Broadway to Main Street http://broadwaytomainstreet.com 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. Podcast Generator 2.5 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Mon, 27 May 2024 17:06:31 -0400 en Broadway to Main Street http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/images/itunes_image.jpg Broadway to Main Street http://broadwaytomainstreet.com 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. A Weekly Program Celebrating the Greatest Songs from the Broadway Stage Laurence Maslon Laurence Maslon laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com no Must-See Musicals Great film soundtracks based on great stage shows We're joined by Richard Barrios, author of TCM's "Must-See Musicals," to travel through great film musicals based on great stage shows: On The Town, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Chicago, and more. Great film soundtracks based on great stage shows http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-12-10_bms_mustseemusicals_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-12-10_bms_mustseemusicals_64.mp3 59:56 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:20:55 -0500 Come Follow the Band A big parade of Broadway bands. The recently arrived The Band's Visit leads the big parade of all sorts of Broadway bands along Main Street, from Barnum to The Music Man, from Strike Up the Band to School of Rock, plus a sneak peek from The Band's Visit.  A big parade of Broadway bands. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-12-03_bms_come_follow_the_band.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-12-03_bms_come_follow_the_band.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:13:00 -0500 Once Upon a Time . . . Musicals that live happily ever after. The magical world of fairy tales lives happily ever after in the American musical: songs from Hans Christian Andersen, Cinderella, Frozen, Into The Woods and many more. Musicals that live happily ever after. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-11-12_bms_fairy_tales.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-11-12_bms_fairy_tales.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:47:40 -0500 21st Century Musicals Musical bonanzas of the 21st Century. The first decade of our current century brought some musical bonanzas to Broadway, shows that were incredibly influential and popular: Wicked, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, In The Heights and more. Musical bonanzas of the 21st Century. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-10-01_bms_21st_century_musicals.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-10-01_bms_21st_century_musicals.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:29:47 -0400 Prince on Broadway The groundbreaking work of producer/director Harold Prince. The groundbreaking work of producer/director Harold Prince is celebrated with songs from his most cherished shows: Cabaret, Follies, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, and more. Is it really good? It's too good, at least! The groundbreaking work of producer/director Harold Prince. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-09-03_bms_hal_prince.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-09-03_bms_hal_prince.mp3 58:59 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 03 Sep 2017 17:23:55 -0400 The First Girl in the Second Row Broadway superstars when they were Broadway supernumeraries! Broadway superstars when they were Broadway supernumeraries! Kristin Chenoweth, John Travolta, Audra McDonald, Hal Linden, and more--just starting out and making a name for themselves. Broadway superstars when they were Broadway supernumeraries! http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-08-06_bms_first_girl.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-08-06_bms_first_girl.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:11:57 -0400 Super '70s Broadway Hits Broadway and pop stars met on the '70s charts. The 1970s presented a crossroads for Broadway and pop music. Here are the hits performed by the artists who tried—valiantly—to bridge the gap: Dionne Warwick, Helen Reddy, the Jackson 5, John Travolta and many more. Broadway and pop stars met on the '70s charts. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-07-30_bms_super_70s.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-07-30_bms_super_70s.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 30 Jul 2017 17:10:46 -0400 Kids Today! The best shows about kids on Broadway. You've won a Golden Ticket to the best shows about kids on Broadway, everything from Bye Bye Birdie to Matilda, from Annie to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The best shows about kids on Broadway. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-07-23_bms_kids.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-07-23_bms_kids.mp3 58:56 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:27:25 -0400 Broadway to the Rialto Musicals with an Italian setting. Ciao! Get out your guidebooks as we troup around the map of little Italy: musicals such as The Light in the Piazza, Kiss Me Kate, and Do I Hear a Waltz? set in Florence, Venice, Rome, and more. Musicals with an Italian setting. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-07-09_bms_broadway_to_the_rialto.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-07-09_bms_broadway_to_the_rialto.mp3 58:59 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:41:50 -0400 The 1967 Tony Awards Willkommen to the Tonys fifty years ago! Willkommen to the Tonys fifty years ago! Here’s what Broadway audiences were digging: Lotte Lenya, Robert Preston, Barbara Harris, Alan Alda, and the groundbreaking production of Cabaret. Willkommen to the Tonys fifty years ago! http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-06-05_bms_1967_tonys.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-06-05_bms_1967_tonys.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:24:49 -0400 Video Varieties Delectable rare performances from the golden age of TV variety shows. Critic and curator Will Friedwald joins us in the studio to savor some of the most delectable rare performances from the golden age of TV variety shows: gems from Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante, Steve Lawrence and Sammy Davis, Jr., and many more. Delectable rare performances from the golden age of TV variety shows. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-05-21_bms_videovarieties_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-05-21_bms_videovarieties_64.mp3 58:43 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 21 May 2017 14:31:45 -0400 Springtime for Broadway A blooming bouquet of Broadway bounties. Hurry, it's lovely on our program: a blooming bouquet of blossoming Broadway bounties from On a Clear Day, South Pacific, Pal Joey, Love Life and more. A blooming bouquet of Broadway bounties. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-04-30_bml_springtime2017.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-04-30_bml_springtime2017.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:22:42 -0400 While My Guitar Gently Plays Show Tunes The magic of love's guitar in beloved musicals The magic of love's guitar is at the center of such beloved musicals as The Sound of Music, Evita, Show Boat, Man of La Mancha and many more. The magic of love's guitar in beloved musicals http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-04-10_bms_whilemyguitargentlyplaysshowtunes_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-04-10_bms_whilemyguitargentlyplaysshowtunes_64.mp3 58:43 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:12:54 -0400 Sunday in the Park with George Putting it together with the Sondheim/Lapine classic It’s no ordinary Sunday as we celebrate the new revival of the Sondheim/Lapine musical by putting it together with performances by Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Barbara Cook, and the latest George, Jake Gyllenhaal. Putting it together with the Sondheim/Lapine classic http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-03-05_bms_sunday_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-03-05_bms_sunday_64.mp3 58:44 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:45:29 -0500 Feisty Females of the '40s. A decade of persistent women on the Broadway stage. The 1940s ushered a decade of persuasive and persistent women onto the American musical stage. They're all here: Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Nancy Walker, Gertrude Lawrence, and more. A decade of persistent women on the Broadway stage. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-02-12_bms_1930s_64kbps.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-02-12_bms_1930s_64kbps.mp3 58:44 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:47:00 -0500 Legit Legends Musical moments from dramatic stars of stage and film. The Broadway musical was always welcoming to dramatic stars from the legitimate stage and Hollywood films. Celebrate musical moments from Katharine Hepburn, Richard Burton, Judi Dench, Daniel Radcliffe, Vivien Leigh and many more. Musical moments from dramatic stars of stage and film. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-01-22_bms_legit_legends.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-01-22_bms_legit_legends.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:19:09 -0500 Songs of Hope and Glory An hour of optimistic, inspirational tunes Has the state of the world gotten you down?  News giving you the blues?  Well, put on a happy face as "Broadway to Main Street" inaugurates an hour of optimistic, inspirational tunes from Annie, Finian's Rainbow, La Cage aux Folles, and others. An hour of optimistic, inspirational tunes http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-01-15_bms_hope_and_glory.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2017-01-15_bms_hope_and_glory.mp3 58:58 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:47:36 -0500 Downtown Abbey Great hit songs that originated in the UK. Cabaret charmers Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano join us live in the studio to celebrate some bundles from Britain: great hit songs that originated in the UK by Noel Coward, Anthony Newley, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. Great hit songs that originated in the UK. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-12-18_bms_downtown_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-12-18_bms_downtown_64.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:03:04 -0500 TV Tuners A panorama of original musicals in prime time. A panorama of those great days when television broadcast original musicals in prime time. Here are Julie Andrews, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Noel Coward, Angela Lansbury, and Mr. Magoo, starring in “spectaculars” written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Jule Styne, and Cole Porter; enjoy them in your living room. A panorama of original musicals in prime time. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-12-04_bms_tv_shows.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-12-04_bms_tv_shows.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:01:24 -0500 Manhattan Tower Gordon Jenkins’ legendary musical tribute to New York City Gordon Jenkins’ legendary musical tribute to New York City is the greatest collection of show tunes without a show. Join us as critic Will Friedwald takes us through this landmark work, with performances by Robert Goulet, Ray Charles, Patti Page, and others. Gordon Jenkins’ legendary musical tribute to New York City http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-11-20_bms_manhattan_tower_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-11-20_bms_manhattan_tower_64.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:08:59 -0500 My Kind of Town Celebrate the Windy City with all that jazz from Broadway This week, Chicago is everybody's kind of town:  celebrate the Windy City with great musicals such as Chicago and Pal Joey, plus all that jazz from singers and performers based in the Cubs' hometown.  Celebrate the Windy City with all that jazz from Broadway http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-11-06_bms_chicago.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-11-06_bms_chicago.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 06 Nov 2016 19:44:02 -0500 Ghouls and Dolls The bad, bad men of the musical and the ladies who stand up to them. Our annual Halloween broadcast highlights the bad, bad men of the American musical and the lovely ladies who stand up to them. Songs from Porgy and Bess, Guys and Dolls, The Phantom of the Opera and more. The bad, bad men of the musical and the ladies who stand up to them. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-10-31_bms_ghouls_and_dolls_2_2.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-10-31_bms_ghouls_and_dolls_2_2.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:22:00 -0400 Melissa Errico One of Broadway's fairest ladies shares her talents. One of Broadway's fairest ladies shares her talents with us in the studio, and frames her great performances in Finian's Rainbow, One Touch of Venus, High Society and more. One of Broadway's fairest ladies shares her talents. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-10-16_bms_melissaerrico_edit_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-10-16_bms_melissaerrico_edit_64.mp3 59:32 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:59:10 -0400 Broadway Bossa Nova The Brazilian beat meets the American Songbook The Brazilian beat that swept the world of music in the 1960s underscores the Broadway songbook. Great performers such as Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, and Chris Connor samba their way through songs from Kismet, Evita, The Sound of Music, and Flora the Red Menace. The Brazilian beat meets the American Songbook http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-10-10_bms_bossanova_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-10-10_bms_bossanova_64.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:41:26 -0400 Stop the Presses!! Broadway makes the headlines in this special edition. Extra! Extra! Read all about it!! Broadway makes the headlines in this special edition, featuring tabloid tunes from Newsies, Damn Yankees, Pal Joey, Sweet Smell of Success, and more: Broadway makes the headlines in this special edition. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-09-25_bms_press_64.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-09-25_bms_press_64.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:52:34 -0400 Broadway to Bond Street The great James Bond themes and songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Summertime vacation with the Midas touch:  a look at the great James Bond themes and songs from the 1960s and 1970s.  Artists include Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Jennifer Holliday, and Adele.  Nobody does it better than "Broadway to Main Street"!  The great James Bond themes and songs from the 1960s and 1970s. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-08-22_bms_broadway_to_bond_street11.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-08-22_bms_broadway_to_bond_street11.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:02:25 -0400 All the World's a Stage Songs that celebrate "the business we call show" "All the world's a stage"--and the musical theater is a major player.  Songs that celebrate "the business we call show" from the Ancient Greeks--The Frogs--to Shakespeare--Something Rotten--to the Broadway stages of today.  Curtain up! Songs that celebrate "the business we call show" http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-08-15_bms_all_the_worlds_a_stage.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-08-15_bms_all_the_worlds_a_stage.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon Broadway no Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:40:19 -0400 Latins Makes Lovely Show Tunes The Latin beat sets the pace for the Broadway musical. This broadcast is your lucky rhumba: the Latin beat as it sets the pace for the Broadway musical. Songs by Porter, Berlin, Rodgers and Hart and from shows such as Evita, In The Heights, and The Boy from Oz will make you want to shake your maracas! The Latin beat sets the pace for the Broadway musical. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-07-17_bms_latins.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-07-17_bms_latins.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:46:00 -0400 A Star is Born Star-making performances over the last eight decades. Nothing is more essential to the Broadway mythology that an overnight sensation who becomes a star.  Here is a round-up of some of the great star-making performances over the last eight decades, from Ethel Merman to Barbra Streisand to the astonishing Cynthia Erivo, currently in The Color Purple.  Star-making performances over the last eight decades. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-05-01_bms_a_star_is_born.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-05-01_bms_a_star_is_born.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 01 May 2016 19:29:17 -0400 Come to the Ball Shows that celebrate the transformative magic of the ballroom Your golden invitation from "Broadway to Main Street" has arrived: put on your dancing shoes and come join Cinderella, My Fair Lady, Ballroom, Hairspray and other great shows that celebrate the transformative magic of the ballroom. Don't leave your slipper behind! Shows that celebrate the transformative magic of the ballroom http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-04-21_bms_come_to_the_ball.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-04-21_bms_come_to_the_ball.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:52:49 -0400 Plenty of '20s The greatest hits of the Broadway stage from the 1920s. The greatest hits of the Broadway stage from the 1920s--from shows such as Shuffle Along, Lady, Be Good!; No, No, Nanette; The Desert Song; Show Boat--performed by such great latter-day artists as Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and others. The greatest hits of the Broadway stage from the 1920s. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-04-10_bms_the_twenties.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-04-10_bms_the_twenties.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 10 Apr 2016 19:22:00 -0400 Real Live Guys Politicians and performers who inspired great musicals. As a follow-up to our "Real Live Girls" program, we're looking at the figures from history from the distaff side:  politicians, artists, performers who inspired such musicals as Fiorello!, 1776, George M!, Barnum, and, of course, Hamilton. Politicians and performers who inspired great musicals. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-03-29_bms_real_live_guys.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-03-29_bms_real_live_guys.mp3 58:52 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:02:00 -0400 The Musical World of Disney Great songs from the Disney canon, from screen to stage and back. It's a "Broadway to Main Street" world, after all!  Great songs from the Disney canon, from screen to stage and back:  Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and a magical kingdom of hits, with stars such as Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Idina Menzel, and more. Great songs from the Disney canon, from screen to stage and back. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-03-21_bms_disney.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-03-21_bms_disney.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:48:45 -0400 Pardon My Southern Accent Broadway musicals with a Southern twang Broadway with a Southern accent:  shows and songs with a twang, including The Robber Bridgegroom, Big River, Shenandoah, and Li'l Abner.  C'mon down!  Broadway musicals with a Southern twang http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-03-13_bms_pardon_my_southern_accent.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-03-13_bms_pardon_my_southern_accent.mp3 58:52 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:44:26 -0400 You've Got Me Covered Great cover recordings of Broadway treasures by pop artists Here are the great "cover" recordings of famous (and some not-so-famous) Broadway songs; studio artists of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s who brought the Broadway songbook to a new level:  Doris Day, Eydie Gorme, Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and others putting a new spin on songs from South Pacific, Mame, On a Clear Day and so much more. Great cover recordings of Broadway treasures by pop artists http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-02-08_2016-02-08_bms_covered.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-02-08_2016-02-08_bms_covered.mp3 58:59 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:00:00 -0500 Hip-Operetta The sweet mystery of great romantic music Ah, sweet mystery of operetta, at last Broadway to Main Street has found you! Here are some awfully hip songs from the romantic stage from Naughty Marietta to The Phantom of the Opera, performed by everyone to Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.  The sweet mystery of great romantic music http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-01-04_bms_operetta_123115_96.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-01-04_bms_operetta_123115_96.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:48:40 -0500 The Broadway Broadcast of 1939 A studio broadcast of our show as heard back in 1939 It's Broadway to Main Street, the way you would have heard it back in 1939!  Live from our studio above Times Square, we’ll hear songs from the smash hits of 1939--"Friendship," "Over the Rainbow," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and many others, sung by the original artists--with special guests joining us for the program:  Broadway columnist Ed Sullivan and the legendary songwriting team of Dick Rodgers and Larry Hart.  A studio broadcast of our show as heard back in 1939 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-12-13_01_bms_1939_1.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-12-13_01_bms_1939_1.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:55:00 -0500 To Oz? To Oz! The Yellow Brick Road runs through Broadway to Main Street The Yellow Brick Road runs through over a century of Broadway and Hollywood territory.  We are joined by one of Wicked's wonderful Wizard's, David Garrison, for a look at The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, Wicked, and more, joined by Judy Garland, Idina Menzel, Diana Ross, Kristin Chenoweth and the whole gang.   The Yellow Brick Road runs through Broadway to Main Street http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-11-16_bms_tooz_110615.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-11-16_bms_tooz_110615.mp3 58:54 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:02:00 -0500 Encore: Don't Rain on My Parody Great Broadway songs and the satirists who made fun of them. What's more fun that a great Broadway song?  Making fun of a great Broadway song!  In this broadcast, we celebrate the parodic geniuses that have laughed at show tunes for decades, including Allan Sherman, Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and Forbidden Broadway.  Great sharpshooters and their targets--Barbra Streisand, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others. Great Broadway songs and the satirists who made fun of them. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-11-09____2.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-11-09____2.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:06:47 -0500 The Music That Makes Me Laugh The funniest songs ever written for the musical state. Here are some of the funniest songs ever written for the musical theater--writers include Noel Coward, Comden and Green, Cole Porter--performed by expert clowns such as Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Morse, Phil Silvers, Groucho Marx and more.  Please don’t drive while listening to this episode! The funniest songs ever written for the musical state. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-09-28_bms_musicthatmakesmelaugh.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-09-28_bms_musicthatmakesmelaugh.mp3 58:55 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:53:53 -0400 Michael Riedel: Broadway Beat The New York Post's theater columnist joins us to dish up the scoop. The theater columnist for the New York Post joins us for a juicy hour full of anecdotes, tales, and tunes from the Great White Way. Songs from Annie, Seesaw, A Chorus Line and others frame the inside scoop as only Riedel can dish it out The New York Post's theater columnist joins us to dish up the scoop. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-08-24_bms_riedel.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-08-24_bms_riedel.mp3 58:55 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:11:33 -0400 On Vacation: Movie Themes A detour to Hollywood for the greatest movie themes and the songs written for them. I’m not on vacation, but Broadway to Main Street is going to take its summer break from the Theatre District and turn it over to greatest theme songs in movie history from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Godfather, Superman, The Pink Panther and more. A detour to Hollywood for the greatest movie themes and the songs written for them. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-08-17_on_vacation__movie_themes.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2015-08-17_on_vacation__movie_themes.mp3 1:00:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:19:19 -0400 The 1965 Tony Awards What was being awarded 50 years ago this week. Here's a overview of the 1965 Tony Awards What was being awarded 50 years ago this week. http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-04-22_bms_a_1965_0.mp3 http://broadwaytomainstreet.com/podcastgen/?name=2016-04-22_bms_a_1965_0.mp3 59:00 laurence@broadwaytomainstreet.com (Laurence Maslon) Laurence Maslon no Sun, 31 May 2015 13:09:00 -0400