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 Programming Podcast
4:00 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

Now You Has Jazz

Local
11:16 am
Fri April 24, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...NOW YOU HAS JAZZ

NOW YOU HAS JAZZ

Jazz has always been a part of the Broadway sound, and some shows have made it the dramatic center of attention.  So, join us at the B2MS Blue Note for performances fronted by Gregory Hines, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Bing Crosby, and Ella Fitzgerald backed up by Benny Goodman, Duke Elllington, Johnny Mercer, and Louis Armstrong and his All Stars.  Now--that's jazz, this Sunday at 3PM!

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Local
1:54 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE

BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE

The greatest lyricist of all time?  Methinks it could be the playwright whose birthday we celebrate this week: William Shakespeare, the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon. On this week's episode, we listen to some original music (I mean, really original Elizabethan music) as well as musicals inspired by Shakespeare: THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, KISS ME, KATE, WEST SIDE STORY.  Forsooth!  Odd's bodkins!  This Sunday at 3pm.

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Local Programming Podcast
4:00 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Kander and Ebb

Local
10:53 am
Fri April 10, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...KANDER AND EBB

KANDER AND EBB

One of the most enduring and successful songwriting teams in Broadway history return for an extraordinary season, which features Cabaret, The Visit, and Zorba (at Encores!).  Maybe this time, we'll savor the gifts of Kander and Ebb, featuring selections from their major scores, performed by artists such Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Lauren Bacall, Herschel Bernardi, Robert Goulet--and Kander and Ebb themselves!  This Sunday at 3PM.

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