Prepare for a moving theatrical experience as Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 best-selling novel, The Kite Runner, leaps from the page onto the stage. In this Broadway production, you get the unique opportunity to experience a compelling portrait of life in Afghanistan and its immigrant community in the United States. This is a haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents and it all follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
The Kite Runner will be on the Broadway stage at the CIBC Theatre Chicago in 2024. The production will run from the 11th to the 23rd of June, 2024. If you have read the book in the past, then you know that this story is a must-see for all. Tickets to see The Kite Runner next year are on sale right now. Get your hands on tickets while it’s early to secure the best seats in the house. Reserve your seats by clicking ‘GET TICKETS’ before it’s too late!
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“Incredibly moving and beautiful. There’s nothing on Broadway like it!” – Amsterdam News
“Engrossing and captivating.” – The Wallstreet Journal
“The Kite Runner soars!” – The Independent
The Kite Runner is a play with music based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel of the same name. The producers have proudly announced a North American tour of the acclaimed Broadway and West End production launching in Spring 2024. The touring company will move across over 20 cities in the United States, including a highly anticipated stop in Chicago, Illinois. If you’re a Broadway fan from the area, you must come and see this show!
“It’s not often that a play as powerful and uplifting as The Kite Runner comes along,” said Tracey McFarland, Producer and President of Booking at Broadway & Beyond Theatricals. “We are delighted to take audiences across America on this emotional and hopeful journey.”
In this compelling stage adaptation of “The Kite Runner,” audiences are drawn into a haunting narrative of friendship that transcends cultures and spans across continents. It’s a powerful tale that revolves around one man’s quest to confront his past and seek redemption. The story unfolds in Afghanistan, a nation divided, and follows the heart-wrenching separation of two childhood friends. On a beautiful afternoon in Kabul, the people are alive with the excitement of a kite-flying tournament. However, neither of these boys can foresee that an incident that will irrevocably alter the course of their lives is about to arrive. Narrated over the span of two decades and across two different continents, “The Kite Runner” takes us on an unforgettable journey of forgiveness. The tale illustrates that we all have the capacity to find goodness once more.
“Enormously moving, satisfying and soulful.” – New York Post
“Truly a cultural phenomenon.” – The Sunday Express
“Beautiful, inventive, and uplifting” – Variety
The Kite Runner soared to the top of bestseller lists once it was released in paperback in 2003. It gained even more popularity with book clubs and the like. It went on to claim a spot on the prestigious New York Times bestseller list for more than two years, ultimately reaching a staggering seven million copies sold in the United States alone. Notably, reviews were predominantly favorable, highlighting its widespread appeal. Following its publication, a variety of adaptations were born, including a 2007 film bearing the same title.
A theatrical production of The Kite Runner first graced the stage at the San Jose Repertory Theater in 2009. Its compelling story found a new home across the Atlantic in 2013 when Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse presented an enchanting UK production. It resurfaced once more on London’s West End in 2017, earning acclaim during its brief appearances at Wyndham’s Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre. Anticipation mounted when this beloved production made its Broadway debut with a highly-praised, albeit brief, run at the Hayes Theater in the summer of 2022.
Following the success of the Broadway production, the producers proudly announced a North American Tour to captivate audiences across the continent. If you have not had a chance to catch one of its shows on Broadway in 2022, you finally get the opportunity to do so. This exciting production is a must-see for both lovers of the book and theatre fans.
If you have read the book, then you know that this emotionally captivating tale is one of the best that has ever been written. An honest review from Publishers Weekly said, “It’s simply an excellent story. Much of it is based in a world we don’t know, a world we’re barely beginning to know. Well-written, published at the ‘right time’ by an author who is both charming and thoughtful in his personal appearances for the book.” Meanwhile, The Observer commented, “The Kite Runner is the shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini” that “is simultaneously devastating and inspiring.”
“An earnest adaptation of the beloved novel.” – Deadline
“A gripping and emotional story of betrayal and redemption” – The Guardian
“a vivid and engaging story” – The New York Times
Creative team: The Kite Runner is directed by Giles Croft and adapted by Matthew Spangler. The creative team includes Jonathan Girling (Composer and Musical Supervisor); Barney George (Scenic and Costume Design); Charles Balfour (Lighting Design); Drew Baumohl (Sound Design); William Simpson (Projection Design); Laura Stanczyk (Casting Director); Kitty Winter (Movement Director); and Damian Sandys (Associate Director). Humaira Ghilzai serves as Cultural Consultant.
In the North American tour, Salar Nader, the renowned musician who took on a beloved role in the Broadway production, will reprise his role as a tabla player. The Kite Runner is brought to the stage by Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner, and Tracey McFarland from Broadway & Beyond Theatricals, along with Jayne Baron Sherman, Hunter Arnold, and Kayla Greenspan. They have collaborated with Martin Dodd from UK Productions Ltd., and Stuart Galbraith from Flying Entertainment Ltd/Kilimanjaro Group Ltd. Daryl Roth serves as the Executive Producer.
Witness The Kite Runner live at the renowned CIBC Theatre! This limited-time run only happens once in a lifetime. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourselves in the classic tale. Secure your tickets to the show before it’s too late!