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Fran Drescher, Rachel Bloom working on 'Nanny' musical for Broadway

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Fran Drescher, Rachel Bloom working on 'Nanny' musical for Broadway
Fran Drescher is working on a Broadway musical version of her sitcom, "The Nanny." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Writer-actress-producers Fran Drescher and Rachel Bloom announced Wednesday they are working on a Broadway musical based on Drescher's beloved 1990s sitcom, The Nanny.

"The Nanny Musical Broadway Bound! Go online it's all over the news! @cancerschmancer @nbcindebted #thenannymusical #indebted #bethechange #detox," Drescher captioned a throwback photo of her with the late Elizabeth Taylor, a 1996 guest star on The Nanny.

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Producers Brian Zeilinger and Scott Zeilinger said in a press release that the musical will feature a book written by Drescher and her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, with lyrics by Rachel Bloom and music by Bloom and Adam Schlesinger.

"So excited that I can finally talk about this!" Bloom tweeted, along with a link to a news report about the development.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical director Marc Bruni is on-board to helm the show about an outspoken, working-class woman who becomes the care-giver for the children of a wealthy widower.

Co-starring Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Nicholle Tom and Lauren Lane, the TV version initially aired 1993 through 1999.

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No casting has been announced for the stage production yet.

Bloom is best known for creating and starring in the musical dramedy series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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