Fran Drescher, the former ‘Nanny,’ is going to be a wicked stepmother

Fran Drescher, best known for playing the down-to-earth Fran Fine in “The Nanny,” is bringing her talents to Broadway, where she’ll be playing Cinderella’s stepmother on Broadway.

The 10-week engagement, starting Feb. 4, will allow Drescher to exercise her comic talents in an unusual milieu for the TV star. Still, there’s no doubt Drescher will be able to project in the theater, with her trademark soaring nasal twang.

And who’s to say Drescher won’t shine in a story about kings, princes and fairy godmothers? After all, she is from Queens.

Talia Lavin Talia Lavin is an intern at JTA. A recent Harvard graduate and aspiring novelist, she recently returned from a Fulbright grant in Ukraine, where she studied early 20th-century Hebrew literature.