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.
Cole Porter in Hollywood
Highlights from the great songs in Porter's film musicals, rendered by a sensational company of greats: Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand, Fred Astaire, Nancy Wilson, and more.
Chita Rivera Tribute
Everything is Rosie as we honor a Broadway legend with songs from all her major hits (and some off-beat notes as well).
We look at some of the most perfect harmonic moments from the Broadway canon; four-part wonders from Harmony, Sunday in the Park with George, The Music Man and more.
Among My Yesterdays
Celebrating the start of our 13th (!) lucky year on the air, I look at the eclectic compendium of the shows that made such a strong impression on me growing up: "It's a Bird . . .It's a Plane. . . .It's SUPERMAN!," Baker Street, Minnie's Boys, Golden Boy and more.
To frame the new biopic of Leonard Bernstein (courtesy of Bradley Cooper), we look at all of the Maestro's Broadway music used in the film, plus additional performances by Comden and Green, Audra McDonald, Boris Karloff, Nell Carter and more.
Memories of You 2023
Our annual look at the musical theatre giants who left us in 2023: Fiddler on the Roof's Topol, Sheldon Harnick, and Joanna Merlin, as well as Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Inga Swenson, and more.
How can you not like this podcast? 👏
I came across this podcast about 3 years ago, and it became a regular weekly companion for my long drives. Mr. Maslon’s love and knowledge of Broadway musicals is always on hand, and he has introduced me to shows, songs and singers I am very grateful to have experienced. Truly a jewel.
A Theatre Lover’s Dream
The perfect balance of entertaining and educational; Broadway To Main Street provides a unique experience for its audience. Not only are you being introduced to a catalog of music, but you’re learning facts along the way. Each episode might be similar in format, but it brings a new surprise every week. If you want more than a traditional radio experience, Broadway To Main Street is the perfect avenue for you.