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Broadway to Main Street

Laurence Maslon

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Broadway to Main Street

Broadway to Main Street

Laurence Maslon

7
Followers
45
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

Ballots Over Broadway

It's election time and show tunes are sweeping the country. Here are great campaigns songs and tributes to participatory democracy about from Annie, Of Thee I Sing, Hamilton, and more.

54 min5 d ago
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Ballots Over Broadway

Sweet Charity

Spend a little time with this astonishing Coleman/Fields score. Performers include Gwen Verdon, of course, but also Shirley MacLaine, Bobby Short, Juliet Prowse, and Sammy Davis, daddy-o! Fun, laughs, good times!

54 min1 w ago
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Sweet Charity

The King (Cole) of Broadway

"B" is for the way we l-o-v-e Broadway; "W" is for "Wow--Nat King Cole!"; "A" is author Will Friedwald, who joins us to discuss his new Nat Cole bio; "Y" is you're gonna dig this very, very extra-ordinary episode.

54 min2 w ago
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The King (Cole) of Broadway

John Barry

Composer John Barry was best-known as the musical muse of 007, but he spun gold in many songs and a few stage shows. Check out Michael Crawford, Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey and more in this tribute episode.

54 min3 w ago
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John Barry

One-Hit Wonders

Ease on down B2MS as we look at the great outliers--shows whose creators got their one shot at musical theater fame: The Wiz, 1776, Promises Promises, Dreamgirls, and more.

54 minSEP 21
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One-Hit Wonders

Mr. Mercer and His Pals

Johnny Mercer was not only one of America's greatest lyricists, he was a fabulous singer of his own material and others. We set up more than a dozen Mercer songs, sung by Johnny with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and more.

54 minSEP 14
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Mr. Mercer and His Pals

Dance Break

Tap your troubles away. Move the coffee table and get up and dance; great numbers from West Side Story, Hairspray, Gypsy, Damn Yankees and more.

54 minSEP 7
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Dance Break

"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part Two)

In the 1950s and '60s, wonderful songs were recorded by pop artists from Broadway shows that never had a cast recording. Here are Barbra Streisand, Steve Lawrence, Nancy Wilson, Robert Goulet and more.

54 minAUG 31
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"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part Two)

"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part One)

There have been many great musicals--Where's Charley?, Pal Joey, Love Life--that never had an original cast album. Here are some wonderful songs from these shows, performed by Frank Sinatra, Lotte Lenya, Jo Stafford, and more.

54 minAUG 24
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"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part One)

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 minAUG 10
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The Abominable Showman

Latest Episodes

Ballots Over Broadway

It's election time and show tunes are sweeping the country. Here are great campaigns songs and tributes to participatory democracy about from Annie, Of Thee I Sing, Hamilton, and more.

54 min5 d ago
Comments
Ballots Over Broadway

Sweet Charity

Spend a little time with this astonishing Coleman/Fields score. Performers include Gwen Verdon, of course, but also Shirley MacLaine, Bobby Short, Juliet Prowse, and Sammy Davis, daddy-o! Fun, laughs, good times!

54 min1 w ago
Comments
Sweet Charity

The King (Cole) of Broadway

"B" is for the way we l-o-v-e Broadway; "W" is for "Wow--Nat King Cole!"; "A" is author Will Friedwald, who joins us to discuss his new Nat Cole bio; "Y" is you're gonna dig this very, very extra-ordinary episode.

54 min2 w ago
Comments
The King (Cole) of Broadway

John Barry

Composer John Barry was best-known as the musical muse of 007, but he spun gold in many songs and a few stage shows. Check out Michael Crawford, Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey and more in this tribute episode.

54 min3 w ago
Comments
John Barry

One-Hit Wonders

Ease on down B2MS as we look at the great outliers--shows whose creators got their one shot at musical theater fame: The Wiz, 1776, Promises Promises, Dreamgirls, and more.

54 minSEP 21
Comments
One-Hit Wonders

Mr. Mercer and His Pals

Johnny Mercer was not only one of America's greatest lyricists, he was a fabulous singer of his own material and others. We set up more than a dozen Mercer songs, sung by Johnny with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and more.

54 minSEP 14
Comments
Mr. Mercer and His Pals

Dance Break

Tap your troubles away. Move the coffee table and get up and dance; great numbers from West Side Story, Hairspray, Gypsy, Damn Yankees and more.

54 minSEP 7
Comments
Dance Break

"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part Two)

In the 1950s and '60s, wonderful songs were recorded by pop artists from Broadway shows that never had a cast recording. Here are Barbra Streisand, Steve Lawrence, Nancy Wilson, Robert Goulet and more.

54 minAUG 31
Comments
"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part Two)

"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part One)

There have been many great musicals--Where's Charley?, Pal Joey, Love Life--that never had an original cast album. Here are some wonderful songs from these shows, performed by Frank Sinatra, Lotte Lenya, Jo Stafford, and more.

54 minAUG 24
Comments
"Look, Ma--No Album!" (Part One)

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 minAUG 10
Comments
The Abominable Showman
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