Not even Mister Sheffield could deny this show.
The Nanny, a CBS sitcom that ran from 1993-99, follows Fran Fine (Fran Drescher), who was fired from her bridal shop job and dumped by her boyfriend, who is made nanny to Broadway producer Max Sheffield’s (Charles Shaughnessy) three children (Nicholle Tom, Benjamin Salisbury, Madeline Zima) after arriving on his front step to sell cosmetics.
What follows is one of the best love stories in sitcom history between Fran and Mister Sheffield. Seriously, we’re still swooning over it.
Now, much like one of Max Sheffield’s musicals, The Nanny is heading to Broadway.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the project is being worked on by Drescher, series creator Peter Marc Jacobsen, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s creator/star Rachel Bloom. So basically? It’s the dream team.
In a joint statement, Drescher and Jacobsen said, “We are SO excited to be working on the Broadway musical The Nanny. 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.”
Bloom also shared her excitement for the project in a statement, calling The Nanny a “fundamental” part of her life.
“The story of Fran Fine, however, is a universal one that has touched the hearts of people of every race, religion and orientation. I am so proud to be using the characters established by The Nanny to tell a new story about one woman’s journey to becoming proud of who she is and what makes her different.”
Drescher and Jacobsen will handle the book for the musical while Bloom will write the lyrics and co-write the score with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Adam Schlesinger. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’s director Marc Bruni has signed on to direct The Nanny.
Currently, there is not time frame for when The Nanny will head to Broadway.