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The Standbys (2014)




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The unique and challenging lives of Broadway's Understudies and Standbys are revealed in this evocative and original behind-the-scenes documentary. When these Standbys are finally given the chance of a lifetime, anything can - and does - happen. Never-before-heard stories from industry insiders and celebrities reveal the unimaginable struggles these under-appreciated performers endure as they wait in the wings for their shot at a dream that may never come true. (c) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Standbys

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Enjoyable doc celebrates theater pros who rarely see the spotlight.

March 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Ms. Riggs gives each actor a story arc of sorts, and all three are personable guides to this backstage world, explaining the process and terminology and talking openly about their lives and jobs.

February 20, 2014 | Full Review…

Either Riggs needed to dig deeper or she should have included a wider range of personalities.

February 20, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Short and sweet, it's an empathetic and affecting tribute to the great - and vital - artists who all too rarely receive a center-stage encore.

February 18, 2014 | Full Review…

For those who are familiar with this universe, Standbys is a worthwhile refresher course; for those who aren't, it's an eye-opener.

February 20, 2014 | Full Review…

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