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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Nothing is more essential to the Broadway mythology that an overnight sensation who becomes a star.  Here is a round-up of some of the great star-making performances over the last eight decades, from Ethel Merman to Barbra Streisand to the astonishing Cynthia Erivo, currently in The Color Purple.  This Sunday at 3PM.

To celebrate Marin Mazzie's triumphant ascension to The King and I this spring, Broadway to Main Street brings you one of the most glamorous couples on the musical stage.  Selections from the The Visit and Make the Most of Your Music, along with Marin and Jason’s tour through Ragtime, Curtains, Kiss Me Kate, Candide and more.  This Sunday at 3PM.

Your golden invitation has arrived: put on your dancing shoes and come join Cinderella, My Fair Lady, Ballroom, Hairspray and other great shows that celebrate the transformative magic of the ballroom.  Don't leave your slipper behind!  This Sunday at 3 PM.

The greatest hits of the Broadway stage from the 1920s--from shows such as Shuffle Along, No, No, Nanette; The Desert Song; Show Boat; Lady, Be Good!--performed by such great latter-day artists as Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and others.

In celebration of the new revival, Broadway to Main Street preserves a romantic atmosphere this Sunday with highlights from this beloved Bock-Harnick valentine:  the original and revival casts, plus guest customers such as Mabel Mercer, Steve Lawrence, and Dionne Warwick.  Sunday at 3PM.