The smash-hit musical “The Book of Mormon” once again proved that it is the class of the Broadway stages, topping TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings...

The smash-hit musical “The Book of Mormon” once again proved that it is the class of the Broadway stages, topping TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings for another week.

The Tony-winning musical has been playing at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre for almost a year and a half now, and up until just last month, had the same two actors in the lead roles. Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells left the show to pursue other opportunities in June, but their departures haven’t affected sales for the production with this being the second consecutive week is at No. 1 in the rankings.

The touring version of the show begins in just over a month, when they begin a three-week engagement at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO, on August 14. The show will visit major cities across North America including stops in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto and Boston.

Not too far behind “The Book of Mormon” was fellow hit musical “Wicked” which finished at No. 2. The musical has been running at the Gershwin Theatre in New York since October of 2003 and has touring shows both in the U.S. and internationally.

The Boston Red Sox moved into the Top 10 for the first time this baseball season this week, finishing at No. 10. The team has been struggling all season long on the field, but has managed to continue their home sellout streak which began in May 2003. The Red Sox are currently 43-43 and tied for last place in the American League East. They begin the second-half of their season on July 13 against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 7/8/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets4.27
2Wicked Tickets3.57
3Justin Bieber Tickets3.01
4Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets2.71
5One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets2.49
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.23
7The Lion King Tickets1.91
8New York Yankees Tickets1.69
9Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets1.50
10Boston Red Sox Tickets1.46

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 7/8/2012

     EventScore
1Justin Bieber Tickets5.98
2Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets5.39
3One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets4.94
4Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets2.99
5Roger Waters Tickets2.29
6Coldplay Tickets2.12
7Jason Aldean Tickets1.94
8Madonna Tickets1.72
9Carrie Underwood Tickets1.57
10The Tour: KISS & Motley Crue Tickets1.52

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 7/8/2012

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets6.44
2Boston Red Sox Tickets5.57
3Texas Rangers Tickets3.87
4Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets2.62
5San Francisco Giants Tickets2.54
6Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.44
7Exhibition: AC Milan Tickets1.78
8Detroit Tigers Tickets1.77
92012 MLB All Star Game Tickets1.68
10Atlanta Braves Tickets1.62
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 7/8/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets19.63
2Wicked Tickets15.81
3Jersey Boys Tickets9.90
4The Lion King Tickets8.64
5Les Miserables Tickets6.49
6Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets4.35
7War Horse Tickets3.62
8Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets2.08
9Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets1.93
10Newsies – The Musical Tickets1.54

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 7/8/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets36.67
2Wicked Tickets10.75
3Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets10.34
4Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets4.59
5The Lion King Tickets4.51
6Newsies – The Musical Tickets3.67
7Jersey Boys Tickets3.46
8Once Tickets3.40
9Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.90
10Harvey Tickets2.43

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 7/8/2012

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets77.13
2David Copperfield Tickets6.41
3Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets3.68
4Santana Tickets3.64
5Le Reve Tickets2.26
6Blue Man Group Tickets1.46
7Jubilee! Tickets1.33
8Joan Rivers Tickets1.13
9Jersey Boys Tickets0.89
10Terry Fator Tickets0.68