ArtsEmerson presents THE NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE OF
Born For This
A New Musical
COMING TO BOSTON THIS SUMMER FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT,
JUNE 15 – JULY 15 AT THE EMERSON CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE
ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BEBE WINANS
BOOK BY CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT AND BEBE WINANS
DIRECTED BY CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT
** SINGLE TICKETS GO ON SALE SUNDAY, MARCH 25 **
ArtsEmerson is honored to announce that Born for This – A New Musical will take the stage this summer for a limited engagement, June 15 – July 15 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Downtown Boston. From six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Bebe Winans and director Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown the Musical), Born For This celebrates the incredible true story of Bebe Winans – a young man who follows his heart and finds his destiny.
Detroit teenagers Bebe and Cece Winans experience the ultimate in culture shock when they leave the comfort and safety of their family (the already-famous Winans musical dynasty) to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise The Lord Network in Pineville, North Carolina. Jim and Tammy become an unlikely surrogate family as the siblings rapidly become the hottest stars in televangelical America. Eventually crossing over to mainstream fame, Bebe must learn to reconcile the temptations of stardom and fortune with the things he ultimately values more.
Born For This brings the legendary artist’s story to life with acclaimed new music and lyrics by Bebe Winans that will have audiences on their feet. A wildly funny yet deeply emotional journey toward self-discovery, Born For This is the family-friendly and universal story for anyone who has ever yearned for something – for anyone who is looking to find their purpose in life.
Starting at just $18, tickets for Born For This will go on sale Sunday, March 25, and are available online at www.ArtsEmerson.org, by phone at 617.824.8400, or in person at the ArtsEmerson Box Office (located at the Emerson Paramount Center, 559 Washington St, Downtown Boston). Student, senior and group discounts are also available. Born For This may also be purchased as part of an ArtsEmerson Season Package, featuring prices as low as $61 to see three shows.
“We are beyond thrilled to be continuing ArtsEmerson’s relationship with this remarkably inspirational work,” said David Howse, Executive Director of ArtsEmerson. “Our commitment to this piece began in 2013, when we provided Bebe Winans and Charles Randolph-Wright with space for two workshops of what was then a brand new idea for a Broadway musical.”
David Dower, Artistic Director of ArtsEmerson, remembers the performance that concluded that second workshop in 2014. “We invited many of our community partners to get a glimpse of what we had been up to, and the music and story just swept them away. At the end of the presentation, the whole group just turned toward me, demanding that we get this show back to Boston as soon as possible. That response was wonderful and unambiguous. I loved it. And now we’re finally here. I’m looking forward to being in the Cutler Majestic to see our audiences light up in the same way.”
Who: ArtsEmerson presents
What: Born For This – A New Musical
Where: Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street, Downtown Boston, MA 02116
When: Previews – June 15-21, 2018
Regular Performances – June 22-July 15, 2018
Schedule: Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:30pm (Exception: No performance on Wed., July 4.)
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm
Sundays 6/17 & 6/24 at 3pm
Sundays 7/1, 7/8 & 7/15 at 2pm & 7pm
Prices: Previews: $18-$65
Regular Performances: $20-$80
Prices subject to change.
Student, senior and group discounts are also available.
Available with ArtsEmerson Season Package; 3-show package starts at $61
Tickets: Online – www.ArtsEmerson.org
Phone – 617-840-8400
In Person – ArtsEmerson Box Office, located at the Emerson Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Downtown Boston, MA 02111 – open Tue-Sat 10am-6pm.
Please note: The Emerson Cutler Majestic Box Office is not open for advance sales; it opens 2 hours before any scheduled performance time.