Hosted by Laurence Maslon, BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET is a weekly radio program devoted to the greatest songs of the American Musical Theater. Originating from WPPB 88.3FM on Long Island's East End, each weekly episode
celebrates the shows, stars, songwriters, and cultural phenomena that makes Broadway a legendary place. Music taken from classic original cast albums, film, cabaret, rare recordings, and unique interpretations, with commentary, guest appearances, and news from Broadway.
Kurt Weill's Hit Parade
The great composer conquered the pop charts in the 1940s and 50s. Here are tremendous songs that span the entire arc of his career, rendered by, among others, Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Sammy Davis Jr., and, of course, Bobby Darin.
Tin Pan Alley
C'mon along as we present a repertoire of the most important Tin Pan Alley songs of the early 20th Century, rendered by Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Laurel and Hardy--and more!
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
A lovely day with the finest cabaret duo of our time, live in our virtual studio, selecting souvenirs of great Broadway songs from Hello, Dolly!, Li'l Abner, St. Louis Woman, Golden Boy and more.
City of Angels
Film noir and film studios collide in this complex and comical Tony winner from 1989. We highlight Cy Coleman and David Zippel's score and all the cool jazz antecedents that inspired it.
Aretha Reigns on Broadway
The Queen of Soul had an impressive Broadway songbook--Aretha Franklin lends her passion and skill to songs from "Porgy and Bess," "Funny Girl, "Camelot," "Les Miz" and more.
Film Composers Center Stage
Our annual celebration of film composers is brought to a new level with our guest Steven C. Smith, who conducts us on a tour of great composers--Max Steiner, David Raksin, Bernard Herrmann, and more--and their work on film and on stage.