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bebe and cece winans

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In mainstream society, the lives of iconic figures are frequently given the Broadway Musical treatment. But such is uncommon in the gospel community.

But BeBe and CeCe Winans have pushed things to the next level with the announcement of a gospel musical about their now defunct duo.

Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story is coming to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2016.

Charles Randolph-Wright, director of Motown the Musical, will direct the Broadway production chronicling the early days of the multiple GRAMMY® award winning brother and sister’s career.

The production, which is being called “a heart-warming and hilarious journey towards self-discovery,” is billed this way:

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 Pineville, 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.

As a duo, BeBe and CeCe Winans’ accolades include three Grammy Awards, nine Dove Awards, two NAACP Image awards, two Soul Train Music Awards, numerousStellar Awards, three Gold albums, and one Platinum album.

Grammy Awards

  • 1991: Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album – Different Lifestyles
  • 2010: Best Gospel Performance – “Grace”
  • 2010: Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album – Still

GMA Dove Awards

  • 1988: New Artist of the Year
  • 1990: Group of the Year
  • 1990: Pop/Contemporary Album – Heaven
  • 1990: Pop/Contemporary Song – “Heaven”
  • 1990: Contemporary Gospel Song – “With My Whole Heart”
  • 1992: Group of the Year
  • 1992: Contemporary Gospel Song – “Addictive Love”
  • 1998: Contemporary Gospel Song – “Up Where We Belong”
  • 2010: Urban Recorded Song – “Close To You”

NAACP Image awards

  • 1990: Best Gospel Artist
  • 1992: Best Gospel Artist

Soul Train Music Awards

  • 1990: Best Gospel Album – Heaven
  • 1992: Best Gospel Album – Different Lifestyles

The Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that BeBe & CeCe Winans names will be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

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