19 February 2009 12:59 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

New York isn't just a place. Making it there symbolizes acting success. And for five performers with credits ranging from Bollywood to comedy clubs, the time had come to make the move.The Cast Tanika Brown McKelvy had been a working actor in Los Angeles since 1995, appearing on such programs as Las Vegas, George Lopez, and House and in several indie films. "But I was beginning to get complacent," she says. "I wanted to do more things -- more stage work -- but there wasn't that much opportunity in L.A." Her lifelong desire to appear on Broadway, and the fact that her high school sweetheart was in New York, propelled her to cross the continent last August. Three years prior to arriving in New York in September, Stuti Kejriwal was an acting student in her native Mumbai, India, where she had appeared in a few independent movies. But when »

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