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Stephanie Mills and BeBe Winans Preview Born for This

Lin-Manuel Miranda took in the evening, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

Charles Randolph-Wright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, BeBe Winans, and Ron Gillyard walk the red carpet for the Feinstein's/54 Below preview concert of Born for This.
(© Walter McBride)

Feinstein's/54 Below hosted two concert presentations previewing the the new musical Born for This on Monday, November 5.

Charles Randolph-Wright directed the show, which featured him alongside Grammy Award-winning recording artists Stephanie Mills and BeBe Winans. The cast also featured members from last summer's pre-Broadway tryout in Boston including Maddie Shea Baldwin, Liisi LaFontaine, Loren Lott, Donald Webber Jr., Kirsten Wyatt, and Nita Whitaker.

BeBe Winans and Stephanie Mills take the mic.
(© Walter McBride)

Born for This follows BeBe, a talented young man from a tight-knit musical family as he grapples with the struggle between his faith and his desire for fame. As teenagers BeBe and his sister CeCe, experience genuine culture shock when they leave the comfort of their home and family in Detroit to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Praise the Lord network in North Carolina. When the duo rocket to fame, the seductive lure of celebrity comes knocking. Ultimately, Bebe must reconcile the temptations of stardom and fortune with the things he values most in life.

Cast members Kirsten Wyatt, Nita Whitaker, Maddie Shea Baldwin, Liisi LaFontaine, and Loren Lott get together for a photo.
(© Walter McBride)

Born for This features original music and lyrics by BeBe Winans, with a book written by Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour. Warren Adams choreographed the show which was produced by Ron Gillyard and My Destiny Productions.