Reviews: What do critics think of Broadway’s The Kite Runner?
Critics: What do Broadway critics think? The kite runner?
The stage adaptation of the stars of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The black listThis is Amir Arison.
The theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini The kite runneradapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler, made its long-awaited Broadway debut after stints at the San Jose Repertory Theater and London’s West End, opening at the Hayes Theater on July 21 — and the critics are in!
Leading the cast is Amir Arison (The black list) as Amir and Faran Tahir (Othello) as Baba.
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The story follows Amir from a young boy living in Kabul, Afghanistan, who finds ways to escape the terrible events that unfold around him into adulthood as he seeks atonement in a exploration of father-son relationships and friendships.
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Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)
Cititour NY (Brian Scott Lipton)
The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)
Deadline (Greg Evans)
Did they like it? (Ran Xiao)
New York Daily News (Chris Jones)
New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)
New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)
The New York Times (Maya Phillips)
Observer (David Côté)
Queerty (Matthew Wexler)
Theater (Juan A. Ramirez)
The Envelope (Robert Hofler)
Vulture (Naveen Kumar)
Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.
The casting continues with the Danish Farooqui (The black list) as Wali/Doctor, Azita Ghanizada (United States of AL) as Soraya, Joe Joseph (The group visit) as a Russian merchant/soldier, Dariush Kashani (The group visit) as Rahim Khan, Beejan Land (Rock the Kabash) like Kamal/Zaman, Amir Malaklou (Viper Club) as Assef, Eric Sirakian (The jungle) like Hassan/Sohrab, Houshang Touzie (The Tibetan Book of the Dead) as General Taheri, and Evan Zes (The deer king) like Ali/Farid.
Rounding out the company are Christine Mirzayan as an ensemble and Salar Nader playing the tabla, a percussion instrument. The stunt doubles include Demosthenes Chrysan for Baba, Taheri and Ali, Joe Joseph for Assef, Kamal/Zaman and Wali/Doctor, Dea Julien for Hassan/Sohrab, Christine Mirzayan for Soraya, Haris Pervaiz for General and Alex Purcell for Amir.
Giles Croft is directing, having helmed production in the UK, and is joined on the creative team by set and costume designer Barney George, lighting designer Charles Balfour, sound designer Drew Baumohl, projection designer William Simpson , composer and music supervisor Jonathan Girling, movement director Kitty Winter, casting director Laura Stanczyk, cultural advisor and script consultant Humaira Ghilzai, and associate director Damian Sandys.
The work is 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 Group Ltd. Daryl Roth is the executive producer.