– 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.”
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