Focus Features’ Bathtubs Over Broadway trailer & poster released
Focus Features has released the official Bathtubs Over Broadway trailer and poster for their documentary comedy that is currently playing in select theaters. Check out the trailer below, featuring “A Tree Grows Here” by Founder Music, as well as the poster and new photos in the gallery!
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. In Bathtubs Over Broadway, filmmaker Dava Whisenant 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.
Co-written by Whisenant and Ozzy Inguanzo, the documentary also features David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Florence Henderson, Susan Stroman, Jello Biafra, and more.