The ticket website Vivid Seats has placed Pittsburgh No. 5 on its list of "20 Best Cities for Broadway Lovers," based on 239 upcoming "musicals and Broadway events" posted on the site since the beginning of 2016.
The polling data includes "number and variety of opportunities to enjoy theater performances" and affordability. Pittsburgh placed behind New York at No. 1; Las Vegas; Lincolnshire, Ill. (home of the Marriott Theatre); and L.A.
The median ticket price for the Pittsburgh events was $145, which seems steep to me, aside, perhaps, for the national touring companies brought here by PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh CLO. I wonder of "Guys & Dolls" at the Public or CLO's summer shows were counted.
It's also strange that Lincolnshire, Ill., could top all theater in Chicago, and it would be interesting to see what counts as "Broadway" in Las Vegas.