AVID Touring Merges With AWA Touring for National Booking
By Kenneth Jones
AWA Partners is the name of a new touring-show booking agency representing a merger between AVID Touring and AWA Touring. Alan Wasser, Allan Williams and Alison Spiriti announced on Sept. 11 that L. Glenn Poppleton and AVID Touring have joined forces with AWA Touring for this new operation.
AWA Partners specializes in tour management and direction for Broadway, family shows and attractions including American Idiot; Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan; A Christmas Story, The Musical!; An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin; John Lithgow — Stories by Heart; Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; Bonnie & Clyde; Cirque Dreams Holidaze; Grumpy Old Men — The Musical; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Lysistrata Jones; One Night with Janis Joplin; Dreamgirls; A Chorus Line and more.
Past projects include The Phantom of the Opera, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Cirque Dreams, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Monty Python's Spamalot, Angels in America, Dora the Explorer Live!, Madagascar Live, Merchant of Venice starring F. Murray Abraham and Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.
AWA Partners books full-weeks, split weeks and one-night engagements as well as regional theatres and arenas. Robin Mishik-Jett and Sean Mackey continue their respective roles as vice president and director of operations/business affairs. Jessica Francis will also continue in her position as operations manager.
Allan Williams said in a statement, "We are thrilled to announce AWA Partners to our commercial theatre community. We believe that our merger will create dynamic growth opportunities for our current clients as well our future endeavors. L. Glenn brings a great depth of experience to our newly organized company."
Poppleton added, "As booking continues to evolve in the ever-changing touring market, I am excited to join forces with Alan Wasser, Allan Williams and Alison Spiriti. We all share a passion for what we do. Their creativity and vision is something I've long admired."
For more information, visit AWATouring.com.
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