Lia Chang Photos: Denise Burse, Michael Genet, Doug Eskew, Tracie Thoms, Sakina Ansari-Wilson and More Celebrate Marcus Gardley’s dance of the holy ghosts Opening Night at Center Stage
Marcus Gardley’s dance of the holy ghosts has performances at Center Stage through Nov. 17, 2013.
Center Stage Photo Preview: Denise Burse and Michael Genet in Marcus Gardley’s dance of the holy ghosts, Opens October 16, 2013
I’ll be celebrating Center Stage’s opening night performance of Marcus Gardley’s dance of the holy ghosts on October 16, 2013, with Denise Burse and Michael Genet at Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out preview production photos by Richard Anderson.
Lia Chang Photos: Willie Reale, Frances McDormand, Lewis Black, Bela Fleck, Renee Goldsberry, Duncan Sheik, Lisa Benavides, Abigail Washburn, Tim Blake Nelson at The 52nd Street Project Benefit
Last Monday, I had a night out with Denise Burse who plays Claretha on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne,” at The 52nd Street Project’s He Started It! 30th Anniversary Benefit celebrating Wille Reale, the founder of The Project, at Espace in New York. Reale, a Tony and Academy Award nominee (Broadway’s A Year With Frog and Toad), is an actor, playwright and 1994 MacArthur Fellow, who was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy as part of the producing team of “The Electric Company.”
Photos: Willie Reale, Frances McDormand, Lewis Black, Bela Fleck, Renee Goldsberry, Duncan Sheik, Lisa Benavides, Abigail Washburn, Tim Blake Nelson at The 52nd Street Project Benefit
Lia Chang: House of Payne’s Denise Burse chats up the 2011 NAACP Image Awards and Season 7, Watch Video of “Shout Out” Episode
Lia Chang: Since 2006, Denise Burse has been serving up sass and displaying an outrageous flair for fashion as Claretha Jenkins, Ella Payne’s best friend on Tyler Perry’s award-winning TV show House of Payne, which began airing new episodes on March 30th.
I caught up with Burse after a concert performance by Marva Hicks in Pat Holley’s Me and Caesar Lee at The Triad Theatre in New York. Fresh from the Atlanta set of House of Payne, Burse hinted at big developments in Season 7 for Claretha and shared her experience of attending the 2011 NAACP Image Awards in L.A.