The Nanny

The Nanny’s Fran Drescher Visits the Sheffield Townhouse

The Nanny star and creator Fran Drescher posts a photo posing in front of the show's famous Sheffield mansion.

The Nanny star Fran Drescher gifted fans a gift with a recent photo of the show’s famous Sheffield mansion on social media last week.

The actor posted a photo of herself, along with the show’s co-creator Peter Marc Jacobson, posing in front of the New York City residence. She captioned the shot, “Look what Peter sent me! Us in front of the Sheffield mansion in NYC! I haven’t seen that in a while!”

In the photo, Drescher is sporting a fitted black dress, black sandals and a straw hat while standing on the home’s front steps. Drescher posted the photo just a few weeks after she suggested that a reboot of The Nanny should feature Cardi B in the titular role.

“Contractually, I’m not really allowed to do a reboot on TV, until we get the musical on its feet on Broadway, which is fine,” the actor said at the time. “I know that Cardi B loves The Nanny and she’s got the style and she’s really funny and she might be really great. And I could play her mother Sylvie. How cool would that be?”

And while the Nanny reboot may be a long way off, Deadline recently reported that the Broadway adaption of the hit television series is “almost ready to launch.” Specifically, Drescher said at the time, “It’s been very sad to see New York without the theater community, which is really such a pulse for the city, and I’m very, very thrilled we’re coming out the other side and that theater is coming back and we’ll be almost ready to launch The Nanny musical on Broadway as well.”

Drescher is currently working on the show’s book with Jacobsen, with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom writing the music. Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger had previously signed on to work with Bloom on the show’s music, but died from complications arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the age of 52 in April 2020.

The Nanny aired on CBS for six seasons and centered on a Jewish cosmetics saleswoman from Flushing, Queens, named Fran Fine, who found herself taking care of a Broadway producer’s three mischievous children. The show was created and produced by Drescher and her then-husband Jacobson, who based the show on Drescher’s real-life experiences growing up in Queens.

Co-created by Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson, The Nanny stars Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane, Nicholle Tom, Benjamin Salisbury, Madeline Zima, Renée Taylor, Rachel Chagall and Ann Morgan Guilbert. All six seasons are currently streaming on HBO Max.

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