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Vivek Tiwary delivers CCNY’s Rudin Lecture, March 7

Vivek Tiwary
Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and New York Times best-selling author Vivek Tiwary

Vivek J. Tiwary, the best-selling New York Times author and Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, delivers the 2017 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at the City College of New York on Tuesday, March 7. His talk, 5:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall - Room 95, is entitled “From Broadway to the Beatles: Achieving the Impossible with Historical Mentors.” It is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and here to RSVP.

A New York native, Tiwary’s graphic novel, “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story,” based on the untold life story of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, has won numerous awards.  They include the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work and two Harvey Awards, including Best Original Graphic Novel. It is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives’ Permanent Collection.

In addition, “The Fifth Beatle” is being adapted into a multi-part TV event series that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music. Tiwary will be adapting his work for television and serving as executive producer. He is the founder of the multi-platform arts and entertainment company, Tiwary Entertainment Group.

On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards over 44 Tony nominations. They include Green Day’s “American Idiot,” “A Raisin in the Sun” and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers.”

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.

Previous Rudin Scholars have included: former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite; former Congresswoman Patricia S. Schroeder; author Walter Mosley, ’91MA; former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw; filmmaker Ric Burns; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan.

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