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Broadway to Main Street is the crossroads where the greatest songs of the Broadway stage meet popular culture in America.  You can listen to this week's show; or dig into the archives of over 175 different broadcasts celebrating the timeless tunes and traditions of the American Musical Theater; or investigate books, articles, and news about the American musical. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOW

Original Air Date: May 1, 2016

A Star in Born

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

A Star in Born

Next WEEK'S SHOW

Rodgers: Hart-less and Jazzy

Richard Rodgers in a jazz vein, and, lyrically, with a little Hammerstein, some Sondheim, and a good deal of Rodgers himself,  To frame the Encores! presentation of Do I Hear a Waltz?, we've assembled a jazz sampler of Rodgers' later work:  Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and John Coltrane join the club.



 

Hope you can join us.

 

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Welcome 

Broadway to Main Street is the crossroads where the greatest songs of the Broadway stage meet popular culture in America.  You can listen to this week's show; or dig into the archives of over 175 different broadcasts celebrating the timeless tunes and traditions of the American Musical Theater; or investigate books, articles, and news about the American musical. 

THIS WEEK'S SHOWOriginal Air Date: May 1, 2016 

A Star in Born

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

 

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