Benjamin, “BeBe” Winans, six-time Grammy Award winner, is the seventh child and youngest male of the the Detroit based first family of gospel music. BeBe is known as an inspirational, R&B, and popular vocalist, songwriter, and producer as well as an Executive Music Producer for the OWN Network’s latest scripted series, “Greenleaf”; host of his own radio show on the Heart & Soul Channel (68) on Sirius/XM Radio Networks on Sunday Mornings (9am ET/7am PT); renowned as the breakthrough artist to bridge the language of his roots in the church with a chart-topping, Award-winning career spanning audiences universally throughout all genres; and author. Teaming with his younger sister, Priscilla “CeCe”, the duo first began crossing lines as “adopted children” of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker on the PTL television show. Their first tour, on which Whitney Houston proclaimed herself their “sister” and sang background for the siblings, set the tone for a very special career.
For an artist with his message and core based in the church and its word, BeBe Winans has faced an exciting and unique career which in 2017, comes to life as a musical of his life, co-written and Directed by Motown:The Musical Director,Charles Randolph-Wright with book, music and lyrics by BeBe — Born For This: The BeBe WinansStory. It will open at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica July 11. Born For This:The BeBe WinansStory is populated with original music and Winans’ family hits. CeCe is played by niece,Deborah Joy Winans, who is currently filming “Greenleaf,” the OWN Original TV series. Nephew, Juan Winans, portrays BeBe.
The next showing for “Born For This-The BeBe Winans Story” shows in Santa Monica, CA:
The Eli & Edy, The Broad Stage
1310 11th St. Santa Monica.
When: July 11 – August 6, 2017
Press Opening: July 20 at 7:30pm
Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday – Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Tickets: Online: www.thebroadstage.com/Phone: Patron Services at 310.434.3200/In Person: Box office at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica, beginning three hours prior to performance.
BeBe Winans sings the title song during an interview with Praise’s Cheryl Jackson