Broadway to Main Street podcast

Broadway to Main Street

Laurence Maslon

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.

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    Come Blow Your Horn

    54:38

    Broadway sounds its trumpet on-stage and off, with great performances of "brassy" material by Ethel Merman, Barbra Streisand and more, along with solos from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and other cornet men.
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    Old Friends

    54:20

    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!
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    I'll Drink to That!

    54:34

    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!
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    West Side Stories

    54:42

    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.
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    The 2021 Holiday Show

    55:07

    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.  
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    Stocking Stuffers

    54:01

    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.
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    Sondheim (By My Side)

    54:01

    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.  
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    Sondheim's American Century (2021)

    54:25

    As a tribute to the greatest songwriter of Broadway's last half-century, we remember Stephen Sondheim with an encore of this 2018 broadcast--a musical march through the 20th Century, from the maestro's point of view.  A special  new memorial broadcast will appear next week.
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    Kern and Hammerstein

    54:12

    One of the most enduring partnerships in American music, with songs sung by Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Rebecca Luker, Nina Simone--and the lyricist himself!
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    Broadway on the March

    54:01

    On Broadway, the people sing of progress, politics, and passion. Here are the great anthems for social change over the last century from Les Misérables, Hair, Ragtime, Caroline or Change, and more.

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