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Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story

  • Credits

    Book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans
    Featuring original music and lyrics by BeBe Winans
    Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
    A co-production with the Alliance Theatre
    In association with My Destiny Productions LLC, 
    Dan Chilewich and Todd Gershwin

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

Featuring the music of six-time Grammy winner Bebe Winans

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 television show. The Winans teenagers have the opportunity to become more than just television celebrities, but to integrate 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. Combining classic Winans hits with brand new songs, this inspirational musical features Juan and Deborah Joy Winans in their Arena Stage debuts as BeBe and CeCe Winans.

Cast

Kurt Boehm

Jimmy Ray / Record Executive / SM Voice Over / Dance Captain

Dyllon Burnside

Michael Winans / Howard

Desmond Sean Ellington

Carvin Winans / Alvin

Gracie Jones

Edith / Ensemble

Nick Morrett

Bob / Josh / PTL Announcer Voice Over

Milton Craig Nealy

Pop Winans

Chaz Pofahl

Jim Bakker

Brad Raymond

Ronald Winans

Kiandra Richardson

Whitney Houston / Sister Jones / Reporter

Michael Stiggers

Marvin Winans

Nita Whitaker

Mom Winans

Alison Whitehurst

Penny

Deborah Joy Winans

CeCe Winans

Juan Winans

BeBe Winans

Kirsten Wyatt

Tammy Faye Bakker

Creative

BENJAMIN BEBE WINANS

Book, Original Music and Lyrics

CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT

Book, Director

DONALD LAWRENCE

Music Supervisor

WARREN ADAMS

Choreographer

STEVEN JAMAIL

Music Director / Orchestrations and Arrangements

NEIL PATEL

Set Designer

WILLIAM IVEY LONG

Costume Designer

JASON LYONS

Lighting Designer

JESSE STEVENS

Sound Designer

JOHN NARUN

Projection Designer

BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS

Associate Choreographer

TARA RUBIN

New York Casting Director

KURT HALL

Stage Manager

KRISTEN MARY HARRIS

Assistant Stage Manager

THE ALLIANCE THEATER

Co-Production

Multimedia

Photo of Juan Winans, Deborah Joy Winans and Kirsten Wyatt by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Juan Winans, Kiandra Richardson and Deborah Joy Winans by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of cast members in 'Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story' by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Juan Winans and Deborah Joy Winans by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Nita Whitaker and Milton Craig Nealy by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Chaz Pofahl and Kirsten Wyatt by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Juan Winans, Kiandra Richardson and Deborah Joy Winans by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of cast members in 'Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story' by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Juan Winans and company by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Juan Winans by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.
Photo of Juan Winans and Brad Raymond by Greg Mooney, courtesy Alliance Theatre.