Open run | 1h 30m | East Village

Blue Man Group

From 1,382 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Quirky

About the show

The "blue men's" nonverbal performance explores themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint. Comedy, music, and paint collide in a circus of imagination. More…

Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining.”


Member Reviews (1382)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Quirky
82
Avg Score

60
Dated, Banal, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you know what you're getting into.

Don't see it if you don't like performance pieces.

20
Boring, Overrated

See it if You like the drums or weird visuals

Don't see it if You are expecting any type of storyline or any speaking or singing. This is pretty much a drum show with some odd visuals and blue men.

85
Fun, Delightful, Clever, Original, Quirky

See it if You like silly humor. There’s some fun talent here too. Sort of clown like but with an edge. Fun for all ages.

Don't see it if You're looking for any kind of serious content. There’s no story, just gags but they do entertain.

Also I just saw this show again after 20 years and WOW what a pleasant surp... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Original

See it if You want a fun and quirky night out.

Don't see it if you want a story.

87
Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if it brought the beginning to this kind of genre in the theater. been playing since the early 90 s. It is funny, intense at times and creative

Don't see it if you don't like the fast pace, the audience participation, the and the sometimes stupidness of the show.

68
Enduring, Quirky, Percussive, Silly, Mildly-entertaining

See it if you've never seen this innocuous, mostly childish show (with glimpses of wit) that's blue in color only. [It's neither sad nor bawdy.]

Don't see it if you suffer from cyanophobia; you hate audience participation; you've seen this once-ubiquitous cerulean troupe before, as little has changed

Also No point or plot, but plenty of drums, projectiles, spit-takes, strobe... Read more Read less

78
Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained. You like audience participation. You want escapism.

Don't see it if You want a show with a plot & characters. You hate audience participation. You want a show with emotional depth.You want issues & tissues.

70
Wet, Messy, Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for something relatively mind-numbing and different with no narrative, or enjoy shows with lots of audience participation.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional theatre, or don't want gross gunk sprayed all over you (if you're in the first few rows).

Also I was in the first row and had this wet banana fake vomit shot right i... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like clowning and percussion music.

Don't see it if You have no interest in interacting with other audience members and/or actors.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Original

See it if Great for all ages. Different from anything else you've ever seen. Worth seeing

Don't see it if You prefer shows with a storyline.

80
Clever, Funny, Original, Quirky, Fun

See it if you are into mindless fun. Non-verbal communication translates into sight gags and silliness of many kinds.

Don't see it if you are afraid of mimes.

70
Silly, Quirky, Funny, Fast pace

See it if It is a very creative show, fast pace and funny.

Don't see it if Its face pace, audience is involved and not meaning.

Also The reason I score it 70, is all around me everybody was laughing havi... Read more Read less

66
Ambitious

See it if you like a creative show with interaction with your neighbour. Stay for the bathroom tissue.

Don't see it if you don't like the colour blue.

71
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if I liked this show. It is not a play, more an unusual musical circus act.

Don't see it if You are looking for plot or character. There is none.

70
Entertaining

See it if Very different type of entertainment. No plot or characters but men in blue doing unusual things. Never boring!

Don't see it if You like a serious dignified show.

40
Excruciating, Dated, Humor is juvenile, Disappointing

See it if you're w prepubescent kids who like gross-out humor & too long sight gags. Only the drumming is inspired/fun. Wish there'd been more of that

Don't see it if Want sophisticated theater, are claustrophobic, don't like having food spit at you, hate loud noises/strobes, expect more musicality.

Also I first saw this years ago & (mis)remembered it as fun. My tastes have... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love life! Try to take a young child, their enthusiasm is infectious!! Even if you need a lift you'll get into it.

Don't see it if You're truly a miserable person that can't be helped.

80
Fun, Family-friendly, Quirky

See it if you're looking for a fun show that doesn't require any intellectual commitment. Perfect for families.

Don't see it if you want a show with a plot or if you're as petrified of potential audience participation as I am.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if You like to try something new. It was very entertaining and funny. I enjoyed the visuals. The painting was great. Amazing stuff with paint.

Don't see it if You can't step outside the box. You don't like different.

85
Must-see / very entertaining, Excellent use of small stage / great visuals (camera work), Hysterical / family fun for all, Great music / excellent musicians, Surprising / dazzling / clever / edgy / intense

See it if you'd enjoy something "new", different, LOUD, exciting, w/4th-wall obliteration & non-stop fun surprises (was told we saw one new segment).

Don't see it if you want highbrow theater. This is no-thinking, let-loose, hysterical high-jinks fun. Like Fuerza Bruta, it's an incredible live experience.

Also This freaking mess. Had never seen it before...... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Fun

See it if you enjoy an evening that is thoroughly unpretentious fun. Cute gimmicks and very talented cast made this totally enjoyable.

Don't see it if you would prefer a serious drama, glitzy musical or classic Shakespeare. This isn't it; this is just fun!

79
Creative, Entertaining, Superb performances, Phenomenal "effects", Visually outstanding

See it if you like visually stunning effects, amazing and outrageous performances, off-beat humor, subtle satire and audience participation.

Don't see it if you dislike loud noise, some purposefully disgusting "bits," non-traditional format and no dialog whatsoever.

60
Absorbing, Entertaining, Banal, Dizzying

See it if you never saw it before. good for all ages

Don't see it if you want a storyline

75
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if All your friends have seen it. You should too.

Don't see it if Noisy shows annoy you.

75
Clever, Original, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you are in touch with your inner tween, you enjoy extremely creative silliness, you want to take your niece and be the "cool" aunt.

Don't see it if you have issues with viscous fluids.


July 28th, 2005
"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."
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September 28th, 1999
"An electronic "zipper" with moving red letters sends messages of greetings to the audience, who begin to hoot and holler; some stamp their feet. Drumbeats, like rhythmic thunder, signal the beginning of you know not what, and this most extraordinary and inventive show explodes."
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July 5th, 2005
"What is “Blue Man Group”?  The simple answer is that it’s 90 minutes of non-stop fun. The more complicated answer is that it’s a kind of techno-psychedelic neo-vaudeville performance art that is also a satire of performance art.  Percussion, painting, videos, eating and spitting out, mime and au...
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