Bathtubs Over Broadway Purchase Tickets
Director/Producer/Editor: Dava Whisenant | Producers: Amanda Spain, Susan Littenberg | Composer: Anthony DiLorenzo | Cinematographer: Natalie Kingston, Nick Higgins | Cast: Steve Young, David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Jello Biafra, Sheldon Harnick, Susan Stroman, Don Bolles | USA / 2018 / 87 min
About the Film
As a comedy writer researching a segment for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young stumbled upon the wonderfully strange world of Broadway-style industrial musicals created by companies like General Electric and Ford to motivate their sales teams at private corporate retreats. Absurd but delightful productions like Lipton on the Move and The Bathrooms Are Coming! became Steve’s obsession. Bathtubs Over Broadway follows him in his entertaining quest to uncover the secret history of this unusual corporate American art form.
About the Filmmakers
Dava Whisenant is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker making her directorial debut with Bathtubs Over Broadway. Recently, she was the co-producer and editor of Two Trains Runnin' - a Grammy-nominated blues and civil rights documentary directed by Sam Pollard. Dava was also an editor for Focus Features' 3D documentary Under the Electric Sky, and she cut the doc feature Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself for PBS's American Masters. Her diverse experience includes serving as supervising producer for BBC Worldwide, an editing assistant to Steven Soderbergh, and several years as an editor at the Late Show With David Letterman. Dava is a 2016 Sundance Fellow.