Although they might be taking lessons in sorcery at Shiz University, Glinda and Elphaba of the hit musical Wicked certainly do not need any further instruction when it comes to selling tickets. The witches once again found themselves atop the list of best selling events for the week of February 25 – March 2, 2008. Speaking of training, the New York Yankees Spring Training schedule kicked off this past week, boosting the Yanks from eighteenth place last week into second place this week on the Overall Top Events Chart.
Other noteworthys on the list of top events include the Top Concert Events Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi. The success of Kenny Chesney’s Poets & Pirates Tour, which will appear in a new city just about “Every Other Weekend,” has garnered him the third place position on the Top Events Chart, while Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway Tour certainly didn’t get lost in the shuffle this week, as he claims fourth place.
Besides the New York Yankees, who headed up the Top Sports Events list this week, a few other teams were on their A-games as well. The Boston Red Sox fell from first to a respectable second place this week, as they also fell to the Minnesota Twins in their recent Grapefruit League game. Coming in third place this week were the Los Angeles Lakers, who beat the Dallas Mavericks by four points in their Sunday game (for a 108-104 win), and by two positions on the Sports Events Chart.
In theatrical entertainment this week, “Wicked” remains atop both the theatre and Broadway events charts, and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons remain in season as Jersey Boys enjoys a continuation of its run in second place on both lists as well. On the Top 10 Theater Events chart, Lion King proves to be a roaring-good time, as the Disney musical remains in third place. The Top Broadway Events saw little change either, as The Little Mermaid performs swimmingly and remains in third place on that list.
In Las Vegas, Bette Midler, Cher, and Elton John enjoy successful runs atop both the Las Vegas Events list and at Caesar’s Palace. “Bathhouse Betty” (also known as Bette Midler) boogie-woogies her way through another week at number one. Close on her heels is everyone’s favorite Vegas diva, Cher, who shoop-shoops through another week in second place. Filling out the top of the charts are Sir Elton John and his Red Piano, who rocket through to third place this week too.