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Something's Coming, Something Good West Side Story and the American Imagination

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ISBN-10: 155783766X

ISBN-13: 9781557837660

Edition: 2011

Authors: Misha Berson

List price: $19.99
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Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination takes a critical, comprehensive look at one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time - from its inception by a brilliant quartet of creators (Robbins, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Laurents) to its smashing success on film, to its ongoing popularity on stages around the world and its potent impact on the Great American Musical. Featuring intriguing chapters on West Side Story in relation to Romeo and Juliet; as a recording phenomenon; as a film rated the second-best movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute; as part of a wave of juvenile delinquency…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
With a Click, with a Shock: Enter West Side Story
Now It Begins, Wow It Starts: West Side Story from Brainstorm to Broadway Premiere
A Time and Place for Us: The Book and Characters of West Side Story
Gonna Rock It Tonight: The Staging of West Side Story
The Most Beautiful Sound I Ever Heard: The Music and Lyrics of West Side Story
Shooting Sparks into Space: The Dances of West Side Story
I Have a Love: Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story
We Ain't Mo Delinquents: West Side Story and the Rise of Juvenile Delinquency
What Was Just a World Is a Star: West Side Story the Movie
The Swinginest Thing: West Side Story Recordings
Here Come the Jets: West Side Story in Production Around the World
Stick to Your Own Kind: Bigotry and West Side Story
Gold Medal Kid with the Heavyweight Crown: The Rise of the Dancer-Choreographer
We Got Troubles of Our Own: Broadway's Youth Musicals
Suns and Moons All Over the Place: West Side Story in Popular Culture
Appendix: West Side Story Credits
Notes
Bibliography
Index