View Comments Nelson made her feature film directing and screenwriting debut with Corrina, Corrina. She helmed I Am Sam and co-wrote Stepmom and The Story of Us. She is also the co-writer of the musical Alice By Heart alongside Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Jessie Nelson, who will pen the book for the forthcoming Waitress musical at ART, has announced in her bio that she’s working on a musical adaptation of her 1994 film Corrina, Corrina alongside composer Alan Menken (Aladdin) and lyricist Brian Yorkey (If/Then), for six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. A representative for McDonald has declined to comment. No casting, dates or additional information has been announced. Set in 1959, Corrina, Corrina tells the story of Manny Singer, a widower who hires Corrina, a housekeeper and nanny, to care for his greiving daughter Molly. As Molly comes out of her shell, Corrina shows the family a whole new way of life. The 1994 movie starred Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta and Tina Majorino.