Bathtubs Over Broadway Reviews

March 6, 2019
[Steve] Young is a genial enough guide, and [Dava] Whisenant illustrates the history of his quest with rare clips
January 10, 2019
It makes you ponder, from the standpoint of cultural anthropology, the differences between then and now, with conglomerates today hell-bent on enriching shareholders by decimating workforces.
January 4, 2019
With its balance of exuberant humor and rigorous insight, Bathtubs Over Broadway provides as stellar an education for the uninformed as Siegel's 'The Bathrooms Are Coming!'
January 3, 2019
Another reminder that top-drawer musical-theater talent has long been more abundant in America than prestigious paying gigs, and that great actors can make you cry when they're singing about car-key blanks.
December 13, 2018
The deeper layers delve into the limitations of irony, and how a jaded, ironic point of view can turn into its opposite, an earnest ingenuousness.
December 12, 2018
It is as smoothly entertaining as a showbiz set piece, and at times flat-out funny.
December 6, 2018
Charming, goofy documentary.
November 30, 2018
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...
November 30, 2018
An unexpectedly moving ode to an ignored creative world.
November 29, 2018
Whisenant, who also edits, loops in tantalizing archival footage of these shows, with beaming singers extolling the virtues of AB Dick copy machines and Purina Dog Chow's incentives to grocers.
November 28, 2018
By presenting the gleeful idiosyncrasy of these artists' flamboyantly poetic renderings of arch-prosaic subjects, Young and Whisenant confront colossal matters of aesthetic theory with a sly wink.
November 28, 2018
This film deserves as wide an audience as possible.