Broadway to Main Street Podcast 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 Podcast

Broadway to Main Street Podcast

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

When Broadway Was Carefree

It was an era when life was just a bowl of cherries, there was good news, whoopee, with cream in your coffee. Explore Broadway's happiest hits from the 1920s and early 30s with Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, and more.

Road Trip

It's summertime and we're cranking up the car radio and listening to songs about every major city or state from Maine to California, from I-95 to the I-10; tunes from Ragtime, The Most Happy Fella, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and more.

Les Misérables

Do you hear the actors sing? We've lined up an all-star cast--Colm Wilkinson, Patti LuPone, Hugh Jackman, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and more--to bring this great musical home.

Judy at 100

The Broadway catalogue of Judy Garland is celebrated on her centenary. Classic songs by the Gershwins, Rodgers with Hart and Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Noël Coward and more (and partnered by Sinatra, Crosby, and Liza among others).

Kelli O'Hara

We invited Kelli O'Hara to our virtual studio for a chat and an hour of her most stunning performances from South Pacific, Light in the Piazza, Bridges of Madison County, O'Hara rarities and much more.

Oscar Hammerstein 2.1

The second part of our two-part interview with Mark Eden Horowitz, editor of "The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II": Now, we move on to OH2 and Rodgers, Sondheim, and the "what-ifs" of this mighty career. Songs performed by Nat King Cole, Audra McDonald, Dinah Shore, and more.

Oscar Hammerstein 2.0

The first of a two-part interview with the editor of "The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II," Mark Eden Horowitz, with brand-new insights of our greatest lyricist. With songs performed by Irene Dunne, Paul Robeson, Sarah Vaughan and more.

The 2022 Tony Awards

A special preview, featuring music (much of it as yet unreleased!) from Six, A Strange Loop, Paradise Square, Mr. Saturday Night, MJ The Musical, The Music Man and more.

The 1972 Tony Awards

Fifty years ago, these were among the nominees: Raúl Julia, Clifton Davis, Alexis Smith, Phil Silvers, Barry Bostwick, Mildred Natwick, and more. Join us as we stumble through a song or two and lie about ourselves a little.

I Have Confidence

Modesty is not a virtue here, showcasing more than a dozen Broadway characters with VERY healthy egos: Songs from Camelot, The Sound of Music, The Producers, and more--plus a special Carly Simon tribute!