Wall Street advises the players

Always a chance to get somebody to foot the bill, then the drinks are on the house!
Always a chance to get somebody to foot the bill, then the drinks are on the house!

(or, Shut up and drink your gin!)

Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout published a column headlined “America’s favorite plays.” In it, he correctly observed that readers “willing to mine” Theater Communications Group’s public database of production schedules across the country could get a “detailed picture” of “what plays get performed most often” by not-for-profit professional theaters in America.

But after mining the data himself and calculating the statistical favorites, Teachout ignored what the data says about theaters and leapt instead to a conclusion about theatergoers. Surprising? Maybe not.

      Wall Street advises the players

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