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Jason Robert Brown and More Team with Broadway Inspirational Voices for 'Songs in the Key of Me' Outreach Program

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) is bringing its Outreach Program to Ronald McDonald House NY, with Jeanine Tesori, Jason Robert Brown and more.

As part of its ongoing mission to change lives through the power of music and service, BIV's Outreach Program, "Songs in the Key of Me", matches BIV members with youth and families in need. The teams craft a personal song over the course of several weeks, culminating in a performance by the children, by BIV members and by others within the Broadway community.

Now in its sixth year, "Songs in the Key of Me" will match songwriters and a pediatric cancer patient and their family. The composer/lyricists for the September program are: Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), Jason Robert Brown (Bridges of Madison County), Griffin Matthews & Matt Gould (Invisible Thread) Amanda Yesnowitz (Somewhere in Time) & Barbara Anselmi (It Shoulda Been You), and BIV Member Tasha Michelle.

The program, coordinated by BIV Outreach Director Danielle Kamillah Thomas and RMDH Hospital Outreach Program Associate Jennifer Ricca, will be presented on Tuesday, September 20th.

Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. For more information on Ronald McDonald House, please click here.

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) was founded by Tony-nominated Michael McElroy in 1994 as the Broadway Gospel Choir. In 1999 BIV reincarnated to its current name. In 2010 BIV became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission consists of providing? HOPE? to ?INSPIRE? and TRANSFORM? youth in need through music and The Arts. In addition to performing numerous concerts, the Grammy-nominated choir (for their first album "Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas" on Sh-K-Boom Records) has performed with award-winning artists including Elton John, STING, Mariah Carey, Jason Mraz, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vanessa Williams, Heather Headley, and Billy Porter. Additionally, BIV has been featured on "This Week" with John Oliver, "Late Night" with David Letterman, The Miss America Pageant, multiple Tony Awards Telecasts, NBC's hit show "SMASH", "America's Got Talent", and "The Rosie O'Donnell Christmas Special" and has played venues like Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, and Constitution Hall. The Broadway Inspirational Voices are thrilled to release their second album, "Great Joy II: Around the World" this fall. Their new web series, "Broadway: Our Way" was launched on YouTube August 1st, 2016. For information on their November concert - and for ways to DONATE - go to BIVoices.org. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at handle @BIVoices.

Pictured: Jason Robert Brown, Ronald McDonald House Program participant and parent. Photo by Jake Nathanson.


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