By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 11/26/07 – 12/02/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 4 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2 2 BCS Championship Game 3 n/a Hannah Montana 4 3 Jersey Boys 5 5 Céline Dion 6 1 Dancing with the Stars 7 9 Bon Jovi 8 6 Trans-Siberian Orchestra 9 7 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk 10 n/a
There’s no place like home. With the Broadway strike over, Wicked returns to number one.
The BCS Championship Game is drumming up controversy and ticket sales. While many people disagree with the Ohio State/LSU match-up and argue that the BCS ratings system is broken, sales for the event debut the game at number three on the Top Events chart.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS Event This Week Last Week BCS Championship Game 1 n/a Dallas Cowboys 2 1 Boston Celtics 3 2 New York Knicks 4 3 Sugar Bowl 5 n/a Big 12 Championship Game 6 10 Rose Bowl 7 n/a Capital One Bowl 8 n/a New York Rangers 9 8 SEC Championship Game 10 6
Although the NFL has been dominating the sports chart lately, this week was all about college football. Last minute sales for the Big 12 Championship and the SEC Championship followed by the initial rush for bowl tickets fills six slots with college football tournaments. The BCS Championship Game takes number one, the Sugar Bowl comes in at five, the Rose Bowl appears at seven, and the Capital One Bowl ranks at eight.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2 1 Jersey Boys 3 3 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk 4 n/a Lion King 5 5 Andrea Bocelli 6 6 Young Frankenstein 7 4 Nutcracker 8 8 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 9 10 Blue Man Group 10 n/a
‘Tis the season for holiday-themed theatre. Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes number two, Wintuk appears at four, Nutcracker maintains position eight, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas creeps to nine.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Radio City Christmas Spectacular 1 1 Wicked 2 2 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk 3 n/a Jersey Boys 4 6 Young Frankenstein 5 3 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 6 5 Lion King 7 7 Mary Poppins 8 4 The Little Mermaid 9 n/a Nutcracker 10 8
The Little Mermaid will have to wait a little longer to become part of your world. The Disney musical was one of the many Broadway shows shuttered for nearly three weeks during the stagehands strike. As a result, opening night was postponed to January 10, 2008. With the stagehands now back at work, Mermaid picks up where it left off, resuming preview performances and regaining a position on the Top NYC Theatre chart at number nine.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 2 Céline Dion 2 1 Bon Jovi 3 3 Trans-Siberian Orchestra 4 4 Garth Brooks 5 n/a George Strait 6 n/a Kenny Chesney 7 n/a Van Halen 8 5 Bruce Springsteen 9 6 Spice Girls 10 9
The concerts rankings get a little bit country with the addition of Garth Brooks at five, George Strait at six, and Kenny Chesney at seven.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS Event This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day . . . 1 1 Cirque du Soleil: "O" 2 3 Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 3 2 Bette Midler 4 4 Le Rêve 5 n/a Blue Man Group 6 5 David Copperfield 7 9 Mamma Mia! 8 n/a FANTASY 9 n/a La Femme 10 n/a
This week’s Vegas chart is infused with some Sin City spice as adult shows FANTASY and La Femme slip into the rankings at nine and ten.
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