After years of being teased that he should turn his remarkable life story into a script, six-time Grammy Award winner BeBe Winans finally did, in collaboration with director Charles Randolph-Wright. “Born for This: The Musical,” contains the inspirational uplift that is Winans’ musical trademark along with some unexpected moments.
Following runs in Atlanta and Washington D.C., “Born for This” began previews last week at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The play charts Winans’ path from Detroit, where he grew up the seventh of 10 children in a gospel music family, to North Carolina, where he and sister CeCe first achieved fame in the mid-1980s performing on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s TV show “The PTL Club.
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