By Alfred Branch, Jr.
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 10/29/07 – 11/04/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 4 Hannah Montana 2 3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 3 5 Jersey Boys 4 6 Bon Jovi 5 7 Dallas Cowboys 6 N/A Van Halen 7 9 Cirque Du Soleil 8 N/A Bruce Springsteen 9 8 Trans-Siberian Orchestra 10 N/A
Cirque Du Soleil and Trans-Siberian Orchestra jumped into the overall Top 10 this week, as Holiday shows begin their march on the rankings. Look for several Holiday-themed shows to creep into the rankings in the coming weeks.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Dallas Cowboys 1 4 Green Bay Packers 2 8 Indianapolis Colts 3 7 New York Giants 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 N/A New York Knicks 6 10 Olympics '08: Opening Ceremony 7 N/A Philadelphia Eagles 8 N/A NASCAR Nextel Cup: Daytona 500 9 N/A Boston Celtics 10 N/A
With baseball finally over for 2007 (now talk turns to where A-Rod or Johan Santana might end up), pro football takes over the dominant spots on the Top 10, joined by a couple of big events for 2008, the Beijing Olympics and the Daytona 500.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 3 3 Young Frankenstein 4 5 Lion King 5 4 Andrea Bocelli 6 7 Grease 7 8 Little Mermaid 8 6 Phantom of the Opera 9 N/A Blue Man Group 10 9
The theater scene remains under the spell of Wicked overall, though in New York, the annual Holiday extravaganza at Radio City Musical Hall is tops. Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ latest musical based on one of his movies, remains strong, as does the Disney family favorite The Lion King. The Little Mermaid, which began previews last week, also posted a solid showing.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Radio City Christmas Spectacular 1 1 Wicked 2 2 Jersey Boys 3 3 Young Frankenstein 4 4 Lion King 5 5 Grease 6 7 Little Mermaid 7 6 Mary Poppins 8 8 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 9 N/A Andrea Bocelli 10 N/A
We have a Dr. Seuss sighting: How the Grinch Stole Christmas enters the Broadway Top 10s this week for the first time this year.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 1 Bon Jovi 2 2 Van Halen 3 4 Bruce Springsteen 4 3 Trans-Siberian Orchestra 5 5 Stevie Wonder 6 8 Dane Cook 7 N/A Garth Brooks 8 9 Neil Young 9 N/A Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Zombie 10 N/A
There was little change in the Top 5, just a flip in spots between veteran rockers Bruce Springsteen and Van Halen. Neil Young returned to the chart, but comedian Dane Cook, who seems to have been in every other movie released this year, continued his quest to be the true king of all media and entered the Top 10 this week, as did the princes of darkness Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS Event This Week Last Week Celine Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil - "O" 2 2 Cirque Du Soleil - "Love" 3 3 Elton John: The Red Piano 4 4 Bette Midler 5 N/A Monty Python's Spamalot 6 6 Blue Man Group 7 5 David Copperfield 8 N/A Cirque Du Soleil - "KA" 9 N/A V - The Ultimate Variety Show 10 10
While Celine Dion, continues to reign supreme in the closing weeks of her show, her eventual replacement Bette Midler has jumped onto the Top 10. The multiple versions of Cirque Du Soleil’s popular shows continue to impress, as do Elton John and Monty Python’s Spamalot.
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