Bebe Winans’ Life Story Takes Center Stage

Bebe Winans’ Life Story Takes Center Stage

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The complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story have been announced. The new musical will come to Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage this summer from July 1-August 28. The new musical is a co-production with the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, where it will run from April 13-May 15, prior to the Arena Stage mounting.


Born for This tells the true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning gospel and R&B singer BeBe Winans’ journey to fame. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the production features original songs and Winans family hits, with a book by Randolph-Wright and Winans. The musical is described as follows: “Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty, experience the ultimate in culture shocks when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s television show Praise the Lord. The Winans teenagers become not only television celebrities, they also become like adopted children of the Bakkers, integrating TV evangelism. As BeBe and CeCe encounter fame, fortune and even a young Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling.”

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Leading the cast as BeBe and CeCe Winans are Winans family members and accomplished performers Juan Winans and Deborah Joy Winans. Juan is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter and his sister Deborah Joy is currently filming Greenleaf, the OWN original TV series for which BeBe is an executive music producer.


March 25th, 2016

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