Welcome to the landing page for #Booked It: A Broadway Musician's Guide to Theatre, Facebook, and being #Grateful. Here we'll be having real, down to earth discussions about the epidemic of brazen social media statuses as well has having broadway celebrities weigh in on the state of affairs! Stay tuned for updates!!!
Special thanks to backstage.com for their write-up! You can find the article here:
It goes without saying that we "have big things coming....stay tuned...."
Are you an actor? Do you get 8,000 mailers from 46th street for no readily known reason? Do you talk to your glassy eyed friends about worker protections and the pension fund even though you haven't been on stage in 3 years? You may be in a cult. We would like to help you assess your entrenchment with Episode 17: Actor's Equity-Am I In A Cult? Really....you probably are.
We want to hear from you! Not only do we want your #grateful statuses, we'd love to hear your ideas for shows, guests, new restaurants, barbers, literally anything. In the wake of this world madness, we're here for you (don't get any ideas) and this is your scene. Talk to us! We literally only hear from our mothers.
Nate Patten - Host & Writer
Nate Patten is a Broadway pianist, conductor, and music director who has played on such shows as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, School of Rock, Catch Me If You Can, and the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has conducted at both the Kennedy Center and Madison Square Garden, and has music directed the touring productions of Flashdance, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Elf, We Will Rock You, and The Wedding Singer. Nate has never won or been nominated for a Tony, Emmy, Grammy, or Academy Award. Other accolades he's not received include an Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Pulitzer Prize, or any award ever rendered at a county fair, a Boy Scout merit badge, a ‘Mom’s Little Helper’, or a high school theater paper plate award. Nate is best known by the waitstaff at Kodama on 45th and 8th. Thank You.
Cam Collins - Writer & Producer
Cam Collins was a local New York City woodwind player who has performed for several broadway shows, some off-broadway shows, jazz recordings, circuses, military protocol bands, and elite bar mitzvah ensembles, to name a few. His parents wouldn't allow him to attend music school unless he had a back-up plan. Due to increasingly poor life decisions and a recent disastrous tenure with a broadway tour, he is currently unemployed enough to be living his back-up dream: to produce a comedy podcast with someone nobody knows. While it may seem like a stretch for a one-trick-pony to try to launch a major production like this, he would like to reassure you that he has absolutely no idea what the fuck he's doing. Cam would like to thank his parents, his dog Tater Tot, and Nate Patten for always raising the bar and/or getting him to one.
We here at Booked It would love to hear from you! Please send us your thoughts, feelings, comments, shirtless gym selfies, #grateful statuses, social media disasters, bar mitzvah announcements, or anything else you can think of that we haven't. Please remember that 80% of the things we say on the podcast are intended to be funny. If you don't see it that way, we believe that's more of a "you" problem. Thanks for listening!!! -Nate and Cam