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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

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    • 4.7 • 85 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.

    Mary Rodgers

    Mary Rodgers

    Author and NYT critic Jesse Green joins us to discuss the composer's memoir, SHY, on he which collaborated, and her career. Songs performed by Carol Burnett, of course, plus Victoria Clark, Faith Prince, and more.
     

    • 54 min
    I've Got to Sing a Torch Song

    I've Got to Sing a Torch Song

    Do you know how the lady in the harbor feels? Great torch songs from Broadway musicals sung by Sara Bareilles, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gormé and many more.
     

    • 53 min
    Jerry Orbach

    Jerry Orbach

    An hour-long tribute to our hero, who's twice as big as life in our book; songs from Promises, Promises, The Fantasticks, Chicago, Carnival and more, plus some rarities.
     

    • 53 min
    The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

    It's Halloween weekend, so the host of "Blood-vay to Main Street," Count Larry Maslon celebrates another creepy guy in a black cape. Come with us, along with Michael Crawford, Ramin Karimloo, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban and more as we explore this groundbreaking show.
     

    • 53 min
    Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury

    ANGELA LANSBURY
    Strike the band up--a tribute to one of the all-time greats of the American Musical Theater. Songs from Mame, Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, among many others--including some real rarities. We think she's just sensational.
     

    • 54 min
    A Novel Approach

    A Novel Approach

    From the pages of the world's greatest fiction to the stages of the American musical--great shows such as Big River, Oliver!, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and more provide listeners with a trip to the library.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Krwolffman ,

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!

iknowwhereimgoing ,

B’way 2 Main St. Never Disappoints

This podcast never fails to delight. I always exit smiling.

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

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