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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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Get into the mood for next week's awards with musical selections from The Band's Visit, Frozen, SpongeBob, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, and the other major nominees. A chance for our listeners to root for their favorites: This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming!

We will be joined in the studio by author Todd S. Purdum to discuss the wonderful world of Rodgers and Hammerstein from his brand-new book which chronicles their revolutionary collaboration. Songs from all the major shows performed by Julie Andrews, Leslie Odom, Jr., Barbara Cook, and many others. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.  

We provide a sneak preview of Audra McDonald's latest album--weeks ahead of its release in stores. Backed by the New York Philharmonic, Audra turns her titanic talents to Kander and Ebb, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Adam Guettel and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Get ready for a front-pew seat celebrating next week's dynastic nuptials; framed by the score from the Fred Astaire/Jane Powell film, we'll look at musical marriages from Annie Get Your Gun, Company, and Kiss Me, Kate.  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

With the team's My Fair Lady ensconced at Lincoln Center, wouldn't it be loverly to hear some Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe? Popular recordings of their masterpieces from Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Chet Baker, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and the songwriters themselves. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.  

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