The Kite Runner Broadway

The Kite Runner 2022

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, one intermission
Ages: 14+
Opened: July 21, 2022
Closing: October 30, 2022

The Kite Runner - 2022 - Broadway History , Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

One of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed novels of our time, THE KITE RUNNER is a powerful play of friendship that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country 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 of the boys can foresee the incident which will change their lives forever. Told across two decades and two continents, THE KITE RUNNER is an unforgettable journey of redemption and forgiveness, and shows us all that we can be good again.

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‘The Kite Runner’ Broadway Review: Earnest Adaptation Of Beloved Novel Struggles To Soar
5 / 10

The latest incarnation, adapted by Matthew Spangler, opens tonight at Broadway's Hayes Theater under the direction of Giles Croft. Despite its heartfelt intentions and some impressive performances, The Kite Runner doesn't improve in any significant way over The Kite Runner on screen. And it's a whole lot talkier.

Review: ‘The Kite Runner’ Trips From Page to Stage
4 / 10

Unsurprisingly, the most memorable image in 'The Kite Runner,' which opened at the Helen Hayes Theater on Thursday night, is of the kites. They're miniature, attached to thin poles that several actors wave, white tissue-paper flitting, birdlike, over their heads. The paper crinkles as the kites part the air with a soft swish. If only the rest of this stiff production, adapted by Matthew Spangler from the popular 2003 novel by Khaled Hosseini, exuded such elegance.

THE KITE RUNNER Will Launch North American Tour in 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 25, 2022

Dramatic Publishing has licensed the Broadway production of The Kite Runner, and a North American tour is being planned for 2024. Tour cities, dates and casting will be announced. The Kite Runner will have played 17 previews and 117 regular performances on Broadway.

THE KITE RUNNER Plays Final Broadway Performance
by Team BWW - October 30, 2022

On October 30, 2022, Broadway says goodbye to The Kite Runner, which plays its final performance at the Hayes Theater. The Kite Runner ran for 17 previews and 101 regular performances. 

THE KITE RUNNER Will Now Require Masks at Wednesday Matinee Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 22, 2022

Beginning Wednesday, September 7,  Broadway’s The Kite Runner will require audiences to wear masks at Wednesday matinees, in addition to the previously announced Friday night performances at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).

VIDEO: THE KITE RUNNER's Azita Ghanizada Gives Curtain Call Speech on the Anniversary of the Taliban Takeover of Kabul
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 16, 2022

On the year anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Kabul, The Kite Runner's Azita Ghanizada made a speech at curtain call, recognizing the anniversary, and the human rights violations of the past year. Watch the speech here.

VIDEO: THE KITE RUNNER Understudy Déa Julien is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - August 20, 2022

Déa Julien is making her Broadway debut as an understudy in The Kite Runner this summer, but it might not be in the role that you'd expect. Déa, who as a first generation American shares much of her background with the characters in the play, understudies the roles of Hassan/Sohrab, normally played by a male actor- Eric Sirakian. Watch the full video interview!

THE KITE RUNNER Announces In-Person $35 Student Rush Ticket Policy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 10, 2022

Broadway’s The Kite Runner, now in performances at The Hayes Theater has announced its new in-person student rush policy. A limited number of $35 student rush tickets will be available before each performance in-person at the box office.

THE KITE RUNNER Will Require Masks For Friday Evening Performances Beginning Next Week
by Stephi Wild - August 9, 2022

Beginning next Friday, August 19th,  Broadway’s The Kite Runner will require audiences to wear masks at Friday evening performances at the Hayes Theater. This will be effective through the limited engagement ending on October 30. 

Photos: On The Red Carpet For Opening Night of THE KITE RUNNER on Broadway!
by Bruce Glikas - July 22, 2022

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 rred carpet below!

Photos: THE KITE RUNNER Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - July 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night of The Kite Runner on Broadway and you can check out photos from the post-show festivities here!

Photos: THE KITE RUNNER Takes Opening Night Bows
by Bruce Glikas - July 22, 2022

The Kite Runner is officially open on Broadway! The show will run through October 30 at The Hayes Theater. 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. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we have photos from the curtain call.

Review Roundup: THE KITE RUNNER Opens On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - July 21, 2022

The stage adaptation of the classic novel The Kite Runner opens tonight night on Broadway. The show will run through October 30 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Read the reviews!

Photos: See New Photos from THE KITE RUNNER On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - July 20, 2022

The stage adaptation of the classic novel The Kite Runner opens tomorrow night on Broadway. See photos from the production!

VIDEO: See Highlights from THE KITE RUNNER On Broadway!
by Show Highlights - July 15, 2022

The stage adaptation of the classic novel The Kite Runner is currently in previews on Broadway!

Listen: Amir Arison Talks THE KITE RUNNER and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - July 11, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. The latest episode features Amir Arison! Amir talked about The Kite Runner and more!

Photos: First Look at Amir Arison, Faran Tahir & More in THE KITE RUNNER on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 7, 2022

The Kite Runner is now in performances on Broadway! Opening night is July 21, and it will run through October 30 at The Hayes Theater. Leading the cast is Amir Arison (Amir) and Faran Tahir (Baba). Get a first look at photos here!

THE KITE RUNNER Will Offer $35 Rush Tickets on TodayTix
by Stephi Wild - June 29, 2022

The Kite Runner will be offering $35 rush tickets on TodayTix beginning with its first performance on July 6. Learn more about how to purchase tickets to the play here!

Up on the Marquee: THE KITE RUNNER
by Jennifer Broski - June 30, 2022

The Kite Runner will soon arrive on Broadway direct from its run in London's West End. Check out new images of the Broadway marquee at the Hayes Theatre.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Broadway Cast of THE KITE RUNNER
by Nicole Rosky - June 17, 2022

Based on Khaled Hosseini's internationally best-selling novel and adapted by Matthew Spangler, The Kite Runner comes to New York from two successful seasons in London's West End. BroadwayWorld checked in with the cast before they begin Broadway previews at the Hayes Theatre.

Photos: THE KITE RUNNER Company Gets Ready for Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - June 14, 2022

The Kite Runner is on its way to Broadway! The limited engagement is set to begin previews at The Hayes Theater on July 6; opening night is July 21, and it will run through October 30.   The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities!

Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE KITE RUNNER
by Stephi Wild - March 28, 2022

The cast and creative team for the Broadway-bound limited engagement of The Kite Runner at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) this summer.

The Kite Runner FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Kite Runner have there been?
The Kite Runner has had 4 productions including West End which opened in 2017, West End which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2022 and US Tour which opened in 2024.
What awards has The Kite Runner been nominated for?
The Kite Runner has been nominated for the Theatre World Awards for Amir Arison.
What awards has The Kite Runner won?
The Kite Runner has won the Theatre World Awards for Amir Arison.

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