Flagstaff Premiere: Bathtubs Over Broadway


Film Info
Event Type:Flagstaff Premiere
Release Year:2018
Run Time:87 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dava Whisenant
Cast:David Letterman
Martin Short
Chita Rivera
Susan Stroman
Florence Henderson
Steve Young


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of the award-winning documentary “Bathtubs Over Broadway” on Wednesday, March 13 as part of the festival’s monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 16 Theatres.

“Bathtubs Over Broadway” won top honors as the Best of Fest Award-winner at the recent Sedona International Film Festival. It has also won the top Audience Choice prize for Best Film and Best Documentary at dozens of prestigious film festivals around the world.

When he started as a comedy writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever.

Bizarre cast recordings — marked “internal use only” — revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. Steve didn’t know much about musical theater, but these recordings delighted him in a way that nothing ever had.

"Bathtubs Over Broadway" follows Steve on his quest to find all he can about this hidden world. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.

A representative from the NAU Philosophy Department and Philosophy in the Public Interest will lead a discussion following the film screening.