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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 finally arrive at the groundbreaking Rodgers and Hammerstein musical on the eve of its 75th anniversary. A bright golden haze of music with the original cast, Hugh Jackman, Coleman Hawkins and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

The musical march of the 20th Century, as seen by Stephen Sondheim, in a decade-by-decade collection of his songs; from Follies to Merrily to Assassins and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Count on Bernadette:  with her recent triumph in Hello, Dolly!, we celebrate one of the great icons of the musical theater with a glorious tour of songs by Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. This Sunday at 3PM, Live or streaming.

The digital age ushered in some astonishing voices, recording masterful renditions in the studio:  Kiri Te Kanawa, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane and others reveal the treasures in West Side Story, South Pacific, Allegro and more.  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

From the 1940s to the 60s, immortal renditions of great Broadway songs made only for the recording studio featuring Vivienne Segal, Mary Martin, Alfred Drake, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day and more, from Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, and Annie Get Your Gun. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

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