ABOUT VIVEK J. TIWARY

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Vivek J. Tiwary is an acclaimed producer of live entertainment from Tony Award-winning Broadway shows to groundbreaking immersive experiences, a media financier/investor, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group.

His graphic novel The Fifth Beatle won numerous literary awards including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award and two Harvey Awards. It’s a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. It is being adapted into a TV series for Bravo TV that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music; Vivek is writing and serving as Executive Producer.

On Broadway, Vivek’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards over 44 Tony nominations and include such groundbreaking work as Green Day’s American Idiot, A Raisin In The Sun, and Mel Brooks’ The Producers. He is currently working with Alanis Morissette and Diablo Cody to adapt the album Jagged Little Pill for Broadway.

In addition to Broadway, Vivek is a pioneering producer in the world of site-specific, tech-based, and immersive theatre. He consulted on the creation and development of The Walking Dead Escape and The Walking Dead Experience. He served on the Board of Directors for New York’s seminal GAle GAtes et al—considered to be the founders of immersive theatre. He also produced experiential shows and installations for boundary-pushing companies such as The Wooster Group, Fischerspooner, and the São Paulo Art Biennial.

Vivek is an early investor who served on the Board of Directors for Valiant Entertainment, a multi-platform company that boasts the third largest universe of comic book characters, has been hailed by the New York Times as “Marvel 2.0” and has a 5-film deal with Sony Pictures.

Prior to founding TEG and online music education/empowerment company StarPolish, Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions and has worked with artists covering the entire musical spectrum from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears.

Among many charitable pursuits, Vivek is the Co-Founder of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that uses music and entertainment to complement the healing process.

Vivek is a magna cum laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a cum laude graduate of the Collegiate School in New York City. He also holds a filmmaking certificate from The New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio.

He lives in New York with his inspiring wife Tracy and their delightful children Kavi and Nandini.

Vivek is represented by Angela Cheng Caplan at Cheng Caplan Company and Larry Kopeikin at Morris Yorn. For inquiries on speaking engagements and appearances, please contact speakers@tiwaryent.com.

ABOUT TIWARY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (TEG)

Tiwary Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted arts and entertainment venture founded by Vivek J. Tiwary involved in production, financing and consultation. TEG’s Broadway productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations. They include Green Day’s American Idiot,  the groundbreaking adaptation of the superstar rock band’s multi-platinum album;  The Addams Family  starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; Mel Brooks’  The Producers,  which set box office records and won a record 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical;  A Raisin In The Sun  starring Sean Combs, which marked a historic Tony win for Phylicia Rashad as the first African-American to win Best Actress; the Stephen Sondheim revival  A Little Night Music,  starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury; and Mel Brooks’  Young Frankenstein.  TEG is currently working with Alanis Morissette, director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Waitress) and writer Diablo Cody (Juno, United States of Tara) to adapt Morissette’s breakthrough album  Jagged Little Pill  for Broadway. The highly anticipated musical will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge Massachusetts in May 2018. In television, TEG’s forthcoming productions include The Fifth Beatle a multi-part event series adaptation of Vivek J. Tiwary’s #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. The project has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music, and Tiwary is adapting his work for television and serving as executive producer. TEG also sold a sitcom pilot  Punk Rock Dad  to CBS based on the bestselling memoir/parenting manual by Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg, and is further developing a number of new scripted series. TEG is a strategic investor in Valiant Entertainment a multi-platform company that boasts the third largest universe of comic book characters and has secured a 5-film deal with Sony Pictures. TEG is also an owner of Axial Entertainment, a television production company whose show  How To Look Good Naked  (hosted by Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) received Lifetime TV’s highest ratings of all time. Other Axial shows include the Style Network’s How Do I Look? and MTV’s Why Can’t I Be You. Joining the founders/creators of Blue Man Group, TEG helped found Counts Media, a company that develops Immersive Entertainment Experiences such as The Ride New York. Finally, TEG is a part owner of The Box, a high-profile New York City celebrity nightclub and venue.