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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.

Broadway to Main Street Laurence Maslon

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7, 53 Ratings

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.

    The Abominable Showman

    The Abominable Showman

    David Merrick was one of Broadway's greatest producers--and greatest scoundrels. C'mon along and listen to a banquet of songs from great hits--Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, 42nd Street--terrible flops, and outrageous anecdotes.

    • 54 min
    Funny Girl

    Funny Girl

    Hello, gorgeous! It's about time--the fantastic 1964 Broadway collaboration among Barbra Streisand, Jule Styne, and Fanny Brice. Guest appearances by Diana Ross, Barbara Cook, Idina Menzel, and Brice herself.

    • 54 min
    Trust to Your Wanderlust

    Trust to Your Wanderlust

    Travel is also a state of mind. Great songs from Newsies, As Thousands Cheer, Guys and Dolls, and written by the Gershwins, Frank Loesser, Rodgers and Hart and more conjure up our nostalgia for wanderlust.

    • 54 min
    R&H Rarities

    R&H Rarities

    Even minor Rodgers and Hammerstein is major American music. Hear Dick Haymes, Judy Garland, John Coltrane, Bing Crosby, Bernadette Peters and more perform songs from off the beaten track.

    • 54 min
    Broadway Bossa Nova 2020

    Broadway Bossa Nova 2020

    The samba beat meets the Broadway songbook; classic tunes sung and swayed by Sinatra and Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Astrud Gilberto, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis and more.

    • 54 min
    More Tony's Beautiful Losers

    More Tony's Beautiful Losers

    A follow-up to our popular celebration of the legendary performances that DIDN'T win Tony Awards (some not even nominated!). Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, plus Elaine Stritch, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Broderick, and more.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

roseflowerlove ,

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

JenPen89 ,

Great podcast

This podcast makes my day every Monday morning

Ahoy Matty ,

Opened My Eyes

Beautiful tribute to Doris Day. Thank you for spotlighting her lyrical comprehension and her ability to phrase a song with real heart-tugging soulfulness. Your selections were priceless as well your bridging stories. Thank You!

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