Broadway to Main Street

Sundays at 3pm

BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET is devoted to music that began on the Broadway stage.  Each episode of “Broadway to Main Street”—will celebrate an important show or legendary songwriter or examine a historical or cultural movement.  The songs will be drawn from classic albums, rare recordings, and surprise interpretations, supplemented by host Laurence Maslon’s commentary, guest appearances, and news from Broadway.

“Every song we’ll play will have originated on Broadway, but in addition to the stars who made these songs famous, we’ll also hear from the great artists of film, popular recording, jazz, and the cabaret scene, and discover some of their majestic interpretations of this glorious music, in order to give our listeners a sense of how vast, how entertaining and how enlightening the American musical stage has been for over a century.  Whether our listeners have tuned in from their living room or their car radio or one of those new fangled mobile devices, they’re going to have the best seat in the house.”

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Dolly is back where she belongs--on Broadway, in a splendid new revival. This week gives you all the great Dollys who graced Jerry Herman's score: Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Barbra Streisand--and, of course, the new Tony Award winner, Bette Midler. This Sunday at 3 PM, live or streaming.

We honor the "First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, on her centennial with a career overview of her Broadway songs from the 1930s to the 1980s, with special guest performances from Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Our annual preview of the Tonys; this is your one-stop listening for all of Sunday night’s major nominees:  Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, The Great Comet, Groundhog Day, plus Bette Midler, Josh Groban, and more.  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Willkommen to the Tonys fifty years ago!  Here’s what Broadway audiences were digging:  Lotte Lenya, Robert Preston, Barbara Harris, Alan Alda, and the groundbreaking production of Cabaret.  A prelude to next week’s Tony Awards, this Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

One of Broadway's great leading ladies--currently appearing as Mrs. Lovett in the Off-Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd--joins us in our studio for a retrospective of her most evocative musical performances from Hello Again, Parade, Scandalous, and some thrilling rarities.  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

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