Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant

On the eve of the 45th anniversary of her seminal musical DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE, multiple award-winning artist, Micki Grant, was honored at The York Theatre Company on Monday, February 22, 2016. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!

A guest panel, moderated by Erich McMillan-McCall, included Ms. Grant, who was joined by Leslie Dockery (director), William Foster McDaniel (Music Director), Julia Lema (assistant to the director), and Tina Fabrique (performer). Ms. Grant discussed her career and what it took to move DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE, the first full-length musical written by an African-American woman to make it to Broadway, from the page to the Broadway stage.

The York Theatre Company presentation of the Winter 2016 "Musicals in Mufti" staged concert version of DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE, directed by Leslie Dockery, with music direction by William Foster McDaniel, features Jelani Alladin, Darilyn Castillo, Doug Eskew, Tina Fabrique, Marva Hicks, Devin L. Roberts, Raun Ruffin, and Debra Walton.

The limited engagement of DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE will play 10 performances only February 27 - March 6, 2016 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night performance on Sunday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by a "Can't Cope with the Oscars Party."

Photo Credit: Lia Chang

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Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
James Morgan, York Producing Artistic Director welcomes guests.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
The Panel: Julia Lema, William Foster McDaniel, Leslie Dockery, Tina Fabrique, Micki Grant, Erich McMillan-McCall and James Morgan.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
Tina Fabrique performs 'Pharoah' from DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
Micki Grant performs a song from DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
The Panel poses for photo: Julia Lema, William Foster McDaniel, Leslie Dockery, Micki Grant, Erich McMillan-McCall, Tina Fabrique and James Morgan.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
The cast of DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE meets Micki Grant (center).

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
Micki Grant accompanies Debra Walton at rehearsal.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
Fans of Micki Grant line up to take photos following event.

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Fetes DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Composer Micki Grant
The incredible Micki Grant.

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