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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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We're joined by Richard Barrios, author of TCM's "Must-See Musicals," to travel through great film musicals based on great stage shows: On The Town, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Chicago, and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming. (Followed by a broadcast of last week's missed broadcast, "Come Follow the Band.")

The recently arrived The Band's Visit leads the big parade of all sorts of Broadway bands along Main Street, from Barnum to The Music Man, from Strike Up the Band to School of Rock, plus a sneak peek from The Band's Visit. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

There's no place like home for the holidays. A bountiful cornucopia of blessings and gratitude from the American musical stage; we're having Bing Crosby, Barbara Cook, Audra McDonald, Diana Ross, Lee Wiley, and other guests over for the big meal. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Spend an hour with the most popular entertainer of the 1920s and 30s; all of Cantor's major hits plus guest appearances by Al Jolson, Ethel Merman, Dinah Shore and more. You'll be surprised--this Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

The magical world of fairy tales live happily ever after in the American musical: songs from Hans Christian Andersen, Cinderella, Frozen, Into The Woods and many more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

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