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.
Knowing When to Leave
There's nothing that Broadway likes better than a proper musical "farewell." Here are some graceful "exit stage right"s from Hamilton, She Loves Me, Hello Dolly!, Promises Promises, and more.
West Coast Berlin
To celebrate the upcoming PBS/Great Performances airing of "Holiday Inn," we'll face the music and dance along with Irving Berlin's great Hollywood songs, performed by Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman and more.
Broadway Broadcast of 1971
Here's our program would be like back in 1971; songs from shows currently running--Follies, No No Nanette--and a special visit in our studio with the young Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber with their concept album, Jesus Christ Superstar.
We're starting--and finishing--this episode with songs by the quintessential queen of lyric writing. Renditions by Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, and shows such as SEESAW and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN.
Call Me Monster
Our annual Halloween show on "Blood-vay to Main Street" is charged with electricity as we send up Frankenstein and his monster--join Count Larry Maslon for an hour of show tunes with a lot of heart--and brains!
Ballots Over Broadway
It's election time and show tunes are sweeping the country. Here are great campaigns songs and tributes to participatory democracy about from Annie, Of Thee I Sing, Hamilton, and more.