• The Street Where I Live

  • By: Alan Jay Lerner
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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The Street Where I Live

By: Alan Jay Lerner
Narrated by: David Case
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This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history of My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a great era in American musical theater: Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur Freed, and many others. How these people worked together to conceive, finance, write, produce, stage, and present these brilliant shows is detailed here, in this audio edition of one of the most delightful books ever written on the world of Broadway. 

©2016 Alan Jay Lerner (P)2016 Random House Audio

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the street where I live

I found this book delightful and insightful and very entertaining. It was actually really funny to hear some of the behind the scenes stories of all the Mayham and chaos that goes into making a musical great. Very enjoyable read/listen

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Fantastic book and narration performance!

If you love Broadway and reading about it’s history, I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Not only is it chock full of enlightening, hilarious and unforgettable anecdotes about the people involved in the making of My Fair Lady, Gigi and Camelot, the narrator is one of the very best I’ve ever listened to. He easily moves between the accents and vocal rhythms of English Rex Harrison, Austrian Fritz Lowe, Hungarian Pasquale, 100% New Yorker Moss Hart and the rest of this vast and colorful cast of characters. Not since Moss Hart’s Act One have I enjoyed a memoir so thoroughly. It makes me wish for a time machine to travel back and just sit at a nearby table at the Algonquin to listen to this witty crew create and crack wise or tuck myself away backstage as the geniuses involved in these timeless shows bring them to life. But until time travel is possible, Audible’s production of ON THE STREET WHERE I LIVE is the next best thing :)

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Excellent

Nothing can be improved upon; Funny, touching and brilliant. If you love My Fair Lady, you will love this book.

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Incredible Writing and Wonderful Reading

I knew I would enjoy the book based on its author and subject matter but had no idea how much listening to it vs reading would add to the experience. The way it was read coupled with Lerner’s witty, humorous, and deeply thoughtful writing was a match made in heaven. There were multiple times while listening where although I missed a book in my hands, I was extremely grateful to have stumbled across the audio recording instead. All this enjoyment is of course due to David Case’s exemplary reading. He reads with great inflection and character and has a voice so unique and pleasing I really would like to hear him read practically every book—I’m sure it would improve the quality of each text itself ten fold.