Our dreams are coming true, folks.
Fran Drescher – star and creator of The Nanny – is developing her beloved TV show into a Broadway musical. And she’s teaming up with none other than Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom (!!!!) and Adam Schlesinger.
It is almost too good to be true! But it’s true!!
The New York Times reports that Drescher will write the book of the musical with Peter Marc Jacobson. (Jacobson created The Nanny with Drescher when they were married, they have since separated.) Bloom and Schlesinger will collaborate on the music and lyrics. Marc Bruni, who most recently directed the Carole King musical, Beautiful, is set to direct.
The Nanny aired from 1993 to 1999, following Fran Fine, a Jewish woman from Queens who is hired by British Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield as a nanny. Last year, there were rumors that Cardi B wanted to reboot the show — and Fran Drescher wanted Cardi B to play her daughter. Now, however, all eyes are focused on this Broadway debut.
The Nanny on Broadway joins a series of ’90s staples that have been adapted for the stage, including Pretty Woman, Jagged Little Pill, and Beetlejuice.
Will the iconic theme song make it into the show?!
Like us, Twitter promptly freaked out:
The Nanny the Musical by Fran Drescher and Rachel Bloom. I’m dying.
— Dr. David Gordon, Esq. (@MrDavidGordon) January 8, 2020
A musical adaptation of 'The Nanny' with Rachel Bloom writing music and lyrics oh my goooooooood pic.twitter.com/T8bwNKD8qa
— Jessica Derschowitz (@jessicasara) January 8, 2020
THE NANNY MUSICAL
WITH MUSIC BY RACHEL BLOOM
HOLY SHIT https://t.co/o4hl7x7Mzh
— hades janthony st. james 🌙☀️ || 💀 1 (@hayleystjames) January 8, 2020
RACHEL BLOOM WRITING THE NANNY MUSICAL A LITERAL DREAM https://t.co/crrL2BcMpj
— Katie Minard (@KatieMinard) January 8, 2020
And, most important: Can a streaming service please pick up The Nanny?!?!
Will this inspire them to FINALLY PUT THE NANNY ON A STREAMING SERVICE, ANY STREAMING SERVICE https://t.co/ixVM1VXtuU
— Alie Martell (@aliemartell) January 8, 2020
Since casting has not yet been announced, may we suggest one Jewish superstar? Beanie Feldstein!!