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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lucky #7?

Travel + Leisure ranked San Francisco as the 7th best theatre town, on a list of 30, behind Houston and Cleveland. Hmm, how do we feel about that?


At October 9, 2009 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Clay Lord said...

Ouch! The comments on the article are right though -- what's the methodology? Is one of the requirements relative proximity to New York, because that certainly seems to be part of the result. SF is the first city in the left half of the country on that list, which is sadly not new in such conversations and may reflect more on that fact that East Coasters discount us simply by being so far away and less on the fact that our work isn't as good as the other 6. That said, #7 is fairly impressive, given that possible prejudice and the fact that LA's 12th, Austin (which has a really vibrant new works scene) is 23rd, and Boston, Philly and DC, all of which fall behind us, host some of the most well-known regional theatres in the country.

At October 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Jeremiad said...

Wow. #7 is WAY too high for San Francisco. Seattle, Austin, Denver, Boston, D.C. and Portland all have much more vibrant, supported and varied theatre scenes. They must be including San Jose (and everything in between) into the mix.

At October 14, 2009 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Carl Benson said...

Aaaaahhhhh Cleveland ...

At October 19, 2009 at 9:58 AM , Blogger Carl Benson said...

Also, was looking through the comments on the site and found an explanation on their methodology here:

Looks like it was basically an online survey posted on their website during the month of June and T+L added up the scores.


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