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116. New York, New York
Two years ago, Amy left her small hometown
England and moved to one of the biggest
in the United States -- New York. Amy
the transition would be difficult at first, but
confident that she would love her new life
succeed in becoming a Broadway star. She had
herself getting off the airplane and immediately making
friends with whom she would spend her nights
The City That Never Sleeps.
Unfortunately, the reality
Amy's situation was far from the perfect life
had imagined. Her days were spent jumping from
to theatre looking for auditions. Although she was
pretty, and great at acting, her accent made
difficult for her to get hired for any
. Directors kept telling her to work on her
accent, but the more she practiced it, the
she sounded like a cowboy rather than a
Amy's nights were spent working at a
in order to pay for her ridiculously expensive
-room apartment where the sinks always leaked and the
water never worked. To top it all off,
city that she had imagined as being filled
bright lights and friendly faces like in the
was made up mostly of smelly alleys, big
, and angry crowds that were always in a
to get somewhere. Still, Amy didn't let anything
her spirits, and was determined to keep working
until her dreams would come true.
, Amy was clearing some tables in the diner
singing her favorite song as usual. "Excuse me,"
a man in a nearby booth. "I couldn't
but notice that you have a beautiful voice."
blushed and thanked the man. "I'm actually casting
a star in my new Broadway musical of
Poppins," he continued. "How would you feel about
?" Amy's heart raced with excitement just as Frank
's "New York, New York" began playing on the
's jukebox. She was finally going to make it.