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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9:50 am
Fri July 3, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...1776


Our annual Independence Day broadcast highlights--of course--the Tony Award-winning 1776.  An annotated tour through the original cast album, with William Daniels, Ken Howard, and Betty Buckley, features interpolations from the soundtrack with Howard da Silva and John Cullum.  Vote "Yes"! On Broadway to Main Street!

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Local Programming Podcast
3:00 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Judy Sings Arlen

8:03 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Don't Miss Your Chance to Receive a WPPB Thank You Gift!

This week is our on air pledge drive!  There will be lots of excitement during our on air pledge drive (Monday, June 29th- Friday, July 3rd.) We will be announcing Challenge Grants as well as WPPB thank you gifts including:  Concert and Broadway Show tickets,etc., Apple Tutorials and an iPad Air 2 computer, Dan’s Papers Taste of Summer tickets, etc. Listen in and don’t miss your chance to support Long Island’s Only NPR Station!

Call us Monday - Friday 7AM - 5PM at (800) 620-8830 or pledge online at by clicking here!

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7:54 am
Fri June 26, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...JUDY SINGS ARLEN


Was there ever a more heartfelt and harmonic relationship between singer and songwriter than Judy Garland and Harold Arlen?  From The Wizard of Oz to A Star is Born and beyond, we provide a full hour of Judy, with guest stars such as Ray Bolger, Barbra Streisand, and Arlen.  Forget your troubles and get happy on Broadway to Main Street, this Sunday at 3PM.

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8:09 am
Fri June 19, 2015

This Week on Broadway to Main Street...ENCORE: FATHER’S DAY


Broadway's proudest papas and most popular patriarchs are celebrated in this broadcast:  dads (and tads) sing their hearts out.  Frank Sinatra, Colm Wilkinson, Audra McDonald, Al Jolson, Mary Martin, and Zero Mostel (in a rare recording) and others sing from Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Ragtime, The Rothschilds, Carousel, and more.  Join us on Broadway to Main Street this Sunday at 3PM.

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