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.
To celebrate his streaming show, "John Cullum: An Accidental Life", we look at the legacy of one of our great Broadway stars in On A Clear Day, 1776, Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century--and Mr. Cullum joins us for an interview!
While the City Sleeps
The magical sounds of the city heard by night owls and songbirds; tunes from great Broadway shows sung by Sammy Davis, Jr., Ethel Merman, Steven Pasquale, Peggy Lee, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and more.
Spring Is Here
A springtime bouquet of show tunes cultivated to make your heart go dancing, sung by Barbra Streisand, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, Eydie Gormé, Derek Klena, Elaine Stritch, Noël Coward and more.
Kurt Weill in America
A selection from Kurt Weill’s extraordinarily inventive Broadway catalogue. Original renditions combine with new interpretations by such performers as Mary Martin, Gertrude Lawrence, Melissa Errico, Lotte Lenya, Donna Murphy—even the composer himself.
Broadway On The Air
Return to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when Broadway stars ruled the radio airwaves! Here's an all-star line-up of great Broadway performers and songwriters delivering rare and exciting moments only heard live on radio: Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Groucho Marx, and many more.
We're in the Money
Great tunes from the Great Depression, brought to life by a newer generation: Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin and 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