The Kite Runner plays till Oct. 30, 2022 at Hayes Theater 

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Eric Sirakian and Amir Arison in The Kite Runnerat Broadway’s Hayes Theater. Opening night July 21, 2022. Credit Joan Marcus

The Kite Runner, a play based on the award-winning book of the same name, opened on Broadway July 21, at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) and runs through October 30.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel and adapted by Matthew Spangler, the production comes to New York from two successful seasons in London’s West End where it was called “a cultural phenomenon” by The Sunday Express and “an enthralling tale beautifully told” by The Daily Telegraph.

Leading the cast is Amir Arison as Amir and Faran Tahir as Baba. They will be joined by Mazin Akar, Barzin Akhavan, Demosthenes Chrysan, Azita Ghanizada, Danish Farooqui, Joe Joseph, Déa Julien, Dariush Kashani, Beejan Land, Amir Malaklou, Christine Mirzayan, Haris Pervaiz, Alex Purcell, Eric Sirakian, Houshang Touzie, and Evan Zes. Salar Nader plays the tabla, a percussion instrument.

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The Kite Runner is directed by Giles Croft and adapted by Matthew Spangler. The creative team is Barney George (Scenic and Costume Design), Charles Balfour (Lighting Design), Drew Baumohl (Sound Design), William Simpson (Projection Design), Jonathan Girling (Composer and Musical Supervisor), Kitty Winter (Movement Director), Laura Stanczyk (Casting Director), Humaira Ghilzai (Cultural Advisor & Script Consultant) and Damian Sandys (Associate Director).

Evan Zes, Eric Sirakian, Amir Arison in The Kite Runnerat Broadway’s Hayes Theater. Opening night July 21, 2022. Credit Joan Marcus

It is produced by Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland of Broadway & Beyond Theatricals, Jayne Baron Sherman, Hunter Arnold, and in association with UK Productions Ltd. and Flying Entertainment Ltd/Kilimanjaro Group Ltd. Daryl Roth is the Executive Producer.

FaranTahir, Beejan Land, Amir Arison, Danish Farooqui, Azita Ghanizada, Amir Malaklou, and Houshang Touziein The Kite Runnerat Broadway’s Hayes Theater. Opening night July 21, 2022. Credit Joan Marcus

Originally published in 2003, The Kite Runner became a bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages. Now this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production.

One of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed novels of our time, The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents, that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

The Kite Runner was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

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