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Broadway to Main Street is a radio program where the greatest songs of the Broadway stage meet popular culture in America.

You can listen to this week's show or scroll through the archives of over 250 different episodes celebrating the timeless tunes and traditions of the American Musical Theater. Hosted and produced by Laurence Maslon for WPPB Peconic Public Broadcasting, each podcast has its own theme and topic and is the best seat in the house for your favorite scores—and songs and shows just waiting to be discovered by you.

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About the Creator

Laurence Maslon is an arts professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as associate chair of the Graduate Acting Program, with an affiliation in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. He is the host and producer of the weekly radio series, Broadway to Main Street, broadcast on the NPR-affiliate station WPPB-FM. His most recent projects are a history of recorded music from Broadway, Broadway to Main Street: How Show Music Enchanted America, to be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press and the American Masters documentary, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, currently scheduled for broadcast on PBS in 2018. He edited the two-volume set American Musicals (1927-1969) containing sixteen classic Broadway librettos, published by the Library of America in 2014 to national acclaim. With producer/director Michael Kantor, he cowrote the PBS series Make 'Em Laugh (Emmy nomination) and two episodes of the Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical as well as its companion volume. Maslon wrote the American Masters/Thirteen documentary Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds and is the editor of Kaufman & Co., the Library of America edition of George S. Kaufman's plays. He served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards from 2007 to 2010.

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