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Vivek J. Tiwary is a producer, financier, writer, and director for film, television, theater, music, and graphic novels. He is the producer and writer of “The Fifth Beatle,” a feature film and graphic novel in development based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. The film has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music, is fully financed at a $25 million budget, and is currently prepping to shoot in 2012. In television, Vivek is developing a number of projects including “Fractured”—a one-hour drama best described as “Lost” meets “The Da Vinci Code”—and “Punk Rock Dad” for CBS, a family-friendly sitcom based on Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg’s bestselling memoir/parenting manual. Currently on Broadway, he is a producer of the Tony Award-winning production of “The Addams Family” starring Brooke Shields (formerly starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth). He is also a producer of the groundbreaking Green Day’s “American Idiot,” an adaptation of the superstar rock band’s multi- platinum album. Initially launched on Broadway, “American Idiot” is now moving on to a national tour. Vivek’s other Broadway productions include the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim revival “A Little Night Music” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury (recast with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch); the Tony Award-winning revival of “A Raisin In The Sun” starring Sean Combs (Vivek was lead producer); and Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and touring shows "The Producers" and “Young Frankenstein.” Off-Broadway, Vivek 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 2008 Sao Paulo Art Bienal. Finally, Vivek also serves as CEO of music company StarPolish (, whose mission is to educate, empower, and develop musical artists. Prior to founding his companies Tiwary Entertainment Group ( and StarPolish, Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions, including launching and running the Alternative Marketing Department at Mercury/PolyGram Records, and managing Video Promotion for Mercury/PolyGram, where he worked closely with MTV and VH1. Vivek 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, and The Mighty Mighty BossTones to name but a few. Among many charitable pursuits, Vivek is the Co-Founder of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that uses music and entertainment to complement the healing process. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. Vivek also holds a filmmaking certificate from The New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio.


Vivek J. Tiwary Productions

[Broadway, 2004]

Vivek J. Tiwary Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Revival of a Play

Vivek J. Tiwary, A Raisin in the Sun

Vivek J. Tiwary Videos

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HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON Finds Book Writers, Dan Rothenberg and Robert Quillen Camp

The previously announced adaptation of TEG+’s Harold and the Purple Crayon has found its book writers in Dan Rothenberg (co-artistic director of Pig Iron Theatre Company) and Robert Quillen Camp (White on White).

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Will Close in Australia on 14 August, Suspends Tour

Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL, inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, will play its final performance in Sydney on Sunday 14 August.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Returns To Theatre Royal Sydney From July 9

JAGGED LITTLE PILL the Grammy and Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by Alanis Morissette's ground-breaking album of the same name will triumphantly return to Theatre Royal Sydney from July 9TH.  

Broadway Adaptation of HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON in the Works

Tiwary Entertainment Group’s TEG Plus has acquired the stage rights to Harold and the Purple Crayon, the beloved children’s book by Crockett Johnson, and plans to adapt it into a Broadway production.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Aims for November 2022 West End Bow

The Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill, based on Alanis Morissette's landmark album of the same name is headed across the pond this fall!

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Confirms Tour to 30 Cities; Schedule to Come

JAGGED LITTLE PILL producers announced today that a multi-year North American tour will begin in the Fall of 2022. Inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette (she/her), the musical will visit more than 30 cities in its first year. Here's everything we know.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Will Not Reopen Following Covid Suspension

The Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL, inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, will not reopen from its recent suspension of performances due to positive COVID-19 cases detected within the company. All tickets for canceled performances will be refunded at the original point of purchase.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Sydney and Perth Engagements Announced

The Australian tour of JAGGED LITTLE PILL, premieres now in Sydney before moving to Perth and then back to Sydney. Get the full schedule here.

Photos: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Morgan Dudley & More in JAGGED LITTLE PILL Returning to Broadway Tonight

Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price have released new production images of the Broadway cast of the newly minted Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL, which returns to the stage tonight, October 21, 2021, at the Broadhurst Theatre.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Australian Tour Announces Full Cast and Melbourne Season

The Australian tour of Jagged Little Pill, the Grammy and Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired Alanis Morissette's ground-breaking album of the same name, will open in Melbourne at the Comedy Theatre from January 2nd, after its exclusive limited season at Theatre Royal Sydney December 2nd- 19th.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Producers Respond to Allegations of Mistreatment by Former Cast Member Nora Schell

The producing team of Jagged Little Pill has responded to recent allegations of mistreatment made by former cast member Nora Schell. 

Nora Schell Shares Allegations of Mistreatment During Time in JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Nora Schell, an original chorus member of Jagged Little Pill, has recently come forward sharing allegations of mistreatment from the stage management and creative teams of the show. 

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Releases Statement Addressing Controversy Surrounding Jo's Gender Identity

Lead producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price have released a statement on behalf of JAGGED LITTLE PILL addressing the controversy surrounding the character Jo - who was performed as non-binary at the out of town tryout, before being changed to cisgender for Broadway without addressing the surrounding conflicts and story arch.

You Oughta Know JAGGED LITTLE PILL Will Return to Broadway in October

Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price have announced that the 15-time Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill will reopen on Broadway on Thursday, October 21, 2021, ending a nineteen-month suspension of performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vivek J. Tiwary, Auli'i Cravalho, Riz Ahmed & More Named 2021's Most Impactful Asians on Gold House's A100 List

Gold House, the premier nonprofit collective of Asian & Pacific Islander cultural leaders, debuts a suite of ventures on representation, economic, and individual empowerment amidst record-high attacks against the API community during Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

New TV Series Inspired by JAGGED LITTLE PILL Premieres This Week

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment has announced that “Wake Up: Why Social Responsibility in Theatre Matters' will premiere on television on April 2.

Wake Up With BWW 3/16: OSCARS Nominations Include Leslie Odom Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, and More!

Today's top stories: Oscar nominations, Jagged Little Pill cast celebrates its Grammy win, and more!

Student Blog: Jagged Little Grammy

Although this is certainly a time of celebration for Jagged Little Pill, it is not time to jump to conclusions regarding the 74th Tony Awards. The cognitive science of voter behavior and the breakdown of Jagged Little Pill's nomination reveals how the win could influence the outcome of the Tony Awards if voters are not well informed.

VIDEO: Watch Tom Kitt Accept JAGGED LITTLE PILL's Grammy Award

It was announced earlier today that Jagged Little Pill won this year's Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album!

Social Roundup: The JAGGED LITTLE PILL Family Celebrates Their Grammy Win

We've rounded up the reactions to the win from the cast, producers, and family of the Jagged Little Pill team. Congratulations!


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