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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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To celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial, we're playing highlights from On The Town, West Side Story, Candide and more, featuring Audra McDonald, Johnny Mathis, Chita Rivera and others. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming

Put on a happy face and listen to highlights of the great Strouse/Adams score. Original cast performances along with Elvis Presley, Bobby Vee, and the Marcels, rockers of the era. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

I'd rather be right in the middle of the 1930s than any other decade in musical theater history: eternal songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, and Rodgers and Hart, performed by Ethel Merman, Bert Lahr, Paul Whiteman and many others. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

If you're done binge-watching the series, tune into songs by merry musical monarchs from Camelot to Hamilton to music associated with the current Her Royal Highness. We'll be playing the palace this Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Look out--Bobby Darin is back! We're joined in an hour-long celebration of the multi-talented Darin's Broadway repertoire by Ted Chapin, producer of the 92Y's upcoming tribute to the singer. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

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