Vivek Tiwary

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Vivek J. Tiwary
Vivek J. Tiwary.jpg
Born (1973-05-15) May 15, 1973 (age 45)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Author, comics writer
Education Collegiate School
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School of Business

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

Early life[edit]

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


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'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 life[edit]

Tiwary's son also attends Collegiate, as he did.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Gazette - Alumni: Notes". 
  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. ^ "Indiefab Awards". Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 HARVEY AWARDS: Broadway producer's 'Fifth Beatle' yields 'humbling' twin wins [+FULL WINNERS LIST]". Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Fifth Beatle' In New Excerpt". Entertainment Weekly's 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.