By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 4/23/07 – 4/29/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Boston Red Sox 2 2 Oscar De La Hoya 3 5 New York Yankees 4 4 Josh Groban 5 n/a Kenny Chesney 6 3 The Police 7 6 Jersey Boys 8 9 Dave Matthews Band 9 8 Chicago Cubs 10 10
Josh Groban is the big mover this week, eclipsing other events by debuting on the Top Events chart in the number five position and the Top Concerts chart in the number one position.
Oscar De La Hoya climbs two more spots, from number five to number three, as fight night approaches.
Kenny Chesney drops three positions, from number three to number six, and Rush disappears from the Top Events chart altogether.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Boston Red Sox 1 1 Oscar De La Hoya 2 3 New York Yankees 3 2 Chicago Cubs 4 4 NHL Playoffs: New York Rangers 5 9 St. Louis Cardinals 6 n/a NBA Playoffs: Denver Nuggets 7 n/a WWE 8 7 Kentucky Derby 9 n/a New York Mets 10 10
Major league baseball continues to show a strong presence on the Top Sports chart, claiming half of the top ten spots. The Boston Red Sox hold on to the number one spot for the fourth straight week. The New York Yankees appear at number three, the Chicago Cubs at number four, the St. Louis Cardinals at number six, and the New York Mets at number ten.
MLB does leave some room for next week’s hot sports events, however. The NHL and NBA playoffs continue, with the New York Rangers taking the number five spot and the Denver Nuggets claiming number seven. The De La Hoya vs. Mayweather fight, number two this week, is coming up on May 5, as is the ninth ranked Kentucky Derby.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Mary Poppins 3 4 Lion King 4 3 The Color Purple 5 5 Grease 6 6 Monty Python's Spamalot 7 9 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 8 8 Legally Blonde 9 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: 10 7 The Beatles: LOVE
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Mary Poppins 3 3 Lion King 4 4 Grease 5 5 Legally Blonde 6 n/a Monty Python's Spamalot 7 9 The Color Purple 8 6 Phantom of the Opera 9 10 A Chorus Line 10 n/a
With critics comparing “Legally Blonde” to “Wicked” and speculating about its destiny as the next big Broadway hit, the perky pink musical takes the number six spot this week.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Josh Groban 1 n/a Kenny Chesney 2 1 The Police 3 2 Dave Matthews Band 4 4 Tool 5 8 Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & 6 5 Faith Hill Gwen Stefani 7 7 Jimmy Buffett 8 6 Rush 9 3 Céline Dion 10 9
Josh Groban has come a long way from his 2001 appearance on “Ally McBeal,” all the way to the top of the concert chart. Recent performances on “Dancing with the Stars” and “American Idol” were well-timed to prepare devoted fans for this weekend’s on sales. Groban rockets from the outskirts of oblivion to number one after tickets for the second leg of his U.S. and Canada tour were made available to the public on Saturday.
The rush for Rush tickets appears to be winding down as the band plummets from the number three position to number nine.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWSEvent This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 2 3 Cirque Du Soleil: 3 2 The Beatles: LOVE Cirque Du Soleil: Mystère 4 n/a Elton John: The Red Piano 5 4 Fab Four 6 8 Blue Man Group 7 n/a Monty Python's Spamalot 8 6 Mamma Mia! 9 n/a Toni Braxton: Revealed 10 5
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