Bathtubs Over Broadway

USA | 2018 | 87 min • Documentary Feature
  • Sides of a Horn Sides of a Horn


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Feb 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 2 Mon, Feb 25, 2019 1:10 PM
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 2 Sun, Mar 3, 2019 4:10 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:87
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dava Whisenant
Producer(s):Amanda Spain
Dava Whisenant
Susan Littenberg
Miguel A. Ferrer (musical number)
Screenwriter:Dava Whisenant
Ozzy Inguanzo


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.

• Tribeca Award Winner - Best Documentary Director
• WGA Awards Nominee - Best Documentary Screenplay
• IDA Doc Awards Nominee - Best Music Documentary & Best Score

Included Shorts

Sides of a Horn (18min) United States | 2018 | 18 min • Narrative Short More