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Vivek J. Tiwary (born May 15, 1973) is an American author and theater producer.

Vivek J. Tiwary
Tiwary at the 2014 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Born (1973-05-15) May 15, 1973 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, comics writer
EducationCollegiate School
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Wharton School of Business

Early lifeEdit

Tiwary graduated from New York's Collegiate School high school and, in 1996, from the University of Pennsylvania,[1] magna cum laude, with undergraduate degrees from both the Wharton School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

In 2004,[2] Tiwary was a lead producer for a Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.

In 2010, Tiwary was a co-producer for both the Broadway productions of Green Day's rock opera, American Idiot and The Addams Family. In total, Tiwary’s Broadway productions have garnered a total of 25 Tony Awards stemming from 44 Tony nominations.[3]

Tiwary is producing a stage musical of Jagged Little Pill, inspired by Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking album of the same name, with a new story by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody, and directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. The musical played a record-breaking, sold-out world premiere at American Repertory Theater in Boston from May 5 – July 15, 2018.

Tiwary's graphic novel The Fifth Beatle was released in November 2013 and spent several weeks on The New York Times best-seller list, reaching #1 in its third week of release.[4] In June 2014, The Fifth Beatle was nominated for a True Believers Comics Award for "Favourite 2013 Original Graphic Novel".[5] The Fifth Beatle was announced as an INDIEFAB 2013 GOLD Winner for Graphic Novels & Comics.[6] On July 25, 2014, The Fifth Beatle received the Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based work. On September 6, 2014 at Baltimore Comic-Con, The Fifth Beatle won two Harvey Awards for "Best Graphic Album - Original" and "Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation".[7] A paperback edition was released in October 2016.[8]

Tiwary is attached to write and produce a television mini-series based on The Fifth Beatle. Sonar Entertainment has optioned the rights to The Fifth Beatle for development as a multi-part television event series. Tiwary will pen the series adaptation and serve as executive producer.[9] The project has also acquired rights to Beatles songs from Sony.

On September 26, 2015, Tiwary hosted the Harvey Awards.[10][needs update]

Personal lifeEdit

Vivek is married to a pioneer scientist in neuropsychology researching the intersection between attention, anxiety, and technology. Vivek has two kids; his son also attend Collegiate, and they live in New York City.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gazette - Alumni: Notes". University of Pennsylvania.
  2. ^ The Broadway League. "A Raisin in the Sun - IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information".
  3. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (October 10, 2012), "NY Comic-Con: Beatles Manager Getting Biopic From Broadway's Vivek J. Tiwary", The Hollywood Reporter
  4. ^ "HARDCOVER GRAPHIC BOOKS". The New York Times. December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Nominees". True Believer Awards. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "2013 Foreword INDIES Winners in Graphic Novels & Comics (Graphic Novels & Comics)". Foreword Reviews. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "2014 HARVEY AWARDS: Broadway producer's 'Fifth Beatle' yields 'humbling' twin wins [+FULL WINNERS LIST]". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Fifth Beatle' In New Excerpt". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "'The Fifth Beatle' Novel Optioned By Sonar For Series Development". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Harvey Awards: Vivek J. Tiwary to host Harvey Awards Dinner & Award Ceremony". Baltimore Comic-Con. August 13, 2015.