A worldwide phenomenon where comedy, music, and paint collide in a circus of the imagination.
With origins in circus, Blue Man Group uses nonverbal performance paired with rhythm and drumming (and lots of paint), visuals, large and small scale audience participation, comedy, technology and marshmallows to create a high octane, colorful performance that is difficult to categorize.
The Blue Man Group has performed in 25 countries to rave reviews.
The show has been a staple of Off-Broadway for over 30 years. It opened at the Astor Place Theatre in 1991 and has played over 16,000 performances.
"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."
"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."
"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 audience participation are all involved."