Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope
February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
One event on February 5, 2023 at 3:00pm
One event on February 10, 2023 at 3:00pm
One event on February 11, 2023 at 2:30pm
One event on February 11, 2023 at 3:00pm
One event on February 12, 2023 at 3:00pm
The inaugural Bmore Broadway Live season will begin in February 2023 with a production of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope. This musical revue focusing on the African American experience holds an important place in theater history. Its director, Vinnette Carroll, was the first Black woman to direct a Broadway show; its trailblazing composer, Micki Grant, was the first woman to write the book, music, and lyrics of a Broadway show.
CJay Philip will direct and choreograph the 2023 production of Cope at the Motor House. Philip is a Broadway alum, having appeared in the original productions of Hairspray, Big the Musical, and Street Corner Symphony plus the Broadway national tour of Legally Blonde. Philip said, “In 2007, I was chosen by Broadway’s ‘who’s who’ as one of six artists to win Dance Break, which features the next generation of great Broadway choreographers. Then in 2009, we moved to Baltimore and people thought I was crazy. My creativity and its connection to community has grown tremendously since making that move, and I’m so grateful to call Baltimore home. I love the Baltimore art scene and I know that every bit of talent needed to tell compelling Broadway stories exists here, so I’m excited to launch Bmore Broadway Live to produce show-stopping community-centered theater for all to enjoy.”
Tickets go on sale in January. In the meantime, follow the Bmore Broadway Live Facebook page to meet the cast and creative team and see behind the scenes of the creative process.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Lauren Erazo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dance & Bmore at 410-871-8322.