The Street Where I Live

The Street Where I Live

by Alan J. Lerner

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Overview

“Lerner will always be remembered as a Broadway light, and one of the brightest.” —Tom Shales, The Washington Post

The Street Where I Live is at once an intimate biography of three great shows—My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot—and a candid account of the life and times of Alan J. Lerner, one of America’s most acclaimed and popular lyricists. Large-hearted, humorous, and often poignant in its reverence for a celebrated era in the American theater, this is the story of what Lerner calls "the sundown of wit, eccentricity, and glamour." Try as he might to keep himself out of these pages, Lerner reveals himself to be a man of great talent, laughter, and love. Along the way, we meet a sensational supporting cast: Moss Hart, Fritz Loewe, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, and Maurice Chevalier, to name a few. They are seen in moments of triumph and disaster, but all are professionals at the creation of theater. And the creation of theater is the matrix of this wonderful book. Included are the complete lyrics to My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393356137
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 537,123
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alan Jay Lerner (1918–1986) was an American lyricist who created some of the most popular and enduring works of musical theater in the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Lahr 9

Note 17

Overture 23

My Fair Lady 41

Gigi 149

Camelot 203

Lyrics

My Fair Lady 271

Gigi 297

Camelot 313

Index 337

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