On Stage: The Kite Runner

Broadway's The Kite Runner, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, will begin previews July 6, with opening night set for July 21, Playbill reported. The production comes to New York after premiering in the U.K., including two runs in London's West End. Giles Croft, who helmed the U.K. production, directs playwright Matthew Spangler's adaptation. At a recent press event, the cast and creatives shared with Playbill what to expect from the production, along with offering a sneak peek at the play's music. 

Leading the cast is Amir Arison as Amir and Faran Tahir as Baba. They will be 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.

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