Delta Burke took the old break-a-leg adage to heart.
The 49-year-old actress broke her left ankle just days before she was to take the stage in “Southern Baptist Sissies” on Wednesday. It will now open April 5 at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose Avenue. Burke plans to wear her cast onstage.
Burke fell from a riser Sunday during a rehearsal.
“I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it’s not a musical,” said Burke, who plays the mother of sons who are questioning their faith and sexuality. “I just had a clumsy moment.”
“Southern Baptist Sissies” explores the lives of four gay men raised as Baptists.
Burke starred in the ’80s TV series “Designing Women.”