Something's Coming, Something Good demonstrates how West Side Story has become a part of the zeitgeist because of its inventiveness and its energy, its power to move and excite audiences and to provoke them to think about serious social problems. It is a testimonial to the distinctive accomplishment of four creative artists who changed the face of the American musical, and perhaps changed the face of America--with a click, with a shock. --The Sondheim Review
...a highly readable history of the show's decades-long genesis, with effective sketches of the principal creators and their artistic histories. Tracking the tangled and occasionally intersecting career paths of four restless artists over a 10-year period is no mean feat, but Berson manages it with clarity and ease. --Kirkus Reviews
. . . as the reader makes his/her way through the pages, it is hard not to think first, 'How did I not know that?' and then, 'I want to watch it again!' --New York Journal of Books
About the Author
Misha Berson is the award-winning theater critic for the Seattle Times and the author of the books Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays and The San Francisco Stage. She writes regularly for American Theatre Magazine and other publications, appears as a commentator on KUOW-FM radio, has taught at the University of Washington and San Francisco State University, and is the former executive director of Theatre Bay Area.