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The Nanny: A New Musical - Broadway

The Nanny is being developed into a Broadway musical, producers Brian Zeilinger and Scott Zeilinger have announced, to be based on the iconic Sony Pictures Television series created by Peter Marc Jacobson and Fran Drescher.



The musical will feature a book co-written by Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Drescher and Jacobson, with lyrics by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom and music by Bloom and three-time Emmy winner and Tony Award nominee Adam Schlesinger. Bloom and Schlesinger most recently won a 2019 Emmy Award together for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend").



Partly inspired by Drescher's own life growing up in Queens, New York, The Nanny's beloved 146 episodes aired from 1993 to 1999, starring Drescher and earning 12 Emmy Award nominations over 6 seasons. The television show has been aired in over 90 countries and more than 30 languages.



A production timeline for the Broadway-bound musical, additional creative team members, and casting information will be announced at a later date.

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 30, 2020
Ahead of the release, Rachel spoke to BroadwayWorld about some of the book's highlights - including a chapter on bullies, a chapter on musical theatre, and a dedication to the late songwriter Adam Schlesinger.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2020
Today's top stories: The Nanny will be developed as a musical, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020
The Nanny is being developed into a Broadway musical, producers Brian Zeilinger and Scott Zeilinger announced today, to be based on the iconic Sony Pictures television series created by Peter Marc Jacobson and Fran Drescher.
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 13, 2020
We asked, and you answered! The classic television show The Nanny is being developed as a musical with the help of Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson, and Rachel Bloom. To celebrate we asked BroadwayWorld readers to name the other TV shows that they'd like to see come to the stage. Now we've gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy, from classics like The Golden Girls and Bewitched to more recent favorites like Smash and The Good Place.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020
Renée Taylor is an Emmy Award winner, Oscar nominee, actress, screenwriter, playwright and comedy legend known for Lovers and Other Strangers, Made for Each Other, and of course, The Nanny, to name only a few of the projects that make up her long and impressive career.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2021
The Nanny is now available to stream on HBO Max. It is also currently being developed into a Broadway musical! We spoke with Fran Drescher about The Nanny's enduring legacy, the development of the Broadway musical, if she'll ever return to a sitcom, how she's changed during this past year, and much more!