So, Travel and Leisure (deliberately not linked), has named Chicago the number 3 destination for theatre among tourists (number four among residents, but I have no clue what that means). Behind New York, OK, I don’t agree but, behind that mecca of theatre, Providence, Rhode Island. Really?? Providence, Rhode Island?? If it wasn’t so ridiculous I’d be mad. I’m sure they make some mighty fine theatre there, but I’ve only ever even heard of one theatre in Providence. I’ve been working in this business a long time and I don’t know one single person working in theatre in Providence, like I do in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami, Sarasota, Florida, New Haven, Connecticut for crying out loud. I guess it’s just a lesson for us to not take this stuff too seriously because we have no idea how it is decided and who gets to vote or whatever. But arrrghh.