Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story

Book and direction by Charles Randolph-Wright
Book, music, and lyrics directed by Benjamin "BeBe" Winans
Originally produced at Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA
April 13 to May 15, 2016

About the Premiere Production:

From Charles Randolph-Wright, director of Motown the Musical, and six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans comes a hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery. 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 Praise The Lord Network television show. The Winans teenagers become not only television celebrities, they also become like adopted children of the Bakkers, integrating TV evangelism in Pineville, North Carolina. 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. A new American musical starring the next generation of Winans singers as the young BeBe and CeCe!

Cast: Kurt Boehm, Dyllon Burnside, Desmond Sean Ellington, Nick Morrett, Milton Craig Nealy, Chaz Pofahl, Brad Raymond, Kiandra Richardson, Michael Stiggers, Nita Whitaker, Alison Whitehurst, Deborah Joy Winans, Juan Winans, BeBe Winans, and Kirsten Wyatt; understudy Gracie Jones.

Choreographer: Warren Adams
Associate Choreographer: Brian Harlan Brooks
Stage Management Production Assistant: Britney DeRosa
Music Director and Player/Conductor: Steven Jamail
Music Supervisor: Donald Lawrence
Costume Design: William Ivey Long
Associate Projection Design/Programmer: Grant McDonald
Projection Design: John Narun
Set Design: Neil Patel
Sound Design: Jesse Stevens
Stage Manager: Bret Torbeck
Assistant Stage Manager: Jayson T. Waddell
Lighting Design: Diane Ferry Williams
Assistant to the Director: Britny Horton

Subsequent Productions:
• Co-production with Arena Stage, Washington DC, July 1 - August 28, 2016

• "BeBe Winans talks in detail about musical due for 2016 Alliance world premiere,", March 26, 2015

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