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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7:54 am
Fri June 26, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...JUDY SINGS ARLEN

JUDY SINGS ARLEN

Was there ever a more heartfelt and harmonic relationship between singer and songwriter than Judy Garland and Harold Arlen?  From The Wizard of Oz to A Star is Born and beyond, we provide a full hour of Judy, with guest stars such as Ray Bolger, Barbra Streisand, and Arlen.  Forget your troubles and get happy on Broadway to Main Street, this Sunday at 3PM.

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8:09 am
Fri June 19, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...ENCORE: FATHER’S DAY

ENCORE:  FATHER’S DAY

Broadway's proudest papas and most popular patriarchs are celebrated in this broadcast:  dads (and tads) sing their hearts out.  Frank Sinatra, Colm Wilkinson, Audra McDonald, Al Jolson, Mary Martin, and Zero Mostel (in a rare recording) and others sing from Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Ragtime, The Rothschilds, Carousel, and more.  Join us on Broadway to Main Street this Sunday at 3PM.

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9:18 am
Fri June 12, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...THREE-QUARTER TIME

THREE-QUARTER TIME

The greatest composers of Broadway waltz you around the floor; explorations in 3/4 time with Lehar, Rodgers, Loewe, Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Jule Styne, and Andre Previn, with performers such as Julie Andrews, Frank Sinatra, Judi Dench, Tony Bennett, and Patricia Routledge.  This Sunday at 3PM.

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3:25 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

THE 2015 TONY AWARDS

As you knot your bowtie and marcel your hair for Sunday's big event, listen to Broadway to Main Street’s exclusive preview of the major musical nominees: stars such as Chita Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian D’Arcy James, and shows such as An American in Paris and Something Rotten, including performances of songs not yet released!  Your perfect guide to the 2015 Tonys, only on Broadway to Main Street.  This Sunday at 3PM.

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3:25 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...Encore: Memorial Day

ENCORE: MEMORIAL DAY 

 In honor of our brave men and women who served in the Second World War, Ted Chapin (president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization) joins us for a virtual tour of the Stage Door Canteen and the songs that celebrated America on the homefront.  Popular and little-known tunes by Rodgers and Hart, Kurt Weill, Johnny Mercer, Oscar Hammerstein, Harold Rome, and, of course, Irving Berlin.  This Sunday at 3pm.

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