Laurence Maslon

Host of Broadway to Main Street

Laurence Maslon is the Associate Chair/Associate Arts Professor at the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with an affiliation in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.  He co-wrote two episodes of the Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical with Michael Kantor as well as the companion volume published by Bulfinch (and released in paperback by Applause Books) and the liner notes for the five-disc box set for the series, released by Sony/Decca.  He served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards from 2007 to 2010.  His most recent book is Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion (HarperCollins); in addition, he wrote The South Pacific Companion and The Sound of Music Companion (Simon and Schuster). With Michael Kantor, he co-wrote the six-part PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America, as wellas the companion volume (Twelve Publishing).   He and Kantor were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing of a Non-Fiction Series for this show. Maslon wrote the acclaimed American Masters/Thirteen documentaryRichard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds and is the editor of Kaufman & Co., the Library of America edition of George S. Kaufman’s plays, as well as his official website, www.georgeskaufman.com.   In 2005, he wrote “Better When It’s Banned,” Jane Krakowski’s debut concert for Jazz at Lincoln Center and has written concerts and programs for the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and Carnegie Hall.  He has hosted the pre-show seminars for City Center’s Encores! series for a decade. He received his BA from Brown University and his MA fro Stanford University’s PhD program in Directing and Dramatic Criticism. He is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press about the history of the original Broadway cast album.

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1:48 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

This week on Broadway to Main Street

Nightmare on Main Street

Our annual Halloween show on BLOODWAY TO MAIN STREET!  Join Count Larry Maslon at the WPPB Castle this Sunday at 3pm for an afternoon of dreams and nightmares from the Broadway stage--including sequences from Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Lady in the Dark, and Oklahoma! 

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2:21 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

This week on Broadway to Main Street

DON'T RAIN ON MY PARODY

What's more fun that a great Broadway song?  Making fun of a great Broadway song!  In this broadcast, we celebrate the parodic geniuses that have laughed at show tunes for decades, including Allan Sherman, Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and Forbidden Broadway.  Great sharpshooters and their targets--Barbra Streisand, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others.  This Sunday at 3PM.

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1:55 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

This week on Broadway to Main Street

CABARET

What good is sitting alone in your room--unless you're listening to Broadway to Main Street's tribute to Kander and Ebb's classic examination of Weimar Berlin, Cabaret.  This classic score is rendered by a variety of guests to the Kit Kat Klub, including Liza Minnelli, Lotte Lenya, Alan Cumming, Judi Dench, and Kander and Ebb.  Wilkommen, this Sunday at 3PM!

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1:21 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

This week on Broadway to Main Street

HARVEST TIME

This week we promise the broadcast of a postponed program!  The harvest moon shines down on Broadway to Main Street as we look at the coming of autumn, and how the seasonal change reminds us of the land and the good folk who work on it.  Songs from Oklahoma!, Shenandoah, CandideKnickerbocker Holiday, and others--this Sunday at 3PM.  

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2:53 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

This week on Broadway to Main Street

HARVEST TIME

The harvest moon shines down on Broadway to Main Street as we look at the coming of autumn, and how the seasonal change reminds us of the land and the folks who work on it.  Songs from Oklahoma!, Shenandoah, Candide, and others--this Sunday at 3PM

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