Understudies is the new web series created by the insanely talented Elisabeth Gray and Daniel Zimbler, and their insanely talented cast.
Born into a pedigreed musical theater family, actress Astoria Bagg (Elisabeth Gray) finally gets her big break understudying the lead in Broadway’s hotly-anticipated Twilight at Tiffany’s. Between navigating the backstage dramas of a high-end Broadway production and the trauma wrought by a competitive, Tony-award-winning mother (Alison Fraser), Astoria seeks to find her place as an artist in the city of a thousand stages (New York).
Inspired by the real life experiences of the show’s co-creator Elisabeth Gray who understudied on Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Understudies takes office comedy to a whole new dimension: the rehearsal room. It’s smart, wonderfully subversive, beautifully acted and shot, and best of all, it’s funny as hell– and moving, too. Watch the trailer on You Tube and make sure tosubscribe for the series which debuts May 2.