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VARIETY: Will Eisner’s Graphic Novel ‘A Contract With God’ Being Adapted Into Broadway Musical 

EXCLUSIVE: TEG+ has acquired the stage rights to Will Eisner’s graphic novel “A Contract With God”and is adapting it into a Broadway musical, with new and original songs written by Sam Hollander, Lisa Loeb, Matisyahu, Ryan Miller and Jill Sobule.

“A Contract With God,” first published in 1978,is commonly recognized as the very first graphic novel in history. The novel consists of four interweaving stories revolving around the lives of a group of New Yorkers who live in a fictional tenement house, many of whom are Jewish and/or immigrants. For the musical, all of the members of the songwriting team are Jewish musicians and composers. Writing and recording sessions on the musical will commence soon, with Hollander serving as music producer.

“When Vivek [Tiwary] sent me Will Eisner’s‘A Contract With God,’ I was instantly floored,” Hollander said. “Getting the chance to bring this seminal graphic novel to the stage in collaboration with an iconic crew of my talented Jewish pals is just the greatest thrill ever. It’s an amazing way for us all to honor our heritage while bringing this story of the 1930’s New York immigrant struggle to a new audience.”

TEG+, led by author and theater producer Vivek J. Tiwary, is currently in the process of securing a book writer for the musical adaptation.

“For me, ‘A Contract With God’ was a formative ground zero for all my creative work,” Tiwary said. “I never met Will Eisner, and still he is one of the great mentors of my life. Like Will, I was born in New York City, a child of immigrants who grew up surrounded by immigrant dreams, both beautiful and frustrating. ‘A Contract with God’ helped me understand both New York City and myself. I’m thrilled to now work alongside this group of top-notch inspiring Jewish musicians to bring a stage production of ‘A Contract with God’ to both fans of the graphic novel and to inspire new audiences.”

“A Contract With God”joins the slate of Broadway bound adaptations at TEG+ alongside the recently announced “Harold and the Purple Crayon” with original songs by AJR. Additionally, TEG+ has acquired the film and TV rights to adapt the story of The Lazy Susans, a rock band of suburban moms. The company is also in development on the limited TV series “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story.”

Harold and the Purple Crayon 

TEG+ 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.

Jagged Little Pill 

Vivek J. Tiwary is proud to be the lead producer of Jagged Little Pill, based on Alanis Morissette’s classic album, which opened on Broadway on Dec 5, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it is currently enjoying rave reviews and box office success.
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The Fifth Beatle 

Vivek J. Tiwary is writer of “The Fifth Beatle”, a New York Times #1 Best-Selling graphic novel and forthcoming television event series based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Most notably, TEG has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music for the series. Vivek is currently working on the TV scripts and will serve as Executive Producer.

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Green Day’s American Idiot 

Vivek J. Tiwary is a producer of “American Idiot,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical adaptation of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning album from superstar rock band Green Day.

 

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy 

Vivek J. Tiwary is a producer of “The Addams Family,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on Charles Addams’ iconic cartoons that spawned the hit TV series and several successful films.  Original cast starred Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, who were later replaced by Brooke Shields and Roger Rees.

 

A Raisin in the Sun 

Vivek J. Tiwary is a producer of the critically-acclaimed first Broadway revival of “A Raisin In The Sun,” starring Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. “A Raisin In The Sun” won 2 Tony Awards including a historic win for Phylicia Rashad as the first African-American to win Best Actress. The show also set records at the box office and is credited with bringing a new, multi-ethnic, all-ages audience to Broadway.

Mel Brooks’ The Producers 

TEG is an investor in Mel Brooks’ smash-hit Broadway musical “The Producers,” which set box office records and won a record 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

A Little Night Music 

TEG is an investor in “A Little Night Music,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical.  Original cast starred Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, who were later replaced by Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch.

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein 

TEG is an investor in Mel Brooks’ Broadway musical “Young Frankenstein,” based on his classic 1974 comedy film. The show ran on Broadway from November 2007 to January 2009.

The Ride: New York 

Developed by Counts Media, a company founded by TEG and the creators of Blue Man Group, THE RIDE is a new immersive entertainment tourist experience.  Moving through the city on the tallest mode of transportation allowed on the streets of Manhattan – this multimedia custom-made bus is fully loaded with advanced production capabilities rivaling that of an IMAX theater.  THE RIDE will transform the way you see New York.

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The Box 

TEG is a strategic investor in The Box, an exclusive New York City-based nightclub, theatre, and fine-dining experience. For more information and to make reservations, please visit theboxnyc.com

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Fischerspooner Featuring the Wooster Group 

In 2008, TEG produced a theatrical collaboration between electropop/performance artists Fischerspooner and avant-garde theatre collective The Wooster Group (founded by Willem Dafoe, Spalding Gray, and others) that launched the Sao Paulo Art Bienal.