Bathtubs Over Broadway

“Ridiculously entertaining.”
NOW Toronto

When Steve Young, a comedy writer for David Letterman’s Late Show, was gathering material for a segment on the programme he stumbled across some vintage records 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 recognisable corporations in America, including General Electric, McDonalds, Ford, DuPont and Xerox.

Steve didn’t know much about musical theatre, but these recordings delighted him.

“Anyone who loves musical theatre owes it to themselves to see this.”
– Variety

Bathtubs Over Broadway follows Steve Young 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.

The film screened at Doc Edge Festival 2019.

Previous festival appearances for Bathtubs Over Broadway include
Hot Docs, Canada
Tribeca Film Festival, USA: winner, Best New Documentary Director

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Session Time

Auckland Art Gallery | Auditorium
Wed 5 Jun
12:30 PM
Auckland | Loft, Q Theatre
Thu 6 Jun
04:30 PM
Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre
Sat 8 Jun
06:15 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 2
Thu 20 Jun
04:30 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1
Sat 22 Jun
06:30 PM
87 min
United States
Dava Whisenant