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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 • 77 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.

    Old Friends

    Old Friends

    We kick off our second decade on the air by visiting with some very special friends from over the last ten years: David Garrison, Ann Harada, Lewis J. Stadlen, Veanne Cox, Malcolm Gets, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano sharing stories and songs.  Here's to us!

    • 54 min
    I'll Drink to That!

    I'll Drink to That!

    The perfect remedy for a New Year's hangover: songs about bibulous imbibers from across the Broadway decades, sung by Patti LuPone, Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and more. And one for Mahler!

    • 54 min
    West Side Stories

    West Side Stories

    For your holiday delectation, I'm joined by West Side Story expert, author Richard Barrios, to examine the 1957 Broadway version, the 1961 film, and the vibrant new Spielberg movie.

    • 54 min
    The 2021 Holiday Show

    The 2021 Holiday Show

    Our holiday angel this year is the Queen of Broadway, Judy Kaye. Judy shares some of her favorite songs of the season--sung by Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and others--and we get a cornucopia of her own performances with material by Sondheim, Coleman, Blitzstein, and Bernstein.

    • 55 min
    Stocking Stuffers

    Stocking Stuffers

    A sampling of the most exciting new Broadway-esque music releases for the holiday season. Performers include Kristen Chenoweth, Sierra Boggess, Ansel Elgort, and others with songs by Sondheim, Bacharach, Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and more.

    • 54 min
    Sondheim (By My Side)

    Sondheim (By My Side)

    A very personal tribute to Stephen Sondheim, through decades of discovering his works and playing my (and his) favorites. Songs and renditions, well-known and obscure, from COMPANY, SWEENEY TODD, PACIFIC OVERTURES and more.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 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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