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Every night on Broadway, dozens of the best performers aren't on stage. They are backstage, standing by, ready to go on at a moment's notice. The unique and challenging lives of Broadway's Understudies and Standbys are revealed in this behind-the-scenes documentary.
"The Standbys" follows a variety of undiscovered performers for several years through their ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, onstage performances and private lives. 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.
Starring Ben Crawford, Alena Watters, Merwin Foard
Directed by Stephanie Riggs
Running Time - 1:16
Genre - Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 9th, 2012
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