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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Savion Glover, Micki Grant Toast Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

Grant's musical is currently running at New York City Center.

Savion Glover, Micki Grant, and Jeanine Tesori with the company of Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope.
(© Beowulf Sheehan)

The last show of this year's Encores! Off-Center season, Micki Grant and Vinnette Carroll's Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, is currently running at New York City Center through July 28. The production, directed and choreographed by Savion Glover, celebrated its opening night on July 25.

Savion Glover (left) with Micki Grant at the Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope after-party.
(© Beowulf Sheehan)

The musical stars Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., C.K. Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (left) and Micki Grant at New York City Center.
(© Beowulf Sheehan)

A celebration of African-American culture and community, this radical work presents issues of race politics in America through a lively mix of song and dance with a score that includes gospel, jazz, soul, calypso, and rock. Annastasia Victory serves as musical director.

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