Ralph Burns News

Date Of Birth:
June 29, 1922
Date Of Death:
November 21, 2001 (79)
Birth Place:
Newton, MA, USA
Gender:
Male
STAGE TUBE: The Muppets Take Broadway? Watch Performances with Minnelli, Vereen, Merman & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney might bring the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that the Walt Disney Company, which has had the rights to the Muppets since 2004, is 'exploring the possibility' of a Muppet musical coming to one of Jujamcyn's five theaters. Over the years, the Muppets welcomed plenty of Broadway guests and featured many Broadway tunes. In honor of today's news, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorites! (more...)

Disney to Bring Kermit, Miss Piggy & THE MUPPETS to Broadway?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2014

Disney may be bringing the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour to Return to Nashville, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down. CHICAGO will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from October 21-26. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley Plays Buell Theatre, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical CHICAGO returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre tonight, March 18 through 23 only. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will reprise the role of Billy Flynn. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley Plays Buell Theatre, 3/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical CHICAGO returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre March 18 through 23 only. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will reprise the role of Billy Flynn. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Encores! Kicks the 'Improvements' Out of LITTLE ME
by Michael Dale - Feb 09, 2014

The hilarious Neil Simon/Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh musical gets a sharp concert revival by going back to the original Broadway script. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour Adds 3/5 Matinee to Van Wezel Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, longest running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago has added a 2pm matinee to their March 5, 2014 date at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Both the Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances have nearly sold out, therefore adding the Wednesday afternoon matinee will allow another full house to enjoy the glitz and glam of the decadent 1920's and the tale of the murderous nightclub dancer, Roxie Hart. Winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording, Chicago continues to leave audiences singing 'All That Jazz!' (more...)

John O'Hurley Will Play 'Billy Flynn' During CHICAGO National Tour's Stop at Bank of America Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Broadway In Chicago and producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that John O'Hurley, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, will reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago. CHICAGO will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) February 25 through March 2, 2014. (more...)

CHICAGO Returns to PlayhouseSquare, Feat. John O'Hurley and More, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

CHICAGO returns to PlayhouseSquare for ONE WEEK ONLY, tonight, January 7-12, 2014 as part of the U.S. Bank Star Performance Series. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O'Hurley will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. (more...)

Paige Davis, John O'Hurley & More to Star in CHICAGO National Tour at Segerstrom Center, 1/28 - 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced additional casting for CHICAGO, returning to Segerstrom Hall from January 28 - February 2, 2014. Award-winning actor and star of stage, TV and film John O'Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn, sharing the stage with Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton and Ron Orbach as Amos Hart. (more...)

David Krakauer's The Big Picture to Premiere at Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

An artist of great renown, clarinetist and cultural visionary David Krakauer showcases his new project, THE BIG PICTURE, a powerful new multi-media production. It pays hommage to both Krakauer's personal discovery of his cultural heritage and in the broader sense, to the journeys we all take to find meaning and connection with our roots. Bringing together an all-star cast of musicians at Edmond J. Safra Hall in the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust downtown, THE BIG PICTURE tells Krakauer's story in an artful marriage of music and the moving image. (more...)

CHICAGO to Return to PlayhouseSquare, Feat. John O'Hurley and More, Jan 7-12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

CHICAGO returns to PlayhouseSquare for ONE WEEK ONLY, January 7-12, 2014 as part of the U.S. Bank Star Performance Series. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O'Hurley will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley to Play Segerstrom Center, 1/28-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of slowing down. The purely entertaining show returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts January 28 - February 2, 2014 and will star award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O' Hurley, reprising the role of Billy Flynn. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley to Play Bass Concert Hall, 11/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Playing November 19 - 24 at Bass Concert Hall. CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and fourth longest-running production in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down! (more...)

John O'Hurley Reprises Role as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO at Broward Center, Now thru 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

CHICAGO, winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, is returning to Fort Lauderdale tonight, October 9th. (more...)

CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis and John O'Hurley, Returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

CHICAGO is back in town and it's pure entertainment! The first national tour of CHICAGO returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from tonight, September 20 through September 22. (more...)

CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis, Carol Woods and John O'Hurley, Kicks Off National Tour Today in WA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

Paige Davis and Carol Woods are headed back to CHICAGO, packing up and heading out on the road with Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly beginning today, August 31, in Tacoma, Washington. Television star John O'Hurley is also featured in the national tour, performing in a number of cities as Billy Flynn. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO's Run at Bass Concert Hall on Sale 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Tickets to the show's run will go on sale FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 at 10:00 AM. Start at $25. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. and are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call toll free at (877) 275-3804 or e-mail Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com. (more...)

CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis and John O'Hurley, to Return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, 9/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

CHICAGO is back in town and it's pure entertainment! The first national tour of CHICAGO returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from September 20 through September 22. (more...)

Paige Davis & Carol Woods Headed Back to Broadway's CHICAGO, Will Lead National Tour Opposite John O'Hurley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Davis will succeed Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart beginning tomorrow, August 13, and continue performances through August 28. Woods will play Mama Morton from August 20-28, after Russian singer Larisa Dolina's Broadway debut in the role. (more...)

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