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original music and lyrics by BEBE WINANS book by BEBE WINANS & CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT directed by CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT choreography by WARREN ADAMS set design by NEIL PATEL costume design by WILLIAM IVEY LONG lighting design by JASON LYONS sound design by JOHN SHIVERS projection design by JOHN NARUN music supervision by DONALD LAWRENCE orchestrations & arrangements by STEVEN JAMAIL music direction by JARET LANDON casting by TARA RUBIN CASTING associate choreographer BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS stage manager KURT HALL assistant stage manager AMBER DICKERSON dance captain KURT BOEHM company manager JOHN E. GENDRON general management MAXIMUM ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS World Premiere Produced by Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director, Mike Schleifer, Managing Director & Arena Stage, Washington, DC Molly Smith, Artistic Director, Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer Born For This: The Musical is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award There will be one 15-minute intermission


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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Reporter........................KALILAH BLACK* Jimmy Ray / Record Executive / SM Voice Over.................................. KURT BOEHM* Reporter.................... PHILLIP BRANDON* Michael Winans / Howard.........JONATHAN BURKE* Marvin Winans....................J. DAUGHTRY* Carvin Winans / Alvin....... DESMOND SEAN ELLINGTON Executive / Piano / Player.....CHRIS FORE* Edith / Ensemble..............GRACIE JONES* Ensemble............. RODERICK LAWRENCE* Reporter................. ASHLEY FOX LINTON* Bob / Josh / PTL Announcer Voice Over... ......................................NICK MORRETT* Pop Winans............MILTON CRAIG NEALY* Jim Bakker........................CHAZ POFAHL* Ronald Winans................BRAD RAYMOND* Whitney Houston / Sister Jones................ ............................KIANDRA RICHARDSON Mom Winans................... NITA WHITAKER* Penny..................... ALISON WHITEHURST* CeCe Winans....... DEBORAH JOY WINANS* BeBe Winans.....................JUAN WINANS* Tammy Faye Bakker........ KIRSTEN WYATT* PARTIAL SWINGS KALILAH BLACK, PHILLIP BRANDON, CHRIS FORE, RODERICK LAWRENCE, ASHLEY FOX LINTON UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For BeBe Winans: RODERICK LAWRENCE; For CeCe Winans: KALILAH BLACK; For Jim Bakker: CHRIS FORE; For Tammy Faye Bakker: ASHLEY FOX LINTON

This production operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE “Spiritual” “Tomorrow” “The Question Is” “Born For This” “Blessed Assurance” “Praise the Lord/Lord Help” “Celebrate (It’s Time)” “Change Your Nature” “Excuses” “You Can Make It” “Up Where We Belong” “Two Golden Eggs” “Is It Right” “I Won’t Stop” ACT TWO “Praise the Lord (Reprise)” “I Got A New Home” “I.O.U. Me” “In Limbo” “Forbidden Love” “It’s Time” “Gotta Keep Movin’ ” “Is It Right (Reprise)” “We Never Know” “Seventh Son” “Hold Up The Light” “I’m In The Light” “Applause” “Tomorrow (Reprise)/Really Miss You” “Born For This (Reprise)/Faith for Fame” “Book of Life”



ORCHESTRA Music Director, Conductor and Main Keyboard: JARET LANDON Organ & Auxiliary Keyboard: PHIL LASSITER Auxiliary Keyboard: ANDREW LEDERMAN Guitar: NICHOLAS VEINOGLOU Bass: MAURICE ELLIS Drums: QUINTON “Q” ROBINSON WHO’S WHO KURT BOEHM (Jimmy Ray / Record Executive / Dance Captain) Hails from Washington, D.C. Most recently he appeared as Mr. Snow in Carousel and the world premiere of Born For This at Arena Stage and Alliance Theatre. Arena Stage credits include Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! and She Loves Me. Additional D.C. credits include West Side Story, Cabaret, Les Misérables and Kiss of the Spider Woman (Signature Theatre); A Chorus Line, Godspell, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Producers (Olney Theatre Center); Little Shop of Horrors (Ford’s Theatre); The Full Monty (Keegan Theatre); The Last Five Years (Red Branch Theatre); The Phantom Tollbooth and Latino Inaugural Gala honoring Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno (Kennedy Center). B.M. from Catholic University. Ten Helen Hayes Award nominations (two Helen Hayes Awards). Te Adoro, Maria. KALILAH BLACK (Partial Swing/ Reporter/ understudy CeCe Winans) hails from the Bronx, NY. She holds a B.F.A. in Professional Theatre from the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (Aggie Pride!). A few favorite credits include: The Lion King (Broadway and National Tour), The Color Purple (Regional). Kalilah is completely ecstatic to join the “Born For 6

This Musical” family. Thank you Katie. All praises go to Him! PHILLIP BRANDON (Partial Swing/ Reporter) is ecstatic to be joining this cast of phenoms! Broadway National Tours: The Color Purple (Preacher/Ol’ Mister). Regional: Porgy & Bess (Mingo), Woyzeck (Carnival Announcer), Frozen - Live at the Hyperion (Grand Pabbie), Tarzan (Kerchak), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Ken), Ragtime (Coalhouse). Phillip was born, raised & still resides here in L.A. Received his B.A. from the historic Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. In addition to being a member of multi-platinum rock group TransSiberian Orchestra, Phillip is gearing up for the release of his debut LP produced by industry legend Preston Glass this fall. Social Media: @PhillipBrandon2 JONATHAN BURKE (Michael Winans / Howard) Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (OBC). Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (Public Theater); Langston in Harlem (Urban Stages). Tours: Mary Poppins; A Christmas Story; Joseph...; Cats (Mungojerrie). Regional Favorites: Head of Passes (Crier, Berkeley Rep); Choir Boy (David Heard, Studio Theatre); Mary Poppins (Bert, Syracuse Stage); Rent (Angel, Hangar Theatre); Hairspray (Seaweed, MGR Playhouse). B.F.A., Ithaca College. @jondbeee J. DAUGHTRY (Marvin Winans) Broadway: The Color Purple (revival), Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, Motown the Musical. Member of Stellar/Dove/GRAMMY® Award-winning group Anthony Brown and Group Therapy...EP available on iTunes (J.Daughtry-Too Late). Love you mom! DESMOND SEAN ELLINGTON (Carvin Winans / Alvin Love) is thrilled to reprise his role in

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Born For This: The Musical, after appearing in the world premiere at Alliance Theatre (Atlanta) & Arena Stage (Washington, DC) in 2016. Other theater credits include: The Nolan Williams Project (Cleveland Play House Theatre), I Dream: The Musical (Alliance Theatre), Black Nativity (Southwest Arts Center & Rialto Center for the Arts), MLK: A Monumental Life (DAR Constitution Hall), KING: The Opera (Theatrical Outfit). Instagram: @dseworld. CHRIS FORE (Partial Swing/ Reporter / Executive / Piano Player / understudy Jim Bakker) is proud to be a member of the Born For This team and is thrilled to blend his East Coast life with his West Coast roots. Other Credits: Jersey Boys Las Vegas and Happy Days Equity National Tour (Chachi, Fonz u/s). Thanks to Tara Rubin & KMR. A Proud UCLA Grad. Love to Family & Friends. GRACIE JONES (Edith / Ensemble) D.C. credits include Born For This and Carousel (Arena Stage); Betty Thorpe/Cynthia in Code Name: Cynthia (Pallas Theatre Collective); Sweeney Todd (Johanna) Carousel, The Little Mermaid, Spring Awakening (Thea), Cinderella and The Sound of Music (Olney Theatre Center); Teen CeCe Bloom in Beaches and The Threepenny Opera (Signature Theatre); and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Hope in Anything Goes (Toby’s Dinner Theatre). She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Maryland, College Park. RODERICK LAWRENCE (Partial Swing / understudy BeBe) is forever grateful to Bebe and Charles for believing and to my phenomenal cast for sharing their gifts every day. Television: Comedy Centrals Broad City, Nat. Tour: Lion King (SIMBA U/S). NYC/Regional: Othello: The Remix (OTHELLO), August Rush, Passing Strange

(YOUTH) Love to Mom, Pops, Evan, Shelby, Granny, Aunts, Cousins, Vicky, Scott, SLJ MGMT and Mush. Baldwin Wallace. @rodericklaw NICK MORRETT (Bob / Josh / PTL Announcer Voice Over) hails from Marietta, Georgia and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BA in Music. He is thrilled to be making his Broad Stage debut reviving his role in Born for This: The Musical! Off-Broadway credits include Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies (Laura Lee Handle- Original Cast). Regional credits include: Spamalot (Ensemble, u/s Galahad), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Zanna Don’t (Steve Bookman), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy), Curtains (Aaron), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee) and A Chorus Line (Al). Love to his family and friends! Twitter / Instagram: @NMorrett03 MILTON CRAIG NEALY (Pop Winans) was most recently seen at Arena Stage in Akeelah and the Bee. Broadway credits include Pop Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Bus/Dryer standby in Caroline, or Change, John in Miss Saigon (also London and Australian productions), Four-Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe, Andre standby in the Ain’t Misbehavin’ revival, Agwe in Once on this Island and Dreamgirls (original and revival). National tours include Horse in The Full Monty (also Australian production), Marty in the 2010 Dreamgirls tour and Judas in the 20th anniversary Jesus Christ Superstar tour. Film and TV credits include The Blues Brothers and Person of Interest. CHAZ POFAHL (Jim Bakker) was born in Los Angeles County (Whittier), but moved to Charlotte, NC during the final years of Jim and Tammy Faye’s PTL ministry. Some of his favorite Charlotte credits include



Coraline, Journey to Oz, Seussical, And Then They Came for Me, The Borrowers, Macbeth and The Secret Garden (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte); Bat Boy, Bootycandy, and Dream a Little Dream (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte); Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Julius Caesar (Charlotte Shakespeare Festival); La Ronde and A Woman of No Importance (PaperHouse Theatre); Floyd Collins (Carolina Actors Studio Theatre); and Rent (Theatre Charlotte). Additional regional credits include Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts); Dracula: The Rock Opera (7 Stages); Avenue Q and Fiddler on the Roof (Cape Fear Regional Theatre); and The Music Man, Joseph…Dreamcoat and A Christmas Carol (Temple Theatre); and Born For This (Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage). Instagram and Twitter: @chazpofahl BRAD RAYMOND (Ronald Winans) is honored to have the opportunity to portray the beloved Ronald Winans. Brad has performed as an actor, singer or conductor at some of the art world’s most esteemed institutions including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival, Arena Stage, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre and Spivey Hall. Some of Brad’s favorite roles include: Homer in Lilies of the Field, Fetch in Fetch, Clay Make Man and his Suzi Bass Award winning performance as Blue in Chasin Dem Blues. Be sure to get your DVD copy of the motion picture; Joyful Noise to see Brad “bust-a-move” alongside Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. KIANDRA RICHARDSON (Whitney Houston / Sister Jones / Reporter) Favorite credits include Hair and Urinetown (Savannah 8

College of Art and Design) and Chicago (Macon Little Theater). She recently participated in season 15 of American Idol. She has a B.F.A. in performing arts from SCAD: The University for Creative Careers, and has trained with James Cromwell, Vincent D’Onofrio and Marvin McIntyre. Kiandra recently worked as the lead female singer for EastCoast Entertainment’s MVP band based out of Atlanta, GA. Facebook / Instagram: @Kiandrasmusic. NITA WHITAKER (Mom Winans) theater credits include Ragtime, The Ten Commandments and New Brain (Los Angeles), Me & Mrs. Jones (Philadelphia) and Breaking Through (Pasadena Playhouse). TV/film credits include The Winner Is, The Hour of Power, The Bodyguard and Lush Life. After competing for Miss America, Nita was the Star Search grand champion and later toured internationally singing duets with Andrea Bocelli. She sang the original demos of several Whitney Houston standards with David Foster. Nita is also an awardwinning author and CEO of a non-profit that presents books and reading fundamentals to children ( Love to daughters Liisi and Skye LaFontaine and husband Scott Perkins. ALISON WHITEHURST (Penny) is a New Yorkbased actress and singer. She was seen OffBroadway in The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theatre. Her favorite regional credits include Big River at Casa Mañana (Mary Jane Wilkes), The Fantasticks at Circle Theatre (Luisa), Company at Jubilee Theatre (April) and She Loves Me at Stagewest (Amalia Balash). Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, she holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Texas Christian University. Love to her husband, Gabe, and her family for their

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endless support. Psalm 59:16-17 DEBORAH JOY WINANS (CeCe Winans) Actress, singer and Stellar Awards nominee Deborah Joy stars in OWN’s hit series Greenleaf executive produced by Oprah Winfrey as the youngest daughter, Charity Satterlee-Greenleaf. Deborah Joy, daughter of Gospel royalty Carvin Winans and Deborah Winans is grateful for the opportunity continuing to portray her aunt, CeCe Winans alongside her GRAMMY®nominated brother, Juan Winans. Previously starred in the Angela Bassett directed movie, Whitney. Deborah Joy resides in Los Angeles and Atlanta with her husband, Terrence. JUAN WINANS (BeBe Winans) is the son of Carvin Winans, Sr. and Deborah Winans. Juan began performing at the age of 16 when he along with his older brother and two cousins formed the group Winans Phase 2. Collaborating with writers such as Babyface and Rodney Jerkins, their debut album We Got Next went to number one on the Billboard Gospel chart and earned Juan a GRAMMY® Award nomination. Since then he has shared his love for performing on stages around the world and has written & produced for artists including Mary Mary, Lalah Hathaway, Joe, Mack Wilds, Michael Bolton, Heavy D, Beth Hart and others. Juan is currently completing his first solo album, to be released in fall 2017. He sends kisses to his wife Lisa and daughter Sophia. KIRSTEN WYATT (Tammy Faye Bakker) is happy to reprise her role as Tammy Faye Bakker in Born for This: The Musical at The Broad Stage. Broadway shows include Annie (Lily St. Regis), A Christmas Story the Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz), Elf (Santa’s Elf), Shrek (Shoemaker’s Elf), Grease (Frenchy,

2007 revival), High Fidelity (Anna), The Pajama Game (Poopsie), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes), and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy/Sally standby). Other favorite shows include Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Mame (Agnes Gooch) Sweet Charity (Charity) Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Gypsy (Tessie Tura), Legally Blonde (Paulette) and Peter Pan (Peter). You can also see her on DVD with the San Francisco Opera in Showboat as Ellie Mae. Kirsten’s TV credits include Blue Bloods, Naked Brothers Band, As the World Turns and All My Children. Proud member of Actors Equity Association and graduate of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music. @KirstenWyatt BENJAMIN “BEBE” WINANS (Book, Original Music, Lyrics, Producer), the inspirational R&B and gospel vocalist, songwriter and producer, was born into the legendary Winans family, the first family of gospel music. Over his distinguished career, he has amassed six GRAMMY® Awards (three solo which includes Producer for Record of the Year for The Bodyguard soundtrack, and three with his sister CeCe), ten Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, four NAACP Award and three Soul Train Music Awards. BeBe is a multi-faceted artist with film, TV and Broadway credits and can be heard every Sunday on The BeBe Experience on Sirius XM’s Heart & Soul channel. His seven solo albums feature guest appearances from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and members of the Winans family. Teaming with his younger sister Priscilla “CeCe,” the duo first began crossing lines as “adopted children” of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker on the television show Praise the Lord, and together they have nine successful gold and platinum recordings. Bebe is also ambassador for Metro World Child, a



Christian humanitarian organization that reaches 150,000 children around the world, including the United States, every week. ( Twitter: @ TheBeBeWinans Instagram: @BeBeWinans Facebook: CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT (Book, Director) is an inaugural resident playwright at Arena Stage where he premiered his plays Love in Afghanistan, Blue and Cuttin’ Up and directed Akeelah and the Bee; Sophisticated Ladies and Guys and Dolls (both starring Maurice Hines); Oak and Ivy; Anthems; Señor Discretion Himself; and Ruined. He directed Motown: The Musical on Broadway, the national tour and in London. Additional directing credits include the opera Porgy and Bess, Love/Life (starring Brian Stokes Mitchell), Through the Night (starring Daniel Beaty) and They’re Playing Our Song (in Portuguese in Brazil). Charles also co-wrote Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends. He directed the award-winning film Preaching to the Choir and has written screenplays for HBO, Showtime, Disney and FOX. TV credits include directing the new series Greenleaf, Lincoln Heights, South of Nowhere, the “Freestyle” soccer campaign for Nike and BeBe Winans’ special America America. He produced and wrote the Showtime series Linc’s. WARREN ADAMS (Choreographer) Broadway/ West End credits include Motown: The Musical (Fred Astaire Award). Off-Broadway credits include Ruined, How I Learned to Drive, Oroonoko and Baby Case. Additional credits include Julie & Julia, Bewitched and Africa Straight Up (film); Magdalena and Der Zwerg (opera); Toy Story The Musical and Lion King 20th Anniversary (Disney); BalletMet, 10

Phoenix Dance Theatre and Ballet Theatre Afrikan; and Gilbert Bailey’s Bout to Blow (upcoming). He co-founded the production company WalkRunFly, which has produced The Hunger Games (London) and Broadway’s Whorl Inside a Loop, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Of Mice and Men. Warren was born and raised in South Africa and won the first Nelson Mandela/ Sainsbury Scholarship and Rudolf Nureyev Award. He has danced with companies worldwide and serves as adjunct professor at NYU and Princeton University. RON GILLYARD (Producer) An award winning label executive and artist manager. A trusted industry advisor who spent more than 20 years in the music industry. As a record executive, he served in prestigious positions such as president of Urban Music at Interscope Records, head of Urban Music at J Records and general manager at Bad Boy Entertainment. While in these positions he oversaw the A&R, marketing, and sales of more than 100 million albums. In 2011 Gillyard was awarded a GRAMMY® award for his work as producer of BeBe and CeCe Winans’ album “Still” (Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album). NEIL PATEL (Set Designer) recent New York credits include The Lion; Pretty Filthy; Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; Stage Kiss; Indian Ink; and Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3). Additional credits include The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and Pacific Overtures (Alliance Theatre) and production design for the Peabody Awardwinning HBO series In Treatment, Neil LaBute’s DirecTV series Billy and Billie, Denis Leary’s FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, and the feature films Some Velvet Morning (Tribeca Films), Loitering with Intent (Parts & Labor/The Orchard) and Little Boxes (2016 Tribeca Film Festival).

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WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Designer) Broadway: Chicago, now in its 21st year; Cabaret (2014 and 1998), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Grey Gardens; The Producers; The Boy from Oz; Hairspray; Crazy for You; Guys and Dolls; Nine. William has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards, winning 6 times. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005, and recently completed a 4 year elected term as Chairman of The American Theatre Wing. Mr. Long grew up in Rock Hill, SC, a stone’s throw from both Charles Randolph Wright in York, SC, and the PTL Headquarters in Pineville, NC. JASON LYONS (Lighting Designer)’s Broadway: Hand to God, On the Town, Bronx Bombers, Let It Be, Bring It On, Rock of Ages (Vegas, Toronto, Australia, London and National Tours), The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent Regional: 5th Ave: Romy & Michele… , Old Globe: Red Velvet, Loves Labors Lost, Macbeth. The Public Theatre: Dry Powder, Barbecue, Venice. 2nd Stage: Smart People. MTC: Linda, Important Hats of the 20th Century, The Commons of Pensacola. Primary: Lives of the Saints, Poor Behavior, All in the Timing. New World Stages: Heathers. He Received the 2016 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design. JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Designer) Credits include: Pretty Woman (in development), Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, The Muny St. Louis (2015 - 2017 seasons). Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award recipient), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: The Secret, Tarzan, Das Wunder Von Bern, The Lion King (Shanghai) and (Singapore),

Regional: Hood, Born for This, Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Other credits include: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John has a gem of a daughter, Ruby. JOHN NARUN (Projection Designer) has theatre credits that include Born For This at the Arena Stage, The Secret Life of Edward Gorey at the Sheen Center, The Tallest Tree in the Forest and The Laramie Project at BAM, What I Did Last Summer at The Signature Theatre (NYC), Blueprints for Freedom at Kansas City Rep, The Darrell Hammond Project at The La Jolla Playhouse, Mughal-e-Azam at the NCPA in Mumbai, India, and The Radio City Christmas and Spring Spectaculars. His visuals have also shared the concert stage with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, and The Spice Girls. John’s work has appeared on television on “The Oprah Show”, and on ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, Fox, Discovery, E!, HGTV, and TV Guide. His projection design work has earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination, a Henry Hewes Design Award nomination, 2 Craig Noel Award nominations, and an NYIT Award nomination. His broadcast work earned him an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Title Design in 2002. DONALD LAWRENCE (Music Supervision) is one of the most influential figures in modern gospel music. Over the course of his career, he directed the Tri-City Singers, noted as one of the best choirs in the world. Donald trained in musical theater at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and started his career as the musical director for Stephanie Mills. He has since worked with many of music’s top names,



including The Clark Sisters, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and Lalah Hathaway, among others. Donald is also a GRAMMY® Award winning producer and has won over 20 Stellar Awards and one Dove Award. He has written six Billboard number one hits and has had 12 songs chart in the top 10. JARET LANDON (Music Director) is honored to serve as Music Director for the Los Angeles run of “Born For This.” He is a film composer, vocal arranger, and enjoys music directing for theater. Favorite theater credits include, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Chicago, IL), Black Odyssey (Denver CO.), and First Wives Club (PreBroadway.) Eternal thanks to Bebe, Charles, and Donald for this opportunity. Jaret dedicates this performance to his mom who has has given him wings to soar, as she’s courageously faces her battle with cancer. Love and Light to all! Social Media: @jaretlandon STEVE JAMAIL (Orchestrations & Arrangements) Steven’s original music and arrangements have been performed on Broadway and at New York City Center and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. TV work includes Rachel Ray’s 40th birthday special, Howard Stern’s 60th birthday show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Apprentice, The Rosie Show, 2014 Winter Olympics and NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center. He has conducted Broadway tribute concerts for Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah and Ian McKellan. His arrangement of “Fever” with Rosie O’Donnell and Bobby Pearce was heard on the final Oprah show. Steven music directs for O’Donnell, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Katie Rose Clarke, Rachelle Rak, Teal Wicks, Danielle Hope and Jeremy Abbott and is music supervisor for Rosie’s Theater Kids. Thanks to BeBe and Charles for this 12

incredible ride and Orfeh for always opening doors. BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS (Associate Choreographer) was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and raised in Teaneck, NJ. He trained at the Dance Theater of Harlem, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre and the William Esper Studio. Performance credits include Philidanco, Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, the tour of Vinette Carole’s Your Arms Too Short to Box with God; Donald Byrd/The Group; Earl Moseley’s Diversity of Dance; and The Color Purple first National Tour (Dance Captain). TV/ Film credits include Across the Universe, Lifted (a Fox Searchlight Film) and Boardwalk Empire. Additionally, he served as Missouri Site Director for Ailey Camp, a resident with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and choreographer for Motown the Musical and The First Noel. MARTIN DAMIEN WILKINS (Assistant Director) Regional: Father Comes Homes from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (Actor’s Express), Bootycandy and Stick Fly (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), Satchmo at the Waldorf (B Street Theatre). Other Credits: Assistant to director Charles RandolphWright for workshops of Motown: The Musical. A proud member of the inaugural class of National Directors Fellows. Upcoming: Co-directing Angels in America, Parts 1 & 2 (Actor’s Express). KURT HALL (Stage Manager) Favorite Arena Stage credits include All the Way, Sweat, Destiny of Desire, The Blood Quilt, Our War, The Shoplifters, Smokey Joe’s Café, Mother Courage and Her Children starring Kathleen Turner, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life, Good People, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins starring Kathleen Turner, The Normal Heart, Red, Ruined, every tongue confess starring Phylicia Rashad, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated

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Ladies, Looped starring Valerie Harper, Next to Normal starring Alice Ripley, Awake and Sing! and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia. Additional regional credits at the Kennedy Center, Roundabout Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Signature Theatre. Thanks to his family for all their support. AMBER DICKERSON (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: Motown the Musical. National Tour: Kinky Boots, Dreamgirls. Regional: Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Center Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage and Ogunquit Playhouse. Thanks to God, her family, Kurt and CRW for their love and support! MAXIMUM ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS (General Management) is a producing, developing and management company founded by Avram Freedberg, Mary Beth Dale and Eva Price; and is joined by Managing Director/General Manager Carl Flanigan. Select credits on Broadway, Off-Broadway and tours include Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway; Small Mouth Sounds; Carefree: Dancin’ With Fred & Ginger; Verso; The Lion; The Hip Hop Nutcracker; 50 Shades! The Musical; Ivy + Bean the Musical, VocaPeople, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short. STAFF FOR BORN FOR THIS: THE MUSICAL GENERAL MANAGEMENT MAXIMUM ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS Eva Price Carl Flanigan Andrew Hartman Danielle McGarry Avram Freedberg Mary Beth Dale COMPANY MANAGER John E. Gendron GENERAL PRESS REPRESENTATION DAVIDSON & CHOY PUBLICITY

Technical Supervisor....................... John Edkins Stage Manager..................................... Kurt Hall Assistant Director............ Martin Damien Wilkins Assistant Stage Manager.......... Amber Dickerson Associate Set Designer.................. Cate McCrea Associate Costume Designer.............Brian Mear Assistant Costume Designer...........April Andrew Assistant Lighting Designer...... Catherine Girardi Associate Sound Designer........... Kevin Kennedy Associate Projection Designer...Grant McDonald Lighting Programmer.................. Grant Wilcoxen Keyboard Programming..............Taylor Williams, ................................................... Randy Cohen Production Carpenter..... Matthew Lewandowski Wardrobe Supervisor.................... Emily Gothro Wardrobe Associate.....................Alice Hawfield Production Electrician............... Gustavo Valdes Master Electrician......................Amanda Lemon Sound Engineers...........................Hugo Gudino, ............................................... Matthew Koenig Projection Video Tech..... Quin Mark Cabalquinto Production Assistants.....................David Hicks, ...........................Kelly Merritt, Zachary Spound Props Shopper.......................Princella Baker Jr Comptroller............... Galbraith & Co, Liz Krane Payroll Service......................Checks & Balances

SPECIAL THANKS Toni Noble Darrel Miller & Fox Rothschild LLP City National Bank Karen Lee Damon Williams Shelly, Chase, Chandler & Ryan Quantasy Bishop Rouse & Gabriel Russell To my Clinton, Missouri family. I have no words. My love for you runs deep. – BeBe Winans. This LA run would not be possible without my St Louis church home Salem United Methodist Church. Your Love and Generosity will never be forgotten. Thank you for all that you do. – I Love You, BeBe Winans.



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