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Broadway to Main Street

Sundays at 3pm

BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET is devoted to music that began on the Broadway stage.  Each episode of “Broadway to Main Street”—will celebrate an important show or legendary songwriter or examine a historical or cultural movement.  The songs will be drawn from classic albums, rare recordings, and surprise interpretations, supplemented by host Laurence Maslon’s commentary, guest appearances, and news from Broadway.

“Every song we’ll play will have originated on Broadway, but in addition to the stars who made these songs famous, we’ll also hear from the great artists of film, popular recording, jazz, and the cabaret scene, and discover some of their majestic interpretations of this glorious music, in order to give our listeners a sense of how vast, how entertaining and how enlightening the American musical stage has been for over a century.  Whether our listeners have tuned in from their living room or their car radio or one of those new fangled mobile devices, they’re going to have the best seat in the house.”

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The sidekicks and supporting players that kept Broadway in stitches for decades: scene-stealers from The Producers, Waitress, Guys and Dolls, and more. This Sunday at 3 PM, live or streaming.

A look at a brand-new book by your host, "Broadway to Main Street"--yes!--with a survey of songs featured in this recently released volume about show tunes from Oxford University Press. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

We celebrate "Doc" Simon's bountiful contribution to the American musical, with selections from Promises, Promises; Sweet Charity; Little Me; and more. This Sunday at 3 PM, live or streaming.

We take a detour to Detroit for Labor Day weekend; Motown's best artists--Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, the Jackson 5--get it together and knock some Broadway classics out of the ballpark! This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

As a prelude to the Mabel Mercer Cabaret centennial tribute to Alan Jay Lerner at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (August 31), we're running an encore retrospective of Lerner and Loewe's greatest hits with Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet and more.  This Sunday at 3 PM, live or streaming.

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