'Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope' illuminates the African-American experience through gospel, jazz, funk, soul, calypso, and soft rock. More…
The first Broadway musical written entirely by a woman, this Tony-nominated revue featured songs and choreography on topics such as tenements, student protests, black power, and feminism. The show earned creator Micki Grant a Grammy Award for Best Score—the first female to be so honored.
See it if you've never seen the show, a wonderful revue--clever, tuneful, insightful--performed beautifully. The material is still, sadly, relevant.
Don't see it if you need a plot. This is a string of songs about character and situation. Still, it would be hard not to be swept away by the cast.
See it if an original African-American revue of the 70s appeals to you. Nice Music. Great voices. Devin Roberts is an up-and-coming triple threat
Don't see it if not a play. A collection of songs by Micki Grant. Devin Roberts graduated from the Cabin in the Sky ensemble to a breakthrough performance
See it if you're ok with a staged-reading or concert performance. Nice revisit, w/Micki Grant from the original 1970s production in the audience.
Don't see it if you need a full production, not a staged performance. We expected this to be more relevant, although the lyrics and music still resonate.
See it if a musical review from the 70s of the African American experience. Wonderful lyrics and great performances. Very entertaining
Don't see it if you want the full costume / broadway like experience. They perform with scripts in hand but in never gets in the way of a great evening.
See it if you're interested in a lively piece of classic black/African-American theater. Still relevant, still enjoyable.
Don't see it if you don't want to be confronted by a community that might differ from yours…or are they? You might be more alike than you realize.
See it if You love a revival of some great music and awesome voices...not to forget the great choreography!
Don't see it if You're not interested in the plight of the Black Man...set to music!
See it if you are interested in musical theatre history, even the more arcane titles; or African-American theatre history
Don't see it if you can't see beyond what dates an older piece to see the parallels with today
See it if you are a human being! This show is full of beautiful performances and non stop insight. The music is inspiring, relevant and uplifting.
Don't see it if you have to have spoken words in a musical. Oh no, wait a minute - it has that too!