The 4:30 PM-6:30 PM free event at the bookstore features a discussion with Misha Berson, author of "Something’s Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination." The afternoon also features selections from the musical performed by Chad Kimball (Tony nominee, currently starring on Broadway in Memphis) and Sandy Bainum (42nd Street, Annie), who will be accompanied by Lanny Meyers on piano. David Saint, director of the West Side Story tour, will also discuss the musical and his professional relationship with West Side Story librettist Arthur Laurents
"Something’s Coming, Something Good," according to press notes, "encompasses the full story of one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time. From its inception by a brilliant quartet of creators, to its smashing success on film, to its ongoing popularity on stages around the world, to its potent impact on the Great American Musical, this book is the most comprehensive volume on West Side Story yet. Award-winning theatre critic and author Misha Berson takes readers through every phase and angle of West Side Story with chapters on not only the stage musical and film, but also the book, music, dance, Shakespeare influence, juvenile delinquency and bigotry, and pop culture."
The book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Drama Book Shop is located at 250 West 40th Street.