Dressed entirely in black with bald heads, faces, and hands thoroughly painted blue, the Blue Man Group produces a musical and theatrical show that is unlike any other. Founded in 1988 by Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton, the original Blue Men performed in various places around Manhattan until the artistic director of a New York club saw their work and commissioned them to put together a full-length show. The resulting show, “Tubes,” was so favorably received, it opened as an off-Broadway performance in 1991.
The Blue Man Group has since expanded to become an organization with permanent residencies in seven cities in addition to a continuing theatrical tour of the United States and Canada. Wink, Goldman, and Stanton started the group as a way to express their shared interest in art, music, technology, and the inspiration of creativity in others, and Blue Man Group performances now continue to cover topics that range from human sight to how to be a rock star—of course, always supported by entertaining music and theatrics .
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With “Tubes” still playing in the same theatre in New York where it all started, it’s hard to deny the staying power of the Blue Man Group’s unique brand of performance art. The New York Times explains that “Despite its ubiquity, the Blue Man Group retains a certain mystery, which is part of its appeal. It’s almost impossible to describe ‘Tubes’ in a few sentences. It’s one of the only long-running hits that audiences will see for the first time without really knowing what to expect.”
And if you have never seen the Blue Man Group perform before, then you are in for a treat. It’s a show that the whole family can enjoy, so pick up your discounted Blue Man Group tickets and get ready for an experience that you won’t forget.