Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

Musical - Original

Playhouse Theatre (April 19, 1972 - June 11, 1972)
Edison Theatre (June 13, 1972 - October 27, 1974)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 19, 1972
  • Closing Date: October 27, 1974
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 1065


This collection of songs with music from the African-American culture, including gospel, blues and calypso, paints an optimistic portrait of contemporary black life.


Opening Night Cast

Alberta Bradford Singer
Alex Bradford Performer
Thommie Bush Dancer
Charles Campbell Singer
Hope Clarke in Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Hope Clarke Performer
Gerald G. Francis Dancer
Micki Grant in Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Micki Grant Performer
Ben Harney Dancer
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Opening Night Production Credits

Micki Grant Micki Grant Book
Micki Grant Micki Grant Music
Micki Grant Micki Grant Lyrics
Vinnette Carroll Vinnette Carroll Director
  Richard A. Miller Scenic Design
  Neil Peter Jampolis Scenery Supervisor
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Most Promising Lyricist Micki Grant Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance Micki Grant Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Book of a Musical Micki Grant Nominee
1973 Direction of a Musical Vinnette Carroll Nominee
1973 Musical   Nominee
1973 Original Score Micki Grant Nominee
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