The Kite Runner, Matthew Spangler's stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel, will go on a tour of North America in 2024. Additionally, Dramatic Publishing has acquired the work for licensing.
The current Broadway production, which transferred from the U.K. for a run at the Hayes Theater, will complete its limited engagement October 30. Previews began on Broadway July 6 ahead of the show's July 21 opening night.
Details for the tour such as stops, casting, and more will be announced at a later date.
The story follows Amir, a young boy living in Kabul, Afghanistan who finds ways of escaping the terrible events unfolding around him, as he grows into adulthood—and must face his past as he searches for atonement in an exploration of father-son relationships and friendships.
Amir Arison (The Blacklist) and Faran Tahir (Othello) lead the cast as as Amir and Baba, respectively. Also starring are Mazin Akar, Barzin Akhavan, Demosthenes Chrysan, Azita Ghanizada, Danish Farooqui, Joe Joseph, Déa Julien, Beejan Land, Amir Malaklou, Christine Mirzayan, Haris Pervaiz, Alex Purcell, Eric Sirakian, Houshang Touzie, and Evan Zes. Percussionist Salar Nader plays the tabla.
Rounding out the company are Christine Mirzayan in the ensemble and Salar Nader playing the tabla, a percussion instrument. Understudies include Demosthenes Chrysan for Baba, Taheri, and Ali, Joe Joseph for Assef, Kamal/Zaman, and Wali/Doctor, Dea Julien for Hassan/Sohrab, Christine Mirzayan for Soraya, Haris Pervaiz for General, and Alex Purcell for Amir.
The production arrived on Broadway following its premiere in the U.K., including two runs in London’s West End. Giles Croft directs, having previously directed the production in the U.K., and is joined on the creative team by scenic and costume designer Barney George, lighting designer Charles Balfour, sound designer Drew Baumohl, projection designer William Simpson, composer and musical supervisor Jonathan Girling, movement director Kitty Winter, casting director Laura Stanczyk, cultural advisor and script consultant Humaira Ghilzai, and associate director Damian Sandys.
The work is produced by Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner, and Tracey McFarland of Broadway & Beyond Theatricals; and Jayne Baron Sherman, in association with UK Productions Ltd. and Flying Entertainment Ltd/Kilimanjaro Group Ltd. Daryl Roth serves as executive producer.
Check out production photos of The Kite Runner on Broadway below.