By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 5/28/07 – 6/3/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Boston Red Sox 1 3 Wicked 2 1 The Police 3 7 NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs 4 n/a Kenny Chesney 5 9 Jersey Boys 6 6 NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers 7 n/a American Idols Live! 8 2 Chicago Cubs 9 8 New York Yankees 10 5
This week’s TicketNews Top Tens give the Boston Red Sox yet another reason to chant “We’re #1! We’re #1!” The Sox edge out “Wicked” to claim the prize position on the Overall Top Events chart.
The Stanley Cup Finals move to Canada and off the charts this week, but the NBA Finals teams appear to fill the void. The San Antonio Spurs take the number four spot and the Cleveland Cavaliers claim number seven.
There are a number of big movers this week. The Police advance four positions from number seven to number three. Kenny Chesney likewise rises four places from number nine to number five. American Idols Live! plummets six spots from number two to number eight. The New York Yankees barely hold on to a place in the rankings, sinking from number five to number ten.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Boston Red Sox 1 1 NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs 2 n/a NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers 3 10 Chicago Cubs 4 4 New York Yankees 5 3 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Honduras 6 n/a St. Louis Cardinals 7 8 Baltimore Orioles 8 n/a Atlanta Braves 9 6 Chicago White Sox 10 n/a
A trip to the NBA Finals puts the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the top three events on the Sports chart this week. The Spurs appear at number two and the Cavs move up to number three.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is a notable addition to the Sports rankings. The Honduran team debuts at the number six spot this week.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Lion King 3 3 Mary Poppins 4 4 The Color Purple 5 6 Monty Python's Spamalot 6 5 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 7 9 Legally Blonde 8 n/a Grease 9 7 Mamma Mia! 10 8
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 Legally Blonde 5 10 Grease 6 6 Monty Python's Spamalot 7 5 The Color Purple 8 8 Mamma Mia! 9 7 Phantom of the Opera 10 9
Legally Blonde climbs from the number ten spot to number five this week.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week The Police 1 2 Kenny Chesney 2 3 American Idols Live! 3 1 John Mayer 4 6 Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill 5 7 Dave Matthews Band 6 n/a Tool 7 5 Roger Waters 8 9 Beyoncé 9 n/a Jimmy Buffett 10 10
The Police take number one on the Top Concerts chart as they kick off their Reunion Tour.
Dave Matthews Band reappears on the chart in the number six spot.
A large drop of weekend on sales boosts Beyoncé onto the chart in the number nine ranking.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWSEvent This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 2 3 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 3 2 Bette Midler 4 4 Elton John: The Red Piano 5 5 Monty Python's Spamalot 6 7 Toni Braxton: Revealed 7 n/a V - The Ultimate Variety Show 8 n/a Fab Four 9 n/a Barry Manilow: Music and Passion 10 n/a
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