Christopher Hampton News

Date of Birth: January 26, 1946 (70)
Gender: Male
Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old VicOfficial: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESUp on the Marquee: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2016

The Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke, begins performances on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and will open on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). This is a 15-week only engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the marquee below! (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Sexy Cast of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Sexy Cast of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 14, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins Broadway performances on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and will open on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). This is a 15-week only engagement throughSunday, January 22, 2017. As previously announced, Janet McTeer will play 'La Marquise de Merteuil,' Liev Schreiber will play 'Le Vicomte de Valmont,' Birgitte Hjort Sorensen will play 'Madame de Tourvel' and Mary Beth Peil will play 'Madame de Rosemonde.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's About to Get Steamy... Meet the Company of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESPhoto Coverage: Broadway's About to Get Steamy... Meet the Company of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 13, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins Broadway performances on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and will open on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). This is a 15-week only engagement throughSunday, January 22, 2017.  As previously announced, Janet McTeer will play 'La Marquise de Merteuil,' Liev Schreiber will play 'Le Vicomte de Valmont,' Birgitte Hjort Sorensen will play 'Madame de Tourvel' and Mary Beth Peil will play 'Madame de Rosemonde.'  The company just met the press and you can check out photos from the big day below! (more...)

West End and Broadway Hit THE FATHER to Make South African Premiere at The FugardWest End and Broadway Hit THE FATHER to Make South African Premiere at The Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Tony- and Olivier Award-winning Broadway and West End hit, Florian Zeller's THE FATHER, translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, is set to have its South African premiere at The Fugard Studio Theatre. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBERSan Francisco Opera Presents DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, with a libretto by the composer and David Henry Hwang, in six performances from September 10-29, 2016. Commissioned by San Francisco Opera, the work is a co-production with the Hong Kong Arts Festival and will be performed March 17-18, 2017 at the Grand Theatre in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre as part of its 45th annual festival. Based on one of the quintessential works of world literature, Sheng and Hwang's opera explores the characters at the heart of Chinese author Cao Xueqin's 18th-century novel and communicates their story as a vivid musical and theatrical experience.  (more...)

Mayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare TrilogyMayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Today ambassadors, including The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and actors Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw, help the Donmar Warehouse celebrate the release of the first batch of YOUNG+FREE tickets, available to those aged 25 and under, for the all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

Gemma Arterton's SAINT JOAN at Donmar Warehouse To Be Broadcast LiveGemma Arterton's SAINT JOAN at Donmar Warehouse To Be Broadcast Live
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Josie Rourke's Donmar Production of Saint Joan, starring Gemma Arterton, is to be broadcast live in cinemas, in partnership with National Theatre Live - on Thursday 16 February 2017 (more...)

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for FallLES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse to Tackle Art & Friendship in ART This SeptemberSerenbe Playhouse to Tackle Art & Friendship in ART This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), will present the second show in its 2016 Intimate Indoors season, ART, by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2017 SeasonMelbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today revealed MTC's 2017 Season - a collection of works from around the world that celebrate the art of great, live storytelling.  (more...)

Philip Glass's Orange Mountain Music Launches on Apple MusicPhilip Glass's Orange Mountain Music Launches on Apple Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Orange Mountain Music and Philip Glass are proud to announce the availability of the Orange Mountain Music catalog exclusively on Apple Music. (more...)

American Sign Language Show ART Added to LookOut Series at Steppenwolf TheatreAmerican Sign Language Show ART Added to LookOut Series at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Elizabeth McGovern, Celia Imrie and Ben Miles Feature in 10th Anniversary HighTide FestivalElizabeth McGovern, Celia Imrie and Ben Miles Feature in 10th Anniversary HighTide Festival
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

HighTide Festival, internationally renowned for discovering some of the UK's best new playwrights and producing new plays, has today announced the full ancillary programme for the 2016 Festival (8-18 September) - its 10th anniversary. Spanning performance, music, visual arts, literature and talks, it also includes world premiere productions from new and established HighTide writers. For the full festival programme, visit www.hightide.org.uk (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical AdaptationsTop 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

VIDEO: Playwright Christopher Hampton Explains The Scandalous History of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESVIDEO: Playwright Christopher Hampton Explains The Scandalous History of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Michael Dale - Aug 16, 2016

Choderlos de Laclos was a career soldier looking for a way to alleviate his boredom, so he wrote a novel that became the scandal of France. (more...)

THE FATHER, Starring Artistic Director David Lamb, Heads to The Kavinoky TheatreTHE FATHER, Starring Artistic Director David Lamb, Heads to The Kavinoky Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Kavinoky Theatre has announced that Florian Zeller's THE FATHER will complete its 2016/2017 season. (more...)

VIDEO: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' Director Josie Rourke: Two Sharks In A Pool of InnocenceVIDEO: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' Director Josie Rourke: Two Sharks In A Pool of Innocence
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

Rourke's acclaimed production of Christopher Hampton's sardonic drama of sex and revenge comes to Broadway's Booth Theatrre. (more...)

Sneak Peek: Broadway's REBECCA Scandal Featured on CNBC's AMERICAN GREED TonightSneak Peek: Broadway's REBECCA Scandal Featured on CNBC's AMERICAN GREED Tonight
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2016

CNBC's shocking true crime series AMERICAN GREED will examine the controversial journey of the Broadway-bound musical REBECCA. The series focuses on people who will 'do anything for money.' (more...)

VIDEO: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' Janet McTeer On Destroying Ourselves For Love And SexVIDEO: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' Janet McTeer On Destroying Ourselves For Love And Sex
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

There's no soft-selling from Janet McTeer when she talks about her upcoming Broadway assignment. (more...)

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