Amir Arison and Faran Tahir
(Photos provided by Boneau/Bryan Brown)

The cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel The kite runner. The show, adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler, will have a limited run at the Hayes Theater from July 6 to October 30 with an opening night set for July 21. Giles Croft, who has directed productions of the play since 2013, will direct the Broadway production.

Leading the cast are Amir Arison as Amir and Faran Tahir as Baba. They will be joined by Demosthenes Chrysan as u/s Baba/Taheri/Ali, Danish Farooqui as Wali/Doctor, Azita Ghanizada as Soraya, Joe Joseph as Russian Merchant/Soldier, u/s Assef, Kamal/Zaman, Wali/Doctor, Dea Julien as u/s Hassan/Sohrab, Dariush Kashani as Rahim Kahan, Beejan Land as Kamal/Zaman, Amir Malaklou as Assef, Christine Mirzayan as Ensemble, u/s Soraya, Haris Pervaiz as u /s General, Alex Purcell as u /s Amir, Eric Sirakian as Hassan/Sohrab, Houshang Touzie as General Taheri and Evan Zes as Ali/Farid. Salar Nader plays the tabla, a percussion instrument.

The kite runner is a haunting story of friendship across cultures and continents, following one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the brink of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the sky is filled with the excitement and joy of a kite tournament. But none of the boys can foresee the terrible incident that will shatter their lives forever.

The kite runnerThe creative team of includes Barney George (stage and costume design), Charles Balfour (lighting design), Drew Baumohl (sound design), William Simpson (projection design), Jonathan Girling (composer and music supervisor) , Kitty Winter (Movement Director), Laura Stanczyk (Casting Director), Humaira Ghilzai (Cultural Advisor and Script Consultant), and Damian Sandys (Associate Director).

The kite runner was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.