Interested in seeing Broadway's The Kite Runner? See a compilation of clips from the new show in the video above. The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel began previews July 6 at the Hayes Theater, and will officially open July 21 for a run through October 30.
Adapted by Matthew Spangler, The Kite Runner follows Amir from a young boy living in Kabul, Afghanistan to adulthood, as he confronts his past and searches for redemption. Leading the cast is Amir Arison (NBC's The Blacklist) as Amir and Faran Tahir as Baba.
They are 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.
The production comes to New York after premiering 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.