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About the Movie
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 Standbys is for everyone who loves show business, and those who aspire to make their mark in it.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 5
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 4.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: Enjoyable doc celebrates theater pros who rarely see the spotlight.
Fresh: 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.
Rotten: Either Riggs needed to dig deeper or she should have included a wider range of personalities.