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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The leading man of Bridges of Madison County and The Robber Bridegroom joins us live in the studio for a musical journey though his career, including his recent stint as Billy Bigelow in Carousel. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

To welcome our new and generous sponsor, the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund, we're looking at the s'wonderful legacy of lyricist Ira Gershwin, first with songs composed by his brother, George; then paired with other composers from his later career. Performers include Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Jo Stafford and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

It's Aldopho meets Marian meets Magnolia meet Tevye as the multiple Tony-nominated couple Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker join us live in the studio for a delicious journey through their performances in Show Boat, Fiddler on the Roof, Company, The Sound of Music, and many others.  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

To celebrate Sunday's Oscar ceremony, here are great songs written expressly for the Hollywood versions of Broadway classics, from the films of The Sound of Music, On The Town, Nine, and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

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