‘Dream come true’ for Batesville native Emma Pittman

Published 7:43 am Friday, January 17, 2020

Emma Pittman named Broadway’s next Roxie Hart 

By Jake Thompson / Oxford Eagle


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When Emma Pittman was moving into her New York City apartment, everything seemingly fell into place all at the same time. 

Pittman’s mother was in town helping her settle into her new apartment as Pittman began her new life when she received a phone call that would assuredly jump-start that life. Pittman was informed she will be starring in the Broadway classic “Chicago” as its leading lady, Roxie Hart. 

They were informed a day before the rest of the country found out that Pittman had beaten out two other girls who were vying for the iconic role. 

“It means everything to me,” Pittman said. “It’s like a dream come true. I’ve always dreamed of just being a part of the Broadway community in any aspect, in any way. To know that all the work, not only I put in, but teachers and mentors who have believed in me and pushed me to grow and to learn. All that work that we put in, it got me here and now I’m excited to do more work and meet more people.” 

Read the rest of the article by Jake Thompson here:

“Dream Come True:” Oxford’s Emma Pittman named Broadway’s next Roxie Hart