first I thought, “Why?!” But then I thought about it and realized there’s a lot of potential and comedy gold here. Maxwell is a Broadway producer, so numbers could be built into that. Fran could sing well in a dream and do her normal nasal thing other times. I was just watching the show the other day and there was an episode that spoofed the dream sequence from Fiddler. I don’t hate it.
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“The Nanny” Musical #59
Posted: 1/10/20 at 9:06am

BroadwayBox posted their own list of choices, 4/5 were probably taken directly from this thread. The one suggestion that was new to me was, oddly, Jackie Burns...

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Posted: 1/10/20 at 9:45am
Another possibility that occurred to me:

I don’t know if she sings, but Jenny Slate would be absolutely hilarious as Fran!
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Posted: 1/10/20 at 11:32am

Here's the link to the story Ado Annie mentioned.  My vote is definitely for Lesli Margherita.

https://www.broadwaybox.com/daily-scoop/dream-casting-fran-fine-in-the-new-the-nanny-musical/

 

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“The Nanny” Musical #62
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:49pm

Melissa25 said: "Here's the link to the story Ado Annie mentioned. My vote is definitely for Lesli Margherita.

https://www.broadwaybox.com/daily-scoop/dream-casting-fran-fine-in-the-new-the-nanny-musical/
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Quote: "The Olivier Award winner has got the hair and she’s there, let her become the nanny! If there was ever a role tailor-made for Lesli Margherita, it’s Nanny Fine."

Definitely.

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“The Nanny” Musical #63
Posted: 1/10/20 at 2:36pm

I may be in the minority, but keep Lesli far away from this. I'd actually like an actress hired to create Fran. Lesli seems to be ON all the time (whether on stage or off) and I find her schtick exhausting. She's thirsty. I like the idea of Annaleigh, SJB, or Rachel. Even Kritzer is a little too histrionic for me. 

I honestly don't want someone mimicking Drescher. That would just make the whole thing hollow for me. You can't replicate her, so why try?

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“The Nanny” Musical #64
Posted: 1/11/20 at 3:22am

Interesting but rather macabre choice of material - who will play the Bette Davis part?  

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“The Nanny” Musical #65
Posted: 1/11/20 at 10:51am
What about Donna Vivino? She was great in the stars of David show by Amanda Green. She has an amazing voice and isn’t as obvious as lesli.

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