EXCLUSIVE: Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!), Kenny Ortega (Julie and the Phantoms) and producers Alan Powell, Steve Barnett and Vicky Patel of Monarch Media are teaming for the docuseries 1300 Miles to Broadway. Impressed by Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp, the collection introduces eighth to twelfth graders to the world of performing arts by means of grasp courses in appearing, singing and dancing, and goes on the emotional journey with them as they put together for a future as performers.
Chenoweth launched Broadway Bootcamp on the Damaged Arrow Performing Arts Heart in her Oklahoma hometown of Damaged Arrow in 2015, to offer gifted native children a style of actual Broadway expertise, working with them one-on-one. She introduced Broadway director, actor and producer Richard Jay-Alexander into the fold 4 years in the past to strengthen this system. All editions of the camp have taken place in-person excluding 2021’s, which was held just about amidst the pandemic, with children from 33 states and eight nations collaborating.
This 12 months, Chenoweth hosts two teams of scholars from around the globe for her one-of-a-kind camps, which happen within the Performing Arts Heart’s Kristin Chenoweth Theatre, having secured the participation of world class performing artists and lecturers from Broadway, tv and movie together with this 12 months’s Camp Director Ortega, in addition to Musical Director and Broadway Conductor Mary Mitchell Campbell, actor-musician Jordan Fisher, Kevin Chamberlin, Religion Prince, Owen Patrick Joyner, Booboo Stewart, Madison Reyes and Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning lyricist Stephen Schwartz.
Throughout the course of 1 week at camp, the collection paperwork the life-changing breakthroughs and friendships made. Camp highlights embrace college students collaborating in grasp courses with Chenoweth and different high-level professionals together with Schwartz and Chenoweth’s vocal coach, Celeste Simone. The one-week camps for 13- to 15-year-olds and 16- to 18-year-olds culminate in an emotional and entertaining student-faculty stay efficiency.
Michael Orland, Nate Patten and Cynthia Kortman Westphal function the camp’s musical administrators and vocal coaches, with Tyler Hanes, Kelly Devine, Paul Becker, Deidre Goodwin, Kaitlyn Frank and Alif Sankey as its choreographers. Simone leads voice teaching, with Religion Prince, Lara Teeter, Zak Barnett and Kevin Chamberlin as appearing lecturers.
Ortega is directing the collection and exec producing alongside Chenoweth, Powell, Barnett and Patel, with Paul Becker, Scott Lochmus, Louanne Madorma and Kim Vento producing. Monarch will take the challenge to market.
Chenoweth says that with Broadway Bootcamp, she wished “to encourage youth from all around the world,” having achieved that objective over the course of the final seven years. “It goes to indicate you regardless of the place you’re from, for those who do the work, you are able to do it,” she instructed Deadline. “My foremost objective at camp is to encourage, which is simple whenever you’re working with of us like Kenny Ortega, Paul Becker, Louanne Madorma, and Kim Vento. With assist from Alan Powell, Steve Barnett and Vicky Patel of Monarch Media, audiences will now have the ability to see what makes the KCBBC expertise so magical.”
“The enjoyment I’ve felt working alongside Kristin and our Broadway Boot Camp crew has crammed my coronary heart with an unforgettable life and inventive expertise. The love, creativeness, and aspirational power the youngsters and college dropped at the camp every day appear to carry us off the bottom. The music, laughter, breakthroughs, and private transformations have been life-changing,” mentioned Ortega. “I’m so grateful to Kristin for inviting me to be this 12 months’s camp and documentary director and to our Monarch companions produceorial and funding help. It has put me in that artistic house that I stay for.
“We share the enjoyment of working with younger individuals, offering them with a non-judgmental ambiance to develop as artists offering them with schooling, expertise and the instruments to personal the self-confidence wanted to pursue a profession within the performing arts. We stay up for sharing this particular and distinctive camp expertise with the world and particularly with all of the Dreamers on the market,” continued the collection’ director-EP. “My favourite issues is “discovery” and this documentary and camp are loaded with it! Careers might be born from this camp!”
“We’ll be rooting for these children as we see them day one coming into the theater, observing them in dance, appearing, improv and music workshops, courses, and rehearsals,” added Monarch Media’s Powell. “The households be part of the youngsters for the bootcamp live performance grand finale and it’s an extremely particular second.”
Chenoweth is an Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor and singer who co-stars on Apple TV+’s Emmy-winning musical comedy collection Schmigadoon!, which has been renewed for a second season. She just lately starred alongside Stephan James and J.Okay. Simmons within the STXfilms sports activities drama Nationwide Champions, additionally starring within the Netflix movie Holidate. Different notable credit embrace Pushing Daisies, The West Wing, Glee, Disney’s Descendants and stage performances together with Kristin Chenoweth: For the Ladies, On the Twentieth Century and Depraved. Different current releases from the multi-hyphenate embrace her first image ebook What Will I Do with My Love Immediately and the vacation album HAPPINESS is…Christmas!.
Ortega is an Emmy- and DGA Award-winning director, producer and choreographer whose credit embrace the Netflix collection Julie and the Phantoms, Disney’s Excessive Faculty Musical franchise, Hocus Pocus, Newsies, the Michael Jackson documentary That is It, and lots of world occasions, live shows and theatrical productions.
Monnarch’s Barnett, Powell and Patel are presently in post-production on One thing Right here, a musical beforehand often known as the Untitled Florida Georgia Line Mission, and are prepping to shoot Street to Bethlehem, which might be directed by The Promenade‘s producer and govt music producer, Adam Anders. They’re presently creating an English-language remake of the Spanish-language movie La Lista, from director Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo. Earlier credit embrace the Netflix characteristic A Week Away.
Chenoweth is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Leisure and Schreck Rose Dapello; Ortega by McDonald Selznick Associates and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller