Broadway to Main Street
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.
Audra McDonald:  Greatest Performances
In preparation for the PBS/Great Performances concert of Audra McDonald from the London Palladium (May 17), we play some of her finest moments from across her storied career: rarities and Tony-winners.
May 13
54 min
Broadway and Beyond
We're kicking off WLIW's "Broadway and Beyond" television/radio programming with a special episode of Game Changers and Groundbreakers: Show Boat, Pal Joey, Company, The Producers, Hamilton, and more.
May 5
54 min
The Other Couple
In classic American musicals, there's usually a supporting--other--couple. Here's a tribute to Nathan and Adelaide, Ado Annie and Will Parker, Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, and many more.
Apr 29
54 min
Broadway International
We travel the world for great international performers singing show tunes--Maurice Chevalier, Jacques Brel, Astrud Gilberto--and rare international cast albums, like Mi Bella Dama.
Apr 22
54 min
More of Loesser
Broadway's troubadour of the 1950s, Frank Loesser was a master of melody. Some of the greatest pop and jazz performers--Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Bobby Darin, Eliane Elias--roll the dice with Loesser's tune. 
Apr 14
54 min
Sarah Vaughan at 100
One of the greatest singers of the 20th Century, Sarah Vaughan gets her centennial moment in the show tune spotlight. Songs from Babes in Arms, West Side Story, Golden Boy, South Pacific and more.
Apr 7
54 min
Fools Rush In
  This week's episode is all about quantum physics and the American musical--just fooling! We celebrate the fools and the foolhardy with performances from Phil Silvers, Carol Burnett, Ed Wynn, Sutton Foster and many more.
Mar 31
54 min
The Pajama Game
  Is the game we're in, celebrating the musical's 70th anniversary this spring. All the classic Adler/Ross songs in renditions by Doris Day, Harry Connick Jr., Rosemary Clooney, and more.
Mar 24
54 min
Steve Lawrence
Our tribute to a Broadway star and one of the very best singers of the Broadway songbook. Musical numbers, of course, from What Makes Sammy Run? and Golden Rainbow, and songs from She Loves Me, Golden Boy, High Spirits, and more.
Mar 17
54 min
Oscar Bait
OSCAR BAIT We're hopelessly devoted to the Academy Awards. This episode, we look at the songs written expressly for film adaptations of Broadway shows. Sinatra, Madonna, Streisand, Minnelli, and many more.
Mar 10
54 min
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