Born For This: A New Musical
A story of family, love and forgiveness.
Detroit teenagers BeBe and Cece Winans experience the ultimate in culture shock when they leave the comfort and safety of their already-famous family to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise The Lord Network in Pineville, North Carolina. The televangelist couple becomes an unlikely surrogate family as the siblings rapidly rise to television stardom. After the duo achieve unexpected fame with a PTL performance of a remake of the hit song, “Love Lift Us Up (Where We Belong),” they encounter the seductive lure of celebrity and they establish life-long friendship with rising pop star Whitney Houston. Ultimately, BeBe must learn to reconcile the temptations of stardom and fortune with the things he ultimately values more.
Born For This: A New Musical brings the legendary artist’s story to life with acclaimed new music and lyrics by BeBe Winans that has audiences rising from their seats in thunderous ovations. A wildly funny yet deeply emotional journey toward self-discovery, Born For This is the family-friendly and universal story for anyone who has ever yearned for something – for anyone who is looking to find their purpose in life.
With Book by Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D’Amour, Original Music and Lyrics by BeBe Winans, Choreography by Warren Adams, and Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Born For This celebrates the incredible true story of six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning legend BeBe Winans, the young man who followed his heart and found his destiny.
“I haven’t heard singing this divinely inspired since Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and Jennifer Hudson tore it up in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple.”
- LA Times