"The songs range from soft pop to fiery gospel, and the singing is excellent. This is a musical with a capital M."
"Thrilling standouts like the rocking gospel song 'I Got a New Home' (led by Milton Craig Nealy, in the role of Pop Winans) and the sweet and powerful 'Seventh Son' (a solo by Nita Whitaker, playing Mom Winans) all but stop the show, and uplifting songs 'Gotta Keep Movin'' and 'Book of Life' fill the house with a joyous spirit."
"A positive, uplifting story that is balm for our troubled spirits."
"Brought me to my feet with its vitality, soul-searing vocals, and dynamic cast and performances.”
“The show has instant musical verve and cred.”
“The cast is pure dynamite”
"Majestic voices and powerhouse gospel numbers."
"If the reception by theater-goers at a recent performance is any indication, “Born For This” is finding its audience during its Boston run."
"Great staging, spectacular lighting, imaginative props and a live band...I give this colorful, magnificent and compelling production five out of five stars."
"You’re not likely to find a more consistently entertaining musical on Boston stages this year than Born for This."
"A powerhouse score delivered by an extraordinary cast combined with a very funny script are sure to make this show an overwhelming crowd-pleaser."
"This play not only tackles difficult and timely subject matters, but it does so with great staging, spectacular lighting, imaginative props and a live band! Colorful, magnificent and compelling....five out of five stars."
"The standing ovation-worthy talent on display at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre-the show's Hub venue-have the voices and the moves to make it in New York."
"I imagine the rest of the show’s run will carry the same celebration of humanity and of searching for what one was born for."
"This performance dredged up a childhood nostalgia from deep within me."
"It is wonderfully engaging, replete with laugh-out-loud humor as well as deeply poignant moments."
"This stellar, pitch perfect cast of 20, received thunderous applause after each song, including a variety of Jaw-dropping solos."
"This family-friendly, wildly funny, yet deeply emotional journey toward self-discovery is a universal story for anyone who has ever yearned for something, or, is looking to find their purpose in life."
"Its message is transcendent: if you have a dream, follow it, and have faith that everything will be resolved in time."
"The vocal range of every cast member is truly unbelievable, and the notes and harmonies throughout the show are simply superb."
"A must-see musical."
Born for This
has voices that could convert even the most secular theatergoers into true believers.”
“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.”
STAGE SCENE LA
“A Broadway-scale crowd pleaser”
“From Mom and Pop Winans to their gospel-singing offspring, the Detroit Winans were a family born to entertain.
Born For This: The Musical
gives L.A. audiences ample reason to applaud their gifts.”
STAGE AND CINEMA
“An open-ended odyssey of what it is to balance spirituality, family, success, and loyalty. Not out of duty, but out of joy.”
“I would give myself heart and soul to Jesus right now if it meant I could have been born a Winans”
“…deeply emotional, culturally rich”
TOTAL THEATRE .COM
“Might just end up in Times Square. Yes, the show is that good”
“A crowd pleaser”
POLITICS MONEY CULTURE
“A terrific night of entertainment, with a little soul thrown into the mix for good measure”
"There’s no end to the impressive talent on display in
Born For This
“A sensational cast”
“First rate production”