Christopher Hampton News

Date of Birth: January 26, 1946 (71)
Gender: Male
MAMMA MIA!, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Set for Arkansas Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonMAMMA MIA!, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Set for Arkansas Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Rosenthal Will Star in THE PHILANTHROPIST at Trafalgar StudiosMatt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Rosenthal Will Star in THE PHILANTHROPIST at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Simon Callow directs a new production of Oscar winner Christopher Hampton's most celebrated play, The Philanthropist, at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Rosenthal. (more...)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Announces Workshops Led By Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori ParksThe Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Announces Workshops Led By Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting announces its 2017 live online workshop programme, and for the first time offers three international workshops from Australia, India and New York. These free workshops, led by celebrated writers including Suzan-Lori Parks, are freely available online and offer budding playwrights, and potential prize winners, the chance to develop their craft with the advice of these leading professionals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lakewood Theatre Co to Present Comedy Without Manners GOD OF CARNAGEPhoto Flash: Lakewood Theatre Co to Present Comedy Without Manners GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

'Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse... much worse.' Lakewood Theatre Company presents the modern French dramedy God of Carnage, directed by Antonio Sonera, as the penultimate show of the 2016-17 season beginning March 3, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Pinteresque THE MOTHER an Utterly Arresting Ordeal on The Fugard Studio StageBWW Review: Pinteresque THE MOTHER an Utterly Arresting Ordeal on The Fugard Studio Stage
by David Fick - Feb 12, 2017

Following the South African premiere of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER last year, the same playwright's companion piece, THE MOTHER, made its bow last week at The Fugard Studio. David Fick reviews. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norma's Back! Inside SUNSET BOULEVARD's Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Norma's Back! Inside SUNSET BOULEVARD's Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See the stars take their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close stars in the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Gets the Inside Scoop on Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDRed Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Gets the Inside Scoop on Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. (more...)

Review Roundup: Glenn Close Returns to SUNSET BOULEVARD- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Glenn Close Returns to SUNSET BOULEVARD- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995.  (more...)

BWW Review: Glenn Close Is  Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARDBWW Review: Glenn Close Is Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2017

With all due respect to the world class singers and dancers who trod Broadway's boards every season, watching Glenn Close completely enthrall and mesmerize an audience with her two dramatic solos in the new concert revival of Sunset Boulevard is a reminder that musical theatre is at its most thrilling when musical moments are enhanced by incisive acting. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Stars of SUNSET BOULEVARD Are Ready for Their Close Up in All-New Production ShotsPhoto Flash: The Stars of SUNSET BOULEVARD Are Ready for Their Close Up in All-New Production Shots
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See all the brand new photos from the production below! (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Glenn Close Extends Ticket Sales Through JuneSUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Glenn Close Extends Ticket Sales Through June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The intensely buzzed about upcoming Broadway run of SUNSET BOULEVARD starring  Glenn Close was originally planned as a limited run through May 28th; however, ticket sales are now open through June. (more...)

Three Plays by the Bard and More Slated for Shakespeare & Company's 2017 SeasonThree Plays by the Bard and More Slated for Shakespeare & Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Shakespeare & Company announces its lineup for the 2017 summer season, which includes three Shakespeare plays: Cymbeline, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; plus two Edith Wharton comedies, Roman Fever and the newly adapted The Fullness of Life. Additional titles include the Obie Award winning 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog; New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Recipient, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage; and Tony Award Winner, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SUNSET BOULEVARD Returns!Up on the Marquee: SUNSET BOULEVARD Returns!
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close and company are in previews for the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.) (more...)

Silent Screen Star Hits the Road in SUNSET BOULEVARD; UK Tour Dates Announced!Silent Screen Star Hits the Road in SUNSET BOULEVARD; UK Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian will present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Starring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and directed by Nikolai Foster, SUNSET BOULEVARD will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September), before touring the UK and Ireland. See the tour schedule below, with more dates to be announced soon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for THE TEMPLE BOMBING World Premiere at Alliance TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for THE TEMPLE BOMBING World Premiere at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Atlanta's Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere The Temple Bombing, written and directed by Jimmy Maize. A new play about the event that rocked Atlanta from Peachtree Street to Auburn Avenue, The Temple Bombing recounts the 1958 attack on The Temple, Atlanta's oldest synagogue, which bolstered local and national support for dramatic social change. The Temple Bombing will have its world premiere on the Alliance Stage from February 22 - March 12, 2017. Opening night is March 1, 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Tron Theatre to Present Tense Couples' Drama GOD OF CARNAGETron Theatre to Present Tense Couples' Drama GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

This March Tron Theatre Company is delighted to present Yasmina Reza's modern classic God Of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

In celebration of his 80th birthday year, esteemed American composer Philip Glass has been appointed to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2017–2018 season. The yearlong residency will present performances that feature both Glass classics and premieres: American Composers Orchestra dedicates a program to composers inspired by Glass; the Philip Glass Ensemble and the San Francisco Girls Chorus perform his groundbreaking but rarely performed masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts, as part of the citywide festival The '60s: The Years that Changed America; notable premieres include a string quartet for the JACK Quartet and arrangements by composer Nico Muhly of lesser-known Glass songs—both Carnegie Hall commissions; additionally, the Louisiana Philharmonic andPacific Symphony both make their Carnegie Hall debuts in programs selected, in part, by Glass in response to invitations extended to U.S. orchestras to submit programs that place important works by the composer in illuminating contexts. Full details on the residency may be found athttp://www.carnegiehall.org/glass/. (more...)

Philip Glass to Hold Richard & Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie HallPhilip Glass to Hold Richard & Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

In celebration of his 80th birthday year, esteemed American composer Philip Glass has been appointed to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2017–2018 season. (more...)

VIDEO: SUNSET BOULEVARD's Glenn Close Shares 'Story Is As Relevant As Ever'VIDEO: SUNSET BOULEVARD's Glenn Close Shares 'Story Is As Relevant As Ever'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Glenn Close stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC and tells Matt Lauer, 'the story of Norma Desmond is as relevant as ever.' (more...)

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