Bathtubs Over Broadway

PG-13 • 1hr 27mmin


Lark Theater Fri, Feb 8 7:11 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Feb 9 10:50 AM
Lark Theater Mon, Feb 11 3:10 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Feb 15 12:10 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Feb 17 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Feb 21 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Feb 21 4:20 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Genre:Documentary, Comedy, Musical
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dava Whisenant
Cast:Steve Young, David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera
Screenwriter:Ozzy Inguanzo, Dava Whisenant
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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 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.

With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Florence Henderson, Susan Stroman, Jello Biafra and more.

"An unexpectedly moving ode to an ignored creative world" - The Hollywood Reporter

"Charming, goofy documentary" - L.A. Times

"Bathtubs Over Broadway is nothing that you expect and will be everything that you love." - Reel Honest Revie

"Anyone who loves musical theater owes it to themselves to see 'Bathtubs Over Broadway,' a delightful deep-dive documentary into one man's obsession with the obscure world of industrial musicals" - Variety