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Vivek J Tiwary

Vivek J Tiwary

Tony Award Winning Producer and NY Times Best Selling Author


Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television and graphic novels. He is the producer and writer of The Fifth Beatle, a New York Times best-selling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Tiwary became the first ever to win the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for “Best Reality-Based Work” as a first-time comics writer. In addition, The Fifth Beatle has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music and a feature film is in development to shoot in 2014. Read More >

Tiwary is attached to lead produce a Broadway adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. The production will include the participation of Morissette, as well as that of Pulitzer and Tony award winner Tom Kitt. In television, Tiwary sold a sitcom pilot Punk Rock Dad to CBS, based on the bestselling memoir/parenting manual by Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg. Tiwary is developing a number of additional series including Amelia Rules! — a children’s film franchise and television series based on the series of tween graphic novels by New York Times best-selling author Jimmy Gownley.

On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations—every single one of his shows have been decorated. They include The Addams Family, Green Day’s American Idiot (the groundbreaking adaptation of the superstar rock band’s multi-platinum album), Mel Brooks’ The Producers (the most Tony Awards ever) and Young Frankenstein, A Raisin In The Sun (starring Sean Combs), and A Little Night Music (starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury).

Prior to founding Tiwary Entertainment Group and online music education/empowerment company StarPolish, Tiwary held a number of major label music-industry positions, including launching and heading the Alternative Marketing Department at Mercury/PolyGram Records, and managing Video Promotion for Mercury/PolyGram, where he worked closely with MTV and VH1. Tiwary has worked with artists covering the entire musical spectrum including Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Kiss, LL Cool J, John Mellencamp, Allen Ginsberg, Oasis, Hanson, 311 and The Mighty Mighty BossTones to name but a few.

Tiwary is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. He also holds a filmmaking certificate from The New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio. His entertaining speeches on topics ranging from business to arts and culture to diversity and many others will have audiences wanting more, just like his captivating Broadway shows. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDTalk: The Fifth Beatles — The Birth of the Beatles, Impossible Dreams

CCNY Lecture: Applying the Immigrant Experience to a Life in the Arts

CNN: 'The Fifth Beatle'

MSNBC's Now With Alex Wagner: The Untold Story of 'The Fifth Beatle'

Bloomberg TV: The Story of 'The Fifth Beatle'

Native Icon: Beatles to Broadway

Speech Topics

The Color of Dreams: Applying the Immigrant Experience to a Life in the Arts

Since childhood, Vivek J. Tiwary's immigrant parents drilled into him the absolute necessity to amount to something in this great land of opportunity, the United States. The problem was Vivek didn't want to be a doctor or an engineer, as the children of Indian immigrants are typically pushed to become. Read More >

Rebelling against society’s stereotypes, Vivek's tenacity and creativity enabled him to overcome the misconceptions placed upon him to both succeed and thrive in the world of art and entertainment. He has pushed boundaries as a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer bringing a new and multi-ethnic audience to the theatre (“A Raisin In The Sun,” Green Day’s “American Idiot”). As a writer, Vivek's graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story hit #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list and a TV event series based on it is in the works, for which Vivek is writing and showrunning. Vivek is ready to share his impressive story with audiences worldwide, teaching others how he turned ethnic and political obstacles into assets to fulfill his dreams of working in the arts. Read Less ^

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE: Business Lessons from The Beatles Management

The Beatles were the greatest songwriters of all time-- but even those timeless songs couldn't sell themselves. In the beginning, no record company, radio station, or concert hall wanted to touch the Beatles. It took a young, brilliant entrepreneur named Brian Epstein to change all that. Read More >

Drawing from the entertaining, inspiring and untold story of "the man who made the Beatles," learn a series of business skills applicable to any organization or company, at any stage in your corporate history or development-- whether you're a start-up seeking success, or you're a successful company seeking to become a legend.

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  • The Value of both Practical and Esoteric Goals
  • Using Technology and Going Viral
  • Identifying Trends v. Creating Progress
  • Pushing industry Boundaries without Alienating Partners and Customers
  • Succession Plans

MUSICIANS ON CALL: Delivering The Healing Power of Music

When his mother died of cancer at the young age of 56, budding entertainment entrepreneur Vivek J. Tiwary honored her passion for the arts by founding Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities nationwide. Read More >

15 years later, Musicians On Call has performed for over half a million patients, and has been supported by entertainment luminaries from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears. Hear how Vivek conceived and founded Musicians On Call, and how he balanced his nonprofit life with building a professional career as a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and #1 New York Times best-selling author. Read Less ^