Nothing sends waves down the New York streets like a magical Broadway show—especially one that warrants praise and a standing ovation from the crowds. After its success in the West End and many other prominent stages, the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel The Kite Runner is on its way to Broadway.
Matthew Spangler, an award-winning playwright, adapted The Kite Runner for the stage with Giles Croft directing the production since its production in 2013. The play is scheduled for a limited run at the Hayes Theater from July 6 through October 30, with the opening night scheduled for July 21. The Broadway cast for The Kite Runner has yet to be announced.
Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is a story about the conflicts of war and its ultimate devastation to the people it affects. A tale about friendship and relationship between a father and his son, The Kite Runner follows two boys, Hassan and Amir enjoying their youth kite fighting in Afghanistan. However, unimaginable horror is inflicted onto the boys and thus circles to themes of betrayal and the possibility of redemption. With a story spanning 30 years of Afghanistan’s modern history, The Kite Runner is a memorable and powerful read.