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
5:00 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

My Favorite Things -- 100th Episode

“Blow out the candles, Robert!’  To celebrate our 100th original episode of Broadway to Main Street, I’ve selected a bushel and a peck of my favorite songs from the Great White Way:  standards and rarities from the songbooks of Rodgers and Hart, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Arlen and Mercer and others, performed by Sammy Davis, Sarah Vaughan, and many more.  Plus some exciting news for fans of the program.  Come blow your horn, start celebrating--right this way, your episode's waiting!

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Local
8:28 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Broadway to Main Street celebrates its 100th episode!

 “Blow out the candles, Bobby!’  To celebrate our 100th original episode of Broadway to Main Street, I’ve selected a bushel and a peck of my favorite songs from the Great White Way:  standards and rarities from the songbooks of Rodgers and Hart, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Arlen and Mercer and others, performed by Sammy Davis, Sarah Vaughan, and many more.  Plus some exciting news for fans of the program.  Come blow your horn, start celebrating, this Sunday at 3PM on Broadway to Main Street.

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Local Programming Podcast
4:00 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Vaudeville

We're hitting the Big Time on this episode--an entire program devoted to the glorious days of vaudeville and its influence on the American musical. What a bill!--Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, Judy Garland, plus, from the Main Stem, Gwen Verdon, Lewis J. Stadlen, Ethel Merman and more!

Local
8:25 am
Thu April 3, 2014

This week on B'way to Main Street

VAUDEVILLE: We're hitting the Big Time on this episode--an entire program devoted to the glorious days of vaudeville and its influence on the American musical. What a bill!--Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, Judy Garland, plus, from the Main Stem, Gwen Verdon, Lewis J. Stadlen, Ethel Merman and more! This Sunday at 3pm, only on "Broadway to Main Street."  

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Local Programming Podcast
4:00 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Schwartz and Dietz

Among the great musical theater songwriting teams of the 1930s, Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz provided the wittiest and most haunting of tunes: "Dancing in the Dark," "I See Your Face Before Me," "Haunted Heart" and many others. A treasure trove of their greatest hits, featuring Fred Astaire, Johnny Hartman, Judy Garland, Barbara Cook and others. Now THAT'S entertainment.

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