It has been confirmed that Matthew Spangler’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel will play for a limited season at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street) this summer.
Following two seasons in the West End, it has been confirmed that Giles Croft’s acclaimed production of The Kite Runner will play for a limited run on Broadway, with performances beginning at the Helen Hayes Theatre on the 6th July and performing until the 30th October.
While casting has yet to be announced, the New York run is being produced by Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland of Broadway & Beyond Theatricals and Jayne Baron Sherman in association with UK Productions Ltd and Flying Entertainment Ltd/Kilimanjaro Ltd. Daryl Roth is the Executive Producer.
The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents, that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.
Khaled Hosseini’s novel was originally published in 2003 and became a best seller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages.
This stage adaptation was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.