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Bathtubs Over Broadway
- 1h 27m
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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 cache of 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. They also featured writers and performers who would become legends, such as Chita Rivera, Kander & Ebb, Florence Henderson, and Bob Fosse. 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 uncover all he can about this hidden world. While delving into treasure troves of forgotten archives, tracking down rare albums, unearthing unseen footage, and rediscovering composers and performers, Steve comes to form unlikely friendships and discovers how this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Bathtubs Over Broadway pulls back the curtains on a delightfully entertaining -- and surprisingly affecting -- glimpse into a largely forgotten corner of pop culture.
Third Coast Review
Even if you feel like nothing about the subject matter of Bathtubs Over Broadway would interest you, I think you might be surprised how much watching another person get so excited about something gets under your skin in such a revitalizing manner.
July 14, 2020
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- Genre:Documentary, Comedy
- Release Date:November 30, 2018
- Audio Format:5.1
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