Christopher Hampton News

Date of Birth: January 26, 1946 (71)
Gender: Male
VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Return to 'Norma Desmond' on LATE SHOWVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Return to 'Norma Desmond' on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Glenn Close, star of SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway, shared a framed letter she received from her idol, Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-BroadwayLucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two productions as part ofManhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley and Whoopi Goldberg Stop by SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley and Whoopi Goldberg Stop by SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 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. Directed by Lonny Price, this production of Sunset Boulevard features a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue), the biggest on Broadway in more than 80 years. Fellow stage stars Betty Buckley and Whoopi Goldberg recently visited with the company backstage - scroll down for photos! (more...)

Theatre Three Announces 2017-18 Season; First Season Curated by New Artistic Director Jeffrey SchmidtTheatre Three Announces 2017-18 Season; First Season Curated by New Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Newly-appointed Theatre Three Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt has announced the 2017-18 season for productions on the Norma Young Arena Stage. Theatre Three, Dallas's fifty-six year-old theatre-in-the-round, is located in the Quadrangle in the heart of uptown at 2800 Routh Street, Ste #168, Dallas, TX 75201. (more...)

Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 SeasonEve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Reprising Role of Norma Desmond in Broadway's SUNSET BOULEVARDVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Reprising Role of Norma Desmond in Broadway's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Glenn Close chatted about her costume collection which she plans to donate to Indiana University. Later, the actress talks about reprising her role as Norma Desmond in the Broadway revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

North Coast Rep Announces Season 36North Coast Rep Announces Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present its 36th Season. North Coast Repertory Theatre a non-profit professional theatre company, has evolved into one of the area's leading performing arts organizations, recognized for the quality of its work and its commitment to excellence. (more...)

Digital Lottery Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARDDigital Lottery Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner and The Nederlander Organization announced today the launch of an online ticket lottery for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Sunset Boulevard. The Sunset Boulevard Digital Lottery will open daily at 8 am EST (8 pm EST the evening prior for matinee performances), beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2017, for entrants to win a limited number of $55 same day tickets to that day's performance(s). See below for rules and regulations. The Sunset Boulevard digital lottery is powered by Broadway Direct. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company RecordMenier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company Record
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory received nine nominations for this year's Olivier Awards - a record for the company. The awards are across four productions - Travesties, currently running at the Apollo Theatre; Funny Girl, currently on an extensive tour of UK and Ireland; Florian Zeller's The Truth in a version by Christopher Hampton, and David Baddiel - My Family Not the Sitcom, which returns to the West End for a second run later this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: PLASTIC to Open at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio Next MonthPhoto Flash: PLASTIC to Open at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Production images have today been released for Marius von Mayenburg's Plastic which will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until Saturday 25 March, and BroadwayWorld brings them to you below! (more...)

Award-winning Comedy ART to be Staged in an Art GalleryAward-winning Comedy ART to be Staged in an Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Pegasus Theatre Project, the professional resident theatre company of the West Windsor Arts Council, will present Yasmina Reza's award-winning comedy 'ART' March 31-April 9 at the West Windsor Arts Center.   (more...)


by David Fick - Feb 27, 2017

The kykNET Fiestas were presented at an ebullient ceremony at the Artscape Theatre Center on Thursday night. Broadcast live on kykNET, the evening was a suitably extravagant affair that honoured the best in Afrikaans theatre, classical music and visual arts. David Fick counts down his top ten highlights of the event. (more...)

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...)

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