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Delta Burke breaks leg during theater rehearsal

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
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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.”