The BeBe Winans Story: Gospel, Televangelism, and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Apr 13, 2016

Siblings BeBe and CeCe Winans left Detroit as teenagers and moved to Charlotte to join a Christian TV network. They worked as backup singers for popular televangelists, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, and eventually became icons of gospel music. A new musical at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta follows the siblings’ journey as they juggle fame and the pressures of growing up in the eyes of millions. It’s called “Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story.”

We speak with BeBe and the musical’s director and playwright Charles Randolph-Wright about how it felt to grow up in the spotlight and his relationship with the Bakkers. 

"Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story" will run at the Alliance Theater from April 13 to May 15, 2016. More information about the musical can be found here