DJ Sessions: Show Tunes, From 'South Pacific' To 'Do I Hear A Waltz?'11:08
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Broadway play marquees are seen near Times Square in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Broadway play marquees are seen near Times Square in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks show tunes with Laurence Maslon, a professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and host of the weekly show "Broadway to Main Street" at WPPB, Long Island's NPR station. Maslon is also the author of the book "Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America."

Music From The Segment

Sammy Davis Jr., "Night Song" (from "Golden Boy")

Peggy Lee, "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair" (from "South Pacific")

Sergio Franchi, "Take The Moment" (from "Do I Hear a Waltz?")

Madeline Kahn and John Cullum, "Our Private World" (from "On the Twentieth Century")

Audra McDonald, "The Glamorous Life" (from "A Little Night Music")

This segment aired on January 18, 2019.

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