By Stacey Willets
TicketNews.com announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 4/02/07 – 4/08/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
Event This Last Week Week Wicked 1 1 Boston Red Sox 2 4 The Police 3 3 New York Yankees 4 7 Jersey Boys 5 8 Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill 6 5 Rush 7 6 Kenny Chesney 8 9 Chicago Cubs 9 n/a Justin Timberlake 10 n/a
Up: The New York Yankees climb three spots, from number seven to number four.
Up: “Jersey Boys” likewise moves up three spots, from number eight to number five.
And away: Jimmy Buffett disappears from the Overall Top 10s after five weeks on the chart.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
Event This Last Week Week Boston Red Sox 1 2 New York Yankees 2 3 Chicago Cubs 3 5 New York Mets 4 8 Samsung/RadioShack 500 5 7 Atlanta Braves 6 n/a San Francisco Giants 7 n/a Baltimore Orioles 8 n/a St. Louis Cardinals 9 6 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10 n/a
With the NCAA Basketball Championship and the Masters Golf Tournament over and the NHL and NBA seasons winding down, Major League Baseball becomes the center of attention for sports fans. This week MLB monopolizes the sports chart, claiming nine of the top ten spots.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Last Week Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Mary Poppins 3 3 Lion King 4 4 Monty Python's Spamalot 5 8 Grease 6 5 Mamma Mia! 7 10 The Color Purple 8 9 Blue Man Group 9 7 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 10 6
The theatre events that show the most fluctuation this week all have one thing in common: Vegas. The shows with Sin City performances experience significant changes in revenue, causing a shuffle in the ranks. With some aid from New York City sales, “Spamalot” and “Mamma Mia!” each move up three spots, from position eight to five and from position ten to seven, respectively. “Blue Man Group” drops two places, from number seven to number nine, while “LOVE” dips four places from number six to number ten.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Last Week Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Mary Poppins 3 3 Grease 4 4 Monty Python's Spamalot 5 7 Lion King 6 5 Mamma Mia! 7 n/a Hairspray 8 9 The Color Purple 9 6 Curtains 10 n/a
“Mamma Mia!” is New York City’s big mover this week, reappearing on the chart in the number seven spot.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event This Last Week Week The Police 1 1 Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill 2 2 Rush 3 3 Kenny Chesney 4 4 Justin Timberlake 5 n/a Gwen Stefani 6 8 John Mayer 7 6 Jimmy Buffett 8 5 Céline Dion 9 n/a Crossroads Guitar Festival 10 7
Jimmy Buffett shows that he can stand the test of time, but not necessarily the test of Timberlake. Buffett drops to the number eight spot this week and Justin Timberlake takes his place at number five, reappearing after two weeks off the chart. Gwen Stefani climbs two positions to claim the spot below Timberlake, bumping John Mayer down from six to seven and creating a triumvirate of pop-rock sensations surrounded by classic rock favorites and country legends.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Event This Last Week Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 2 2 Elton John: The Red Piano 3 3 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 4 4 Monty Python's Spamalot 5 5 Toni Braxton: Revealed 6 n/a David Copperfield 7 n/a Danny Gans 8 7 Mamma Mia! 9 n/a Fab Four 10 n/a
As is the case most weeks, the top half of the Vegas chart is remarkably consistent, while the bottom half is full of surprises.
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