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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.

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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.

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

May 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

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.

April 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Denise Burse as Claretha Jenkins in House of Payne’s “Payneful Visit”

Denise Burse is most familiar to television audiences as Claretha Jenkins on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, the 2011 NAACP Award recipient for Outstanding Comedy Series. In tonight’s episode of House of Payne entitled “Payneful Visit,” Claretha reveals she has leukemia.

April 6, 2011 · Leave a comment
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