Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham and Chris Mann to Headline 5th Annual BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Theatres

Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham and Chris Mann to Headline 5th Annual BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford TheatresChris Isaacson Presents and the City of Los Angeles have announced the fifth annual Broadway Under the Stars event, a one-night-only concert starring (in alphabetical order) Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham, and Chris Mann, with additional performers still to be announced.

Hosted by RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Trixie Mattel and directed by Kay Cole, the curtain will rise at 8pm on Saturday, October 7, at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood.

Broadway Under the Stars is a fresh musical revue featuring songs from many of the most beloved musicals of our time, as well as new favorites from the 2016-17 Broadway season including Dear Evan Hansen, Come from Away, Anastasia, Sunset Boulevard, and more.

The fifth annual Broadway Under the Stars event is set for one performance only at Ford Theatres on Saturday, October 7, at 8pm. All seats are reserved and ticket prices start at $44. Tickets are available online at or or by phone at (323) 461-3673. To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, go to


Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after performers on The New York jazz and cabaret scene. She recently completed a 10-month run at Birdland Jazz Club and is now touring the US and Europe. Her shows Speak Easy, Shades of Blue, and You Don't Own Me received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times (UK). She was featured in Michael Feinstein's 'Great American Songbook' Series at Jazz @ Lincoln Center as well as in his Evening of Gershwin with the Palm Beach Pops Orchestra. Bufford is the recipient of Nightlife, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld Awards for Outstanding Vocalist. Her debut album "All By Myself" is now available.

David Burnham was last seen on Broadway in Wicked playing Fiyero. He is an original Broadway cast member of The Light in the Piazza and received the prestigious Helen Hayes Award and a Garland Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Fabrizio in the national tour of the show. Burnham first garnered critical acclaim when he replaced Donny Osmond in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He also toured in Jesus Christ Superstar and starred Off-Broadway in The Best is Yet to Come - The Music of Cy Coleman. He provides the voice of the Prince in the animated feature The King And I, and can also be heard on the soundtracks of Gepetto, Home on the Range, and South Park. Burnham performs with symphonies all over the country and his solo concert has been seen in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has recorded two solo albums and most recently starred in Showstoppers in Las Vegas.

Chris Mann starred on the second season of NBC-TV's The Voice and in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera. His studio work has been featured in the films Avatar, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Letters to Juliet, Tangled, Sex and the City 2, The Smurfs, 2012, and The Philanthropist. He made his LA concert debut earlier this year at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood and performed signature tunes from his recent chart-topping albums as well as fan favorites from the Great White Way Mann has recorded music with Heather Headley, performed with Katharine McPhee, and toured with India.Arie and Idina Menzel.

For host Trixie Mattel, life in plastic isn't always fantastic! Don't believe it? Buckle up as the RuPaul's Drag Race favorite spins the last straw into comedy gold with her razor-sharp wit and unmatched style. Trixie's point of view breaks the mold! The Viceland TV Channel has just announced that beginning November 1, Trixie and Katya Zamolodchikova (also from RuPaul's Drag Race) will be hosting their own show, a hilarious hybrid of late-night, daytime, and advice shows. From the mundane to the once-in-a-lifetime, Trixie's point of view breaks the mold. She is also set to perform during the evening at the Ford.

Kay Cole has directed and choreographed countless shows on both coasts and internationally, including I Only Have Eyes for You, The Dining Room, No Strings, Bark!, The World Goes 'Round, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, A Chorus Line, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, Cabaret, The Bakers Wife, South Pacific, and Triumph of Love. Other credits include Under One Umbrella, 110 in the Shade, and Do I Hear a Waltz? (Pasadena Playhouse); The Sound of Music, Mame, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, and Camelot (Hollywood Bowl); and many more.

Chris Isaacson Presents has created, produced, and promoted over 600 events since the company's founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres CIP has presented some of the most influential stars of this generation including Adam Lambert, Lea Michele, Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Holliday, Molly Ringwald, Megan Hilty, Erich Bergen, Andy Grammer, Natasha Bedingfield, Taylor Dayne, and Grammy Award-winners Paula Cole, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, and more. CIP's concerts have been featured on Access Hollywood, Extra, KABC's On the Red Carpet, KTLA Morning News, and in the Los Angeles Times and New York Post. Upcoming CIP events include Jake Simpson (September 28); Carole J. Bufford (October 5 & 9), Richard Shelton (October 12), Tony Award-winner Sam Harris (October 13 & 14), Thelma Houston (October 15), British singer/songwriter Rumer (October 25), Spencer Day (November 11) and Joey Arias (November 14 & 15). More at

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