Photo Coverage: Delta Burke Meets The 'Real' Magnolias
The real life 'Steel Magnolias' met Delta after the performance and presented her with a gigantic gift basket full Louisiana goodies, including Muscatine Jelly (make in Natchitoches, LA - the actual town that inspired the story), and lots of other treats to remind Delta of her own second home in New Orleans: pralines, chicory coffee, rice & beans and plenty of baked goods.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS opened on Broadway on April 4 starring Delta Burke as Truvy, Christine Ebersole as M'Lynn, Rebecca Gayheart as Shelby, Marsha Mason as Ouiser, Lily Rabe as Annelle and Frances Sternhagen as Clairee.
Written by Robert Harling and Directed by Jason Moore, STEEL MAGNOLIAS follows the lives of six indomitable Southern women as they share their personal triumphs, tragedies, beauty tips, recipes, and more than the occasional piece of scandalous gossip in Truvy's beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana.
The Magnolias applaud Delta's arrival
and welcome her with Southern Hospitality
Delta meets the youngest Magnolia on the trip
Picture Perfect Magnolias
After talking with the group, Delta took pen
to hand and signed autographs on everything
from jean jackets....
...to Playbills, of course!
Delta is presented with a gift basket
A few members of the group pose outside the theater
A bouquet of Steel Magnolias
From This Author Ben Strothmann