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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Local
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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Local Programming Podcast
3:00 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

Podcast: Broadway to Main Street...Chita Rivera

Local
8:48 am
Fri May 15, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera

Broadway royalty is celebrated in this episode, with a tribute to the brilliant singer-dancer-actress Chita Rivera, currently knocking them dead (literally) in The Visit.  A look at her amazing six-decade-long career, with guest stars Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, and Gwen Verdon.  This Sunday at 3 PM.

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Local Programming Podcast
3:00 pm
Sun May 10, 2015

Broadway to Main Street Podcast: COMPANY

Local
9:02 am
Fri May 8, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...COMPANY

COMPANY 

It's spring and folks are tying the marriage knot, but the marriage knot is not for Bobby, the lead in Sondheim and Furth's groundbreaking 1970 musical, Company.  This week on "Broadway to Main Street," we celebrate that extraordinary score, with the original cast album--featuring Dean Jones and Elaine Stritch--side-by-side-by-side with guests such as Mandy Patinkin, Barbra Streisand, and Bobby Short.  This Sunday at 3PM.

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