The beloved book, The Kite Runner, is coming to Broadway! Based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini, here is everything we know about the new play.
Is The Kite Runner Broadway show like the book?
The original plot of The Kite Runner follows the life of Amir, a boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan of Kabul. When Amir and his father flee to America when he turns 18, Amir leaves behind a guilty past with his childhood best friend Hassan. As the guilt follows him throughout his life, he has the chance to redeem himself when he reaches adulthood and must return to now Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.
The Kite Runner exists within the historical backdrop of the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy, the departure of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban.
The Broadway play, initially performed in the West End, will follow the plot of the novel and share the story of “brothers, heartache and homeland.”
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Kite Runner Broadway cast and creative team
The play’s script, based on Khaled Hosseini, was written by playwright Matthew Spangler. Giles Croft will direct. The Blacklist’s Amir Arison will star as protagonist Amir while Eric Sirakian will make his Broadway debut as Hassan. Faran Tahir will be playing the part of Amir’s father Baba.
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The creative team includes scenic and costume design by Barney George, lighting design by Charles Balfour, Sound Design by Drew Baumohl, Projection design by William Simpson, music supervision by Jonathan Girling, and movement direction by Kitty Winter, among others.
When is The Kite Runner coming to Broadway?
The play has a limited engagement on Broadway running for only 17 weeks at the Hayes Theater. The show will have its first performance on July 6th and end on July 31st.
The Kite Runner tickets
Make sure to catch The Kite Runner on Broadway before it leaves! You can find tickets to The Kite Runner here.