It will lift your heart – right out of your seat.
Two years on The New York Times BEST SELLER LIST. A SMASH HIT on the West End.
Now, the universal story of heart and home ARRIVES ON BROADWAY. One of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed novels of our time arrives this July to make your spirit soar. This deeply personal and profoundly moving play — a tale of brothers, heartache and homeland — speaks to audiences from a place we can all relate to. A place of family, longing and belonging. Wherever you’re from, THE KITE RUNNER will take you on a journey you will never forget.
July 6th, 2022
October 30th, 2022
426 reviews on Show-Score
By: Matthew Spangler, adapted from the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Songs by: Jonathan Girling
Director: Giles Croft
Cast list: Amir Arison (as Amir), Faran Tahir (as Baba), Amir Malaklou (as Assef), Azita Ghanizada (as Soraya), Dariush Kashani (as Rahim Khan), Houshang Touzie (as General Taheri), Eric Sirakian (as Hassan/Sohrab), Danish Farooqui (as Wali/Doctor), Joe Joseph (as Merchant/Russian Soldier), Beejan Land (as Kamal/Zaman), Evan Zes (as Ali/Farid), Christine Mirzayan, Demosthenes Chrysan, Dea Julien, Haris Pervaiz, Alex Purcell, Salar Nader
Design: Barney George
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Costume: Barney George
Sound: Drew Baumohl
Other info: Percussion performed by Salar Nader, projection design by William Simpson, music supervision by Jonathan Girling, movement direction by Kitty Winter
Wheelchair and elevator access
After playing in California and in London, Matthew Spangler's stage adaptation of The Kite Runner premieres on the Broadway stage in summer 2022. Get The Kite Runner tickets on TodayTix.
Based on Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel, The Kite Runner is a play that begins with two childhood friends in Afghanistan: Amir, a Pashtun Afghan, and Hassan, a Hazara Afghan. Despite their different races, the two boys grow close through their shared love of kite-flying, and they find comfort and brotherhood in each other as their country teeters on the brink of conflict around them. They are happy, though, to have one worry-free day competing in a kite-flying tournament. However, a horrific event occurs that day and tears apart their friendship.
Years later, an adult Amir has moved out of Afghanistan, which has since erupted into full-on war, to the U.S. He and Hassan have not talked in years. But he learns of an opportunity to make amends, which requires him to make a dangerous trip back to his homeland.
The premiere of The Kite Runner on Broadway was preceded by a world premiere in San Jose, California in 2009 and two runs in London's West End in 2016 and 2017. Director Giles Croft helmed every one, and he returns once more to direct the Broadway production.
High-flying stagecraft and heartbreaking performances combine in The Kite Runner on Broadway. Get tickets to The Kite Runner in New York on TodayTix now.
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