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.
And the living is...you know the rest. Great songs from the Broadway stage about the joys of the season, from Grease to The Most Happy Fella to Porgy and Bess to Mamma Mia!
Other Voices, Other Stages
Unsung champions of the Broadway songbook--if you don't know them, you should: Jackie and Roy, Lee Wiley, Buddy Clark, Felicia Sanders, Matt Monro, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and more.
A tribute to one of the American Musical Theatre's most ambitious songwriters. We're joined by Steven Blier, artistic director of the New York Festival of Song, plus amazing renditions of Blitzstein's work by Patti LuPone, Rosemary Clooney, Audra McDonald, Paul Robeson and more.
At The Show Tune Lounge
Grab a Mai Tai, put on your capri pants, and listen to some of the most lounge-worthy Broadway show tunes, sung by Steve and Eydie, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Julie London, and more.
Dick Van Dyke
Everything is rosie with our expansive tribute to this beloved star of stage (Bye Bye Birdie) and screen (Mary Poppins, etc.). Guest selections include Chita Rivera, Mary Tyler Moore, and of course Julie Andrews--plus some Dick Van Dyke show tune rarities!
Tony's Wonderful Winners
We're celebrating what would have been "Tony Sunday" with a festival of the most honored Tony Award winners--performers who have won multiple medallions: Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury, Nathan Lane, John Cullum, Chita Rivera and many more.
It deserves a Tony!
This show has it all. Wonderful music you know and love, for sure. But also lots of gems you might not have heard before. And, in between the music, an approachable but advanced sprinkling of knowledge from a leading profesor of musical theater at NYU. Highest recommendation!
B’way 2 Main St. Never Disappoints
This podcast never fails to delight. I always exit smiling.
I love how you play full songs
I listened to podcasts where they talk about the show and will play snippets of songs from musicals or shows. I like how you let the full song play. I play this show every night and I could care less if I wake my parents up with me singing along.
Although I notice sometimes such as for Bands Visit, the songs “Welcome to no where” or “Omar Sharif” is usually chosen when the show is mentioned. I understand it is popular but the instrumental songs from the show are great. I love the song “answer me” by Adam kantor and I always hope to hear it played but it never is.
Lastly I am hoping unless I missed it, you do have a episode on shows made into movies or movies put on stage. Like Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby), Beetlejuice, Lion King, Willy Wonka, Cats (especially the 2020 movie), The Bands Visit, Mamma Mia, Frozen, ect. Just ideas.
I love this show. I’m so glad I found it