Motown director Charles Randolph-Wright directs the world-premiere stage musical Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
The gospel musical is now in previews and is scheduled to open a limited run April 23. Featuring music by BeBe Winans, the show is described thus: “From the director of Motown the Musical comes the heart-warming and hilarious story of BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty. After becoming stars on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord Network, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling.”
Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story stars Juan Winans and Deborah Joy Winans, who play their uncle and aunt in the show.
It is a co-production with the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., where it is scheduled to transfer starting July 1.
Here’s how it’s billed: “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 teenaged Winans become not only television celebrities, but also the ‘adopted children’ of the Bakkers, integrating TV evangelism in Pinewood, 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.”
For complete season details, visit AllianceTheatre.org.