STAGE TUBE: Tony Awards Film Series to Open With THE STANDBYS Documentary - First Look!
The Tony Awards Film Series will open on Saturday, May 12th with the world premiere of Stephanie Riggs' "The Standbys." Get a first look at the film below!
The documentary "takes a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of performers rarely glimpsed by audiences. These performers, known as 'standbys,' remain backstage, prepared to go on at a moment's notice. In this evocative behind-the-scenes documentary, the at times heartbreaking and hilarious lives of Broadway's understudies and standbys are finally brought into the spotlight."
The Standbys follows actors Ben Crawford (standby for Shrek), Merwin Foard (standby for Gomez in The Addams Family) and Aléna Watters (standby for Anita in West Side Story). Other interviewees include: Jerry Zaks, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian d'Arcy James, Cheyenne Jackson, Sutton Foster, David Hyde Pierce, Katie Finneran, Nelle Nugent, Michael Riedel and Zachary Quinto.
The STANDBYS will screen on Saturday, May 12th at 2pm at the Paley Center for Media at the Main Theater, Concourse followed by a talk-back panel.
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