The 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific is an event to watch as it makes its way on to TicketNews’ exclusive rankings charts for...

The 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific is an event to watch as it makes its way on to TicketNews’ exclusive rankings charts for the week of March 31 – April 7, 2008. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, which opened on April 3, certainly made waves as it debuted in second place on the Top Broadway Events chart and in third on the Top Theater Events list, earning “South Pacific” twelfth place in the Overall Top Events Rankings

Other top events this week included the usual favorites: Wicked in first place, the New York Yankees in second, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in third. March Madness will culminate with the National Championship game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Memphis Tigers tonight, April 7. The Jonas Brothers fell from first to fourth place this week, with the Boston Red Sox and Jersey Boys following in their wake in fifth and sixth place respectively.

The wide world of sports had its focus on baseball this week, as the New York Yankees headed up the Top Sports Events chart. The Boston Red Sox finished in third, with the Chicago Cubs in fourth and the New York Mets in sixth place. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament came in second on the list, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Samsung 500 will drop from the charts after a final appearance in fifth place. Run on April 6, the Samsung 500 marked Carl Edwards’ third win of the season and a decisive victory over Jimmie Johnson.

On stage, “South Pacific” was bested only by “Wicked,” which finished in first place on both the Broadway and Theater charts. “Jersey Boys” steamed ahead of “South Pacific” on the Theater list, but trailed in its wake with a third place finish on the Broadway chart. The Lion King also put up a good show, as the Disney musical finished in fourth place on both lists.

The Top Concert Events experienced some turmoil this week, as a group of new concert events made their way on to the scene. George Michael debuted in fourth place on the list, while Pearl Jam and Maroon 5 & the Counting Crows crept up in eighth and ninth place. The Jonas Brothers remained atop the chart from last week, while Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett rose to second and third place, respectively.

Lastly, the Top Las Vegas Events saw mostly smooth sailing as Cher and Bette Midler remained in first and second place. Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE climbed two positions to third place, which displaced Elton John to fourth place. Stay tuned to see whether your favorite events will sink or swim in next week’s rankings.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 04/06/2008

1    Wicked Tickets4.21
2New York Yankees Tickets4.08
3NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Tickets3.84
4Jonas Brothers Tickets3.81
5Boston Red Sox Tickets3.13
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.24
7Kenny Chesney Tickets1.73
8Jimmy Buffett Tickets1.65
9George Michael Tickets1.52
10Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.39

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 04/06/2008

1    Jonas Brothers Tickets8.08
2Kenny Chesney Tickets3.66
3Jimmy Buffett Tickets3.49
4George Michael Tickets3.24
5Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.98
6Bon Jovi Tickets2.74
7Bruce Springsteen Tickets2.49
8Pearl Jam Tickets1.69
9Maroon 5 & Counting Crows Tickets1.65
10Avril Lavigne Tickets1.64

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 04/06/2008

1    New York Yankees Tickets11.09
2NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Tickets10.47
3Boston Red Sox Tickets8.60
4Chicago Cubs Tickets2.67
5NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Samsung 500 Tickets2.60
6New York Mets Tickets2.49
7Kentucky Derby Tickets2.09
8Bernard Hopkins Tickets2.08
9WWE Tickets1.68
10UFC 83 Tickets1.60

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 04/06/2008

1    Wicked Tickets32.31
2Jersey Boys Tickets17.63
3South Pacific Tickets9.46
4Lion King Tickets7.38
5Phantom of the Opera Tickets4.31
6Little Mermaid Tickets2.57
7Young Frankenstein Tickets2.15
8Mamma Mia! Tickets1.80
9Macbeth Tickets1.59
10Blue Man Group Tickets1.58

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 04/06/2008

1    Wicked Tickets32.26
2South Pacific Tickets15.39
3Jersey Boys Tickets13.15
4Lion King Tickets6.42
5Little Mermaid Tickets3.88
6Young Frankenstein Tickets3.58
7Macbeth Tickets2.71
8Gypsy Tickets2.62
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.48
10La Boheme Tickets2.26

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 04/06/2008

1    Cher Tickets38.01
2Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On Tickets14.26
3Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets13.05
4Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets12.70
5Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets6.14
6Blue Man Group Tickets2.21
7Danny Gans Tickets2.01
8Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.43
9Cirque du Soliel: Ka Tickets1.17
10Monty Python’s Spamalot Tickets0.85

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Last Updated on May 22, 2009 by By Sarah Pyzynski