Memphis Star Chad Kimball Will Sing Selections from West Side Story at Drama Book Shop

News   Memphis Star Chad Kimball Will Sing Selections from West Side Story at Drama Book Shop
The Drama Book Shop in Manhattan will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film of the classic Broadway musical West Side Story June 28.

Chad Kimball
Chad Kimball

The 4:30 PM-6:30 PM free event at the bookstore will feature a discussion with Misha Berson, author of "Something’s Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination." The afternoon will also feature 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.

"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 upcoming event.

Drama Book Shop is located at 250 West 40th Street.

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