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Photos: THE KITE RUNNER Company Celebrates Opening Night

The Kite Runner is playing on Broadway at the Hayes Theatre.

The Kite Runner is officially open on Broadway! Based on Khaled Hosseini's internationally best-selling novel and adapted by Matthew Spangler, the production comes to New York from two successful seasons in London's West End and will run through October 30 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the post-show festivities below!

Leading the cast is Amir Arison 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 Kite Runner is directed by Giles Croft and adapted by Matthew Spangler. The creative team is Barney George (Scenic and Costume Design), Charles Balfour (Lighting Design), Drew Baumohl (Sound Design), William Simpson (Projection Design), Jonathan Girling (Composer and Musical Supervisor), Kitty Winter (Movement Director), Laura Stanczyk (Casting Director), Humaira Ghilzai (Cultural Advisor and Script Consultant) and Damian Sandys (Associate Director).

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

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(L-R) Back Row: Director Giles Croft , Haris Pervaiz, Mazin Akar and Salar Nader (L-R) Middle Row: Eric Sirakian , Beejan Land, Associate Director Damian Sandys, Faran Tahir, Azita Ghanizada, Houshang Touzie, Amir Arison, Joe Joseph and Cultural Consultant Humaira Ghilzai (L-R) Front Row: Dea Julien. Danish Farooqui, Evan Zes, Alex Purcell, Christine Mirzayan, Amir Malaklou and Dariush Kashani

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Azita Ghanizada

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Beejan Land

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Faran Tahir

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Dariush Kashani

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Lillian LaSalle and Amir Arison

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Salar Nader

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Joe Joseph

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Amir Malaklou

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Eric Sirakian

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Danish Farooqui

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Demosthenes Chrysan

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Barzin Akhavan

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Alex Purcell, Mazin Akar and Haris Pervaiz

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Mazin Akar

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Alex Purcell

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Beejan Land and Laverne Cox

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Joclyn DeFreece, Beejan Land and Laverne Cox

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William Jackson Harper and Azita Ghanizada

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Salar Nader and his wife

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Alyssa May Gold and Dea Julien

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Tara Touzie, Houshang Touzie and Shohreh Aghdashloo

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Playwright Matthew Spangler and Director Giles Croft

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Playwright Matthew Spangler and Director Giles Croft

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Hisham Tawfig, Amir Arison and Megan Boone

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Amir Arison and Megan Boone

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Daryl Roth and Amir Arison

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Playwright Matthew Spangler, Daryl Roth and Amir Arison

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Playwright Matthew Spangler and Amir Arison

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Cathy Dantchik and Suzanne Tobak

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Cathy Dantchik, Suzanne Tobak and Michael Hartman

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Haris Pervaiz, Mazin Akar, Salar Nader, Eric Sirakian , Beejan Land, Faran Tahir, Azita Ghanizada, Houshang Touzie, Amir Arison, Joe Joseph, Dea Julien. Danish Farooqui, Evan Zes, Alex Purcell, Christine Mirzayan, Amir Malaklou and Dariush Kashani

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(L-R) Back Row: Director Giles Croft , Haris Pervaiz, Mazin Akar and Salar Nader (L-R) Middle Row: Eric Sirakian , Beejan Land, Associate Director Damian Sandys, Faran Tahir, Azita Ghanizada, Houshang Touzie, Amir Arison, Joe Joseph and Cultural Consultant Humaira Ghilzai (L-R) Front Row: Dea Julien. Danish Farooqui, Evan Zes, Alex Purcell, Christine Mirzayan, Amir Malaklou and Dariush Kashani

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