Film & TV NewsKristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Inspires New Docuseries 1300 Miles to Broadway
Chenoweth will team up with Kenny Ortega for the new show that introduces students to the world of the performing arts.
September 08, 2022
A docuseries from Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and Emmy-winning director-choreographer Kenny Ortega (Marilyn, Newsies)—about 8th to 12th graders as they explore the world of performing arts through master classes—is in the works. Alan Powell, Steve Barnett, and Vicky Patel of Monarch Media will produce 1300 Miles to Broadway, inspired by Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp.
In 2015, Chenoweth began running her Broadway Bootcamp in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Reported by Deadline, 1300 Miles to Broadway will follow Chenoweth as she hosts this year's two groups of students, aged 13-15 and 16-18, from around the world for the one-week camp at the Performing Arts Center's Kristin Chenoweth Theatre. The week will conclude with live performances featuring students and faculty.
“It goes to show you no matter where you’re from, if you do the work, you can do it,” Chenoweth shared with Deadline. “My main goal at camp is to inspire, which is easy when you’re working with folks like Kenny Ortega, Paul Becker, Louanne Madorma, and Kim Vento.”
“We share the enjoyment of working with young people, providing them with a non-judgmental atmosphere to grow as artists providing them with education, experience, and the tools to own the self-confidence needed to pursue a career in the performing arts,” added Ortega.
Ortega directs and executive produces the series, with Chenoweth, Powell, Barnett, and Patel also serving as executive producers. Paul Becker, Scott Lochmus, Louanne Madorma, and Kim Vento join as producers. Monarch will take the project to market.
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