Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!

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 evocative and original behind-the-scenes documentary. The film begins an exclusive NYC release tomorrow, February 21 and will continue through February 27. Click here for tickets.

Below, we celebrate the film by flashing back to 2012, when the movie kicked off the Second Annual Tony Awards Film Series. As a part of the event, Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran, Stephanie Riggs, Ben Crawford, Merwin Foard and Aléna Watters chatted about the film as a part of a special panel discussion. Check out photos below!

"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.

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!
Alena Watters, Merwin Foard, Stephanie Riggs and Moderator

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!
The Panel

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!
Ben Crawford, Alena Watters and Merwin Foard

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!
Katie Finneran and Ben Crawford

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!
Katie Finneran and Ben Crawford

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!
Cady Huffman and Katie Finneran

Photo Flashback: Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran & More Talk THE STANDBYS; Opens in Theatres Tomorrow!



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Kevin Thomas Garcia Kevin is a New York based photographer specializing in Headshots, Production Stills, Live Performance, Concerts and Events. His studio is located in Hell's Kitchen, right in the heart of the theatre district. As an actor with 20 years in the business, he has had the opportunity to perform with the National tours of 'Mamma Mia!', 'Footloose', 'Grease' and the European tour of 'West Side Story'.