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A Team Tours’ dynamic duo makes certain the show is going on

The word “the display have to move on” has full-size which means for Andi Henig and Alan Braunstein, the husband-spouse team who operate A Team Tours, a division of Tzell Travel Group in New York. The duo arranges the tour for Broadway and other level productions, and regardless of what happens to break those travels, the curtain has to push upward.

Whether it’s transferring a longtime production and its cast and crew from one metropolis to some other, dealing with the logistics for traveling productions like “Riverdance” or arranging flights for the minds in the back of outputs that are nevertheless being developed, possibilities are A-Team Tours is at the end of it.

“We like all the arts. However we love the theater,” Henig stated. “So when we cross to see a display, specifically one we have been working on, you sense a lot part of it. We commonly get to visit the outlet night, that’s quite spectacular, and you feel such as you had been a big a part of the image.”

It’s no wonder that Henig and Braunstein’s paintings are dedicated to theater. Both have roots as professional actors who’ve labored on Broadway and past.


Each began performing in junior excessive faculty plays and endured to carry out for years after that. Henig graduated from Yale University with a diploma in a theater. Braunstein worked in a semiprofessional theater; then he landed a position in “Hair” in Los Angeles after hitchhiking to the metropolis with goals of rock ‘n’ roll stardom.

The two met in 1980 running as Santa’s elves on a commercial. There was a spark between them, but Henig changed into journeying at the time and on the street pretty regularly. Four years later they met again after they had roles in the manufacturing of “Oliver!” starring Patti LuPone. The actor playing Henig’s on-level love hobby become fired, and two days later, Braunstein confirmed as much as updating him.

“When you come in that manner, and you replace anyone who is fired, people get afraid of you because they are probably next on the listing,” Henig said. “So I took him under my wing, and we lived thankfully ever after. The show got horrible reviews, alas.”

Love of travel turned into an enterprise

Around 30 years ago, Braunstein hatched the concept for A-Team Tours. Neither he nor Henig had any experience within the enterprise. However, they each loved to travel and decided to strive out careers as component-time travel marketers.

Longtime Broadway producer Rocco Landesman, then the president of Jujamcyn Theaters (considered one of a handful of corporations that personal maximum Broadway theaters) opened his Rolodex for the duo, Henig stated, and helped get them began with introductions.

“It began to take over our lives, and without a doubt, theater needed to take a lower back seat,” Henig stated.

Tzell chairman Barry Liben was instrumental in assisting A-Team to emerge as what it is nowadays. The couple met him early in their travel careers, and he added them into the Tzell fold. Henig has been with the organization for more than 25 years and has discovered a remarkable deal from Liben, she stated, consisting of the importance of relationships with clients and suppliers.

One of Henig’s favorite elements of the task is seeing a show from its idea of starting a night. Often, she and Braunstein get a name asking for airline tickets, but they don’t know but what it is for, because the show continues to be in development.

Jessica J. Underwood

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