Christopher Hampton News

Date of Birth: January 26, 1946 (71)
Gender: Male
BWW Previews: THE FATHER  at NCPA, MumbaiBWW Previews: THE FATHER at NCPA, Mumbai
by Zofeen Maqsood - Aug 23, 2017

An ambitious project titled The Father, with veterans such as Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah playing the lead will be shown for over a month in Mumbai (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Movie Musical Starring Glenn Close Eyeing January Start?SUNSET BOULEVARD Movie Musical Starring Glenn Close Eyeing January Start?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Norma is one step closer to her silver screen return! TheWrap reports that a new movie musical version of SUNSET BOULEVARD is eyeing a January 2018 start at Paramount. (more...)

THE QUEEN Director Stephen Frears to Reccive Jaeger-Lecoultre Award at Venice Film FestivalTHE QUEEN Director Stephen Frears to Reccive Jaeger-Lecoultre Award at Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

La Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the great English director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Men with History in the Justice System to Stage 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT at MTCMen with History in the Justice System to Stage 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original piece, 5 Minutes to Midnight, this Friday, August 18 at 7:00PM, and Saturday, August 19 at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at MTC - Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek Inside Rehearsal for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at the Alliance TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek Inside Rehearsal for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at the Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of Shakespeare in Love, based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Georgia Shakespeare co-founder and Artistic Director Richard Garner is directing this love letter to William Shakespeare in his company's former home at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center while the Alliance Theatre undergoes a complete renovation. Performances are August 30 - September 24, 2017.  Opening night is Wednesday, September 6. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LIFE X 3 at Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LIFE X 3 at Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) dishes out Sancerre and Cheez-Its as the starter to its 2017-18 season, with the gritty comedy, Life X 3, by Yasmina Reza. DDTCo. Executive Director, Trevor B. Cone, is at the helm of the witty and acerbic play, which presents three versions of the same story, and runs for three weeks at MATCH. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall BenefitManhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Legendary Career of Hal Prince Hits the Great White Way Tomorrow in PRINCE OF BROADWAYLegendary Career of Hal Prince Hits the Great White Way Tomorrow in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Cesear's Forum to Present Yasmina Reza's LIFE X 3Cesear's Forum to Present Yasmina Reza's LIFE X 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

A theatrical triptych, LIFE x 3 offers three variations on the same event: a dinner party gone awry. Unforeseen circumstances combine with unexpected comic and not so comic responses. The repetition and changes in each episode reflect on individual personality with consequential choices inevitable in life decision-making. (more...)

I AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up FestivalI AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents the world premiere of I Am Antigone, September 8th through September 16th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue). (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIEMenier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Samantha Bond will play Alice in Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

DAN CODY'S YACHT to Make World Premiere at MTC This SpringDAN CODY'S YACHT to Make World Premiere at MTC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced it will produce the world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Doug Hughes, as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. Dan Cody's Yacht will begin previews May 15, 2018 ahead of a June 6, 2018 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTCSherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces the English Language World Premiere of Florian Zeller's THE LIEMenier Chocolate Factory Announces the English Language World Premiere of Florian Zeller's THE LIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

With The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical currently running at the theatre and Funny Girl on tour nationwide, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the English language world premiere of Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTJeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents THE FATHERSydney Theatre Company Presents THE FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Father by French playwright Florian Zeller receives its Australian premiere at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) from 19 August to 21 October. (more...)

Casting Announced for SHAKESPEARE IN  LOVE at Alliance TheatreCasting Announced for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team behind its upcoming regional premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.  (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Moonlight Stage Productions continues its 37th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterful homage to the golden age of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Aug. 16 - Sept. 2, at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Capturing Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the show is based on Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film noir which featured such highly quoted lines as "I am big. It's the pictures that got small" and "I'm ready for my close up." Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Sale: 25% Off Tickets For THE MENTOR, Starring F Murray AbrahamSale: 25% Off Tickets For THE MENTOR, Starring F Murray Abraham
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Following a hit run in Bath, The Mentor is now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End, starring Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, Daniel Weyman, Naomi Frederick and Jonathan Cullen. Book tickets here from £25! (more...)

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