Jun23 THRU Jul 15
ArtsEmerson stages this musical about BeBe Winans and his sister CeCe, young gospel singers who joined Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s televangelist network in North Carolina before their rise to mainstream fame. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.
In some ways, Born for This: A New Musical was born at Emerson. The play had two workshops at Emerson before debuting elsewhere, but ArtsEmerson now stages the New England premiere of this production about two young musical sensations who join the first family of televangelism. Based on the story of Grammy-winning gospel and R&B vocalist BeBe Winans and his sister, Cece, this musical follows his climb to mainstream success as he learns to balance the lure of fame and fortune with his purpose in life. Follow your heart when this story of family and forgiveness graces the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15 to July 15. / Nathan Tavares
Photo: Ben Gibbs
Jun27 THRU Aug 12
- Starting at $36
You’ll flip over this scenic show.
Step right up and see the light when Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia swings into the Big Top at Suffolk Downs this summer. After a decade living and traveling in Mexico, writer and director Daniele Finzi Pasca penned the spectacle—in collaboration with Brigitte Poupart—to bring audiences on a vibrant journey through the country. Each of the 11 numbers is inspired by a different region or period in Mexican history, as 44 artists perform on sets built around the themes of light (“luz” in Spanish) and rain (“lluvia”) —including a massive downpour producing different shapes and patterns. Run away to the circus when Luzia comes to Suffolk Downs from June 27 to Aug. 12. / Julia Aparicio
Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia lands at the Big Top at Suffolk Downs from June 27 to Aug. 12. (617-568-3216) cirquedusoleil.com. See website for complete details.
Photo Credit: Matt Beard
Aug14 THRU Aug 26
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