“The Nanny” Musical

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:09pm

Love this idea, and seems like a great team is being assembled, but the role of Fran will certainly be difficult to cast.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/theater/the-nanny-broadway-fran-drescher.html

Updated On: 1/8/20 at 01:09 PM
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:19pm
I bet Laura Benanti could do it. I wonder if Drescher could play Sylvia. The role would have to be rewritten to fit her, though,
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:21pm

Agreed - an impressive creative team! Bloom is a great choice for this material.

The role does seem almost impossible to cast.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:23pm
LOVE this idea. Very exciting team. Looking forward to it!
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:24pm
At first I thought this would be another I Love Lucy, Honeymooners, Happy Days where it will be a touring and regional theater play, but the fact that Rachel Bloom is on board actually has me excited. The Nanny, is essentially a 90’s era adaptation of Pygmalion meets The King and I, both of which have made great musicals. Add to that Rachel Bloom’s skill for writing humorous lyrics that can also be extremely biting and symbolic and I could see this being as iconic is in the American jewish community as the original series, and maybe even Fiddler if they play their cards right.
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:25pm

IdinaBellFoster said: "The role does seem almost impossible to cast."

I have to agree. I loved the sitcom, but the character was so intrinsically Fran Drescher that I can't see how the concept could be reproduced without her.

 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:29pm

This could be so much fun. I'm already dream casting, in my head.

Can Nina Arianda sing?

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:32pm

Rachel York as C. C please and thank you 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:39pm
Two words...Lesli Margherita
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:40pm

the.hard.part said: "Two words...Lesli Margherita"

Okay, that's intriguing.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:43pm

Lot666 said: "the.hard.part said: "Two words...Lesli Margherita"

Okay, that's intriguing.
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oh yes!

 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:45pm
Any chance Rachel Bloom will just play the role herself? She’s very different from Fran Drescher, but so is everybody.
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:46pm

She posted a photo with Charles Shaughnessy a few months back and also has hinted that she had something in the works that fans would love. I guess this is it. Very exciting!

I wonder if Charles could play Niles? I know he's done regional theater before and looks like he has done a few musicals.

 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:51pm

I think Rachel Bloom should do it herself

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:58pm

I love Marc Bruni's analogy: "But what if instead of Maria Rainer with her guitar, Fran Fine showed up on the doorstep of a fractured family?" How do you solve a problem like The Nanny...! This could be delightful and charming.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 2:00pm

RWPrincess said: "She posted a photo with Charles Shaughnessy a few months back and also has hinted that she had something in the works that fans would love. I guess this is it. Very exciting!

I wonder if Charles could play Niles? I know he's done regional theater before and looks like he has done a few musicals.


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Who are you referring to?  Several ladies have been mentioned in the thread. Would be helpful if you specified which "she" you're talking about.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 2:19pm

the.hard.part said: "Two words...Lesli Margherita"

Ooh, yes.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 2:23pm

I think they meant Fran D posted pictures 
 

hayleyann said: "RWPrincess said: "She posted a photo with Charles Shaughnessy a few months back and also has hinted that she had something in the works that fans would love. I guess this is it. Very exciting!

I wonder if Charles could play Niles? I know he's done regional theater before and looks like he has done a few musicals.


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Who are you referring to? Several ladies have been mentioned in the thread. Would be helpful if you specified which "she" you're talking about.
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 2:37pm

Rachel Bloom adapting The Nanny for the stage?? I love it!!! It might be garbage but I'm sure it will be a really fun time. 

I thought I remember reading somewhere that the TV show was meant to be a loose twist on The Sound of Music, so it's kind of coming back to its roots. 

I agree that Rachel Bloom should play the lead. In fact, I'll be somewhat disappointed if she doesn't! 

Daniel Davis, who played Niles in the TV show, is still a working stage actor - he was in the recent revival of Noises Off on Broadway, as well as The Low Road at the Public a couple years ago. He's even done musical theatre before. I'd love to see him return to the role!

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 4:14pm

the.hard.part said: "Two words...Lesli Margherita"

She would be PERFECT!  There is no one that could do it better IMO  

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 4:27pm

JBradshaw said: "I think they meant Fran D posted pictures


hayleyann said: "RWPrincess said: "She posted a photo with Charles Shaughnessy a few months back and also has hinted that she had something in the works that fans would love. I guess this is it. Very exciting!

I wonder if Charles could play Niles? I know he's done regional theater before and looks like he has done a few musicals.


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Who are you referring to? Several ladies have been mentioned in the thread. Would be helpful if you specified which "she" you're talking about.
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Yes, since I mentioned her co-star Charles Shaughnessy, I was referring to Fran Drescher. But looking back at the thread, I guess that wasn't so obvious. 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 4:31pm

the.hard.part said: "Two words...Lesli Margherita"

The only casting I’ll accept.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 4:54pm
Leslie Kritzer as Fran? She could def do the voice
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 4:56pm
This will get me back across the Atlantic.

Though I agree the role is Fran it’ll be difficult to cast.

Sylvia and Yetta need show stopping numbers.

Perhaps they could make it meta and have the original cast with Mr Sheffield producing a musical of the family and all the shenanigans that ensue.