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BeBe Winans enlists nephew and niece to re-create himself and sister CeCe in a world premiere musical. ou don’t go through life, says BeBe Winans, “thinking that your life could be a musical.” But in a conversation about 10 years ago with a friend, singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, sprung an idea on him: “So when are you going to write that musical about your family?” 10 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

“I mean, it was weird,” BeBe says. “Like where was this coming from? I thought Roberta must not be taking her medication!” In a Montreal hotel room a few days later, he says, “It was like a faucet turned on and it started pouring out.” BeBe more or less forgot about why he was in Canada. He wrote for days “like a faucet, like a faucet,” until he had

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Profile for Encore Atlanta

'Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story' at the Alliance Theatre  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for The Fox Theatre; the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Art...

'Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story' at the Alliance Theatre  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for The Fox Theatre; the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Art...