Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story

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