Bathtubs Over Broadway


Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature Encore
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 partner with Chamber Music Sedona for a special encore of “Bathtubs Over Broadway” in celebration of the Chamber Music Season on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Bathtubs Over Broadway” won top honors as the Best of Fest Award-winner at the 2019 Sedona International Film Festival. It 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.

This screening and collaboration between Chamber Music Sedona and the Sedona International Film Festival is made possible by a grant from the City of Sedona.

For more information about the Chamber Music Sedona season, please visit