By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 5/21/07 – 5/27/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 American Idols Live! 2 2 Boston Red Sox 3 3 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Ottawa Senators 4 n/a New York Yankees 5 7 Jersey Boys 6 5 The Police 7 4 Chicago Cubs 8 6 Kenny Chesney 9 8 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10 n/a
The weather may be heating up, but hockey, in all its icy glory, makes a notable appearance in the Overall Top Events this week. The Stanley Cup Finals drum up enough enthusiasm to put the Senators in the number four spot and the Ducks in the number ten position.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Boston Red Sox 1 1 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Ottawa Senators 2 n/a New York Yankees 3 3 Chicago Cubs 4 2 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Anaheim Mighty Ducks 5 n/a Atlanta Braves 6 10 Detroit Tigers 7 8 St. Louis Cardinals 8 7 New England Patriots 9 n/a NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers 10 n/a
It may have taken the Stanley Cup Finals to reintroduce the NHL to the Top Sports rankings, but both teams manage to settle comfortably into the top half of the chart. The Ottawa Senators seize number two and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks claim number five.
The Atlanta Braves also seem to pick up some momentum, moving from the number ten spot to number six.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Lion King 3 3 Mary Poppins 4 4 Monty Python's Spamalot 5 5 The Color Purple 6 6 Grease 7 7 Mamma Mia! 8 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 9 n/a Phantom of the Opera 10 8
Here we go again: Mamma Mia! returns to the Top Theatre chart in the number eight spot.
LOVE also reappears in the rankings, taking the number nine position.
Legally Blonde, which many felt could be the next big Broadway hit, drops out of the rankings.
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 Monty Python's Spamalot 5 6 Grease 6 5 Mamma Mia! 7 n/a The Color Purple 8 10 Phantom of the Opera 9 9 Legally Blonde 10 7
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week American Idols Live! 1 1 The Police 2 2 Kenny Chesney 3 3 C&ecute;line Dion 4 5 Tool 5 4 John Mayer 6 n/a Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill 7 9 Rush 8 n/a Roger Waters 9 6 Jimmy Buffett 10 10
American Idols Live! stays on top as the number one concert event. With the television show ended for the season, the tour appeals to those dedicated fans that just can’t let go.
John Mayer is back in a big way. After being bumped from the chart last week, he returns to take the number six spot.
Rush, after a two week hiatus, find their way back into the rankings. They claim the number eight position this week.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWSEvent This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 2 2 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 3 3 Bette Midler 4 6 Elton John: The Red Piano 5 4 Le Rêve 6 n/a Monty Python's Spamalot 7 7 Phantom of the Opera 8 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ 9 9 Danny Gans 10 n/a
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