Casting Complete and Creative Team Announced for THE KITE RUNNER on Broadway

Dan Meyer
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March 28, 2022 10:26 AM

The cast and creative team of The Kite Runner on Broadway is now complete. As previously announced, the show will begin performances July 6 at the Hayes Theater ahead of a July 21 opening night.

Joining Amir Arison as Amir and Faran Tahir as Baba, who were announced earlier this year, will be Demosthenes Chrysan, Danish Farooqui, Azita Ghanizada, Joe Joseph, Dea 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.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel and adapted by Matthew Spangler, the production comes to New York following a staging in London.  Giles Croft directs, with scenic and costume design by Barney George, lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound design by Drew Baumohl, projection design by William Simpson, and movement direction by Kitty Winter.

The Kite Runner also features an original score and music supervision by Jonathan Girling. Laura Stanczyk is the casting director, Humaira Ghilzai is the cultural advisor and script consultant, and Damian Sandys is associate director. The show is produced by Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland of Broadway & Beyond Theatricals, Jayne Baron Sherman, and in association with UK Productions Ltd. and Flying Entertainment Ltd/Kilimanjaro Group Ltd. Daryl Roth is the executive producer.  

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.

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