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VARIETY: ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Heads to Broadway With Music by AJR (EXCLUSIVE)

“Harold and the Purple Crayon” is coming to the Broadway stage, but this time the young artist will be all grown up.

Tiwary Entertainment Group’s TEG Plus has acquired the stage rights to the beloved children’s book by Crockett Johnson — with plans to adapt it into a Broadway production. The “Harold and the Purple Crayon” musical will feature new and original songs composed by pop group AJR’s Jack and Ryan Met. TEG Plus is still in the process of securing a book writer for the Broadway adaptation.

PLAYBILL: Harold and the Purple Crayon in Development as a Stage Musical

The beloved children’s book will make the jump to the stage with songs by indie pop group AJR and a newly adult protagonist.

Vivek J. Tiwary Launches TEG+, Taps Jack Leslie As Co-President + Head Of Film And Television

TEG+ investors include industry leaders Primary Wave Music, Nas, Aasif Mandvi, Steve Greenberg, Andrew Rasiej, Reynold D’Silva / Silva Screen, Nihal Mehta among others. TEG+ advisory board members include Damian Bazadona (founder of Situation, a digital-first marketing agency), Rob Cavallo (record producer and music executive), Jonathan Daniel (founder of full-service music company CRUSH), Tom Kitt (Broadway orchestrator, arranger, and composer), Savan Kotecha (song writer + producer – Ariana Grande, One Direction, The Weeknd), Dave Liu (CEO of Liucrative Endeavors and president of La Mesa Capital), Charlie Lyons (producer and media executive), Dr. Charles Platkin (entrepreneur, attorney, industry-agnostic investor and financier, public health advocate, researcher, TV host, and bestselling author), Stefan Schick (a partner at Loeb & Loeb, LLP), and Debbie White (partner at Loeb & Loeb, LLP).

Reviews

Variety Review: ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Triumphant. Always engaging, often moving and even rousing, the show boasts dramatic interest and integrity on its own theatrical terms, courtesy of director Diane Paulus, librettist Diablo Cody and that peerless, soulful balladeer of the modern Western condition, Alanis Morissette. Not since ‘Rent’ has a musical invested so many bravura roles with so much individual life.

Boston Globe Review: A ‘Jagged Little Pill’ for these times

Right now, in 2018, “Jagged Little Pill,” feels urgent. It’s also, somehow, wildly entertaining. It is wickedly funny in just the right places. We’re reminded that Morissette’s songs are a treasure. On top of it all we’re reminded that a heap of social ills can be the basis of good theater.

Green Day’s American Idiot:

“Invigorating, moving and thrilling! Performed with galvanizing intensity by a terrific cast, the emotional charge is as memorable as the music. A true rock opera!”- The New York Times