Written by | Ray Cornelius

Grammy winning-gospel music icon, BeBe Winans is bring his life story to the stage in a brand new musical titled, “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story.” The singer-songwriter made the official announcement last night in Atlanta during the Alliance Theatre’s Taste of the Season. It’s an annual preview of all the theatre company’s shows that will premiere during the next season. Winans is teaming up with Charles Randolph-Wright, director of “Motown the Musical,” for the new production.

Juan Bebe and fan

“Born for This” follows BeBe’s journey toward self-discovery. After he and his sister CeCe Winans become stars on Jim and Tammy Faye Baker’s Praise the Lord Network, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling. BeBe’s nephew, Juan Winans will portray him in the show along with the hilariously funny, Kirstin Wyatt as the flamboyant televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. “Born for This” will debut on the Alliance Theatre stage April 13-May 15, 2016.

Click here for the theatre’s new 2015-2016 Season and check out photos + a special performance by Juan Winans below:

I know you

 BeBe meeting actress Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and her husband Keith Arthur Bolden

Imara DeEtta and Bebe

 BeBe with actress DeEtta West and Imara Canady

Susan V. Booth

Alliance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Susan V. Booth with Paige Smith

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Juan Winans with Rafer & Kelly Johnson and guests

Michael Anthony Lola

 Alliance Theatre’s Michael Winn with Lola Ibitoye and Anthony Knight 

chris shean atkins and damian denson

 Chris Walker, Shean Atkins and Damian Denson

Angela and Rafer

Angela Robinson and Rafer Johnson

Susan's intro

 Susan V. Booth introducing BeBe Winans

Bebe side profile

BeBe talking about the musical

Tyrone Juan and Bebe

 Tyrone Jackson with Juan and BeBe 

Bebe greeting fans

 BeBe greeting fans during the reception

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BeBe and Juan Winans performing on Alliance Theatre stage with during Taste of the Season

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