SOURCE: TicketNews.com

November 14, 2007 11:01 ET

Ticket Sellers Prepare for Theatre Sales Slump

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 11/05/07 - 11/11/07.

OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                                 This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                    1               1
Radio City Christmas Spectacular          2               3
Bon Jovi                                  3               5
Hannah Montana                            4               2
Jersey Boys                               5               4
Trans-Siberian Orchestra                  6               10
Green Bay Packers                         7               n/a
New York Giants                           8               n/a
Young Frankenstein                        9               n/a
Dancing with the Stars                    10              n/a

Hannah Montana's hold on the ticketing industry appears to be loosening. She slips to number four on the Top Events chart and relinquishes her reign over the Top Concerts rankings this week.

"Young Frankenstein" takes several giant steps into the Top Events. Short of glowing reviews, the show has everything going for it -- lead Roger Bart is back with the cast recovered from his injury, the production raised its curtain for its official opening night, and with the majority of Broadway dark, it's one of only a handful of shows theatergoers can attend.

TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                                 This Week       Last Week
Green Bay Packers                         1               2
New York Giants                           2               4
New York Knicks                           3               6
Dallas Cowboys                            4               1
Pittsburgh Steelers                       5               5
Boston Celtics                            6               10
Detroit Lions                             7               n/a
Kentucky Derby                            8               n/a
New York Rangers                          9               n/a
New England Patriots                      10              n/a

The Kentucky Derby races into the Sports rankings this week. The event finishes eighth although it is not scheduled to occur until May of 2008.

TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                                 This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                    1               1
Radio City Christmas Spectacular          2               3
Jersey Boys                               3               2
Young Frankenstein                        4               4
Lion King                                 5               5
Phantom of the Opera                      6               9
Andrea Bocelli                            7               6
Grease                                    8               7
The Little Mermaid                        9               8
How the Grinch Stole Christmas            10              n/a

Touring productions of Broadway shows such "Wicked," "Jersey Boys," and "Lion King" may keep those top-sellers in the Theatre rankings next week, but with the threat of the road shows likewise being shut down, big changes in the charts may be in store.

TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS

Event                                 This Week       Last Week
Radio City Christmas Spectacular          1               1
Wicked                                    2               2
Young Frankenstein                        3               4
Jersey Boys                               4               3
Lion King                                 5               5
Grease                                    6               6
The Little Mermaid                        7               7
How the Grinch Stole Christmas            8               9
Mary Poppins                              9               8
Legally Blonde                            10              n/a

This week's NYC Theatre rankings experience their last bit of normalcy for what looks to be awhile. As the Broadway stagehands' strike enters day five, most of this week's top productions are now dark.

TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                                 This Week       Last Week
Bon Jovi                                  1               2
Hannah Montana                            2               1
Trans-Siberian Orchestra                  3               5
Van Halen                                 4               3
Garth Brooks                              5               8
Bruce Springsteen                         6               4
Stevie Wonder                             7               6
Dane Cook                                 8               7
Céline Dion                               9               n/a
Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Zombie                10              10

Strong weekend on-sales give Bon Jovi the edge over Hannah Montana, dethroning the pop princess after a thirteen-week run at number one.

TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                                 This Week       Last Week
Céline Dion: A New Day...                 1               1
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"                     2               2
Cirque Du Soleil:
 The Beatles: LOVE                        3               3
Bette Midler                              4               5
Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ                      5               9
Monty Python's Spamalot                   6               6
Blue Man Group                            7               7
Le Rêve                                   8               n/a
David Copperfield                         9               8
Tony n' Tina's Wedding                    10              n/a

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