Open run | 1h 30m | East Village

Blue Man Group

From 1,385 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 (1385)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

95
Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if You want a wild ride. (I saw it three times. Can't say that about any other show.)

Don't see it if You want to sit silently in your seat and watch a play unfold that will infuse you with new ideas and thoughtful ponderings.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy the blue man group

Don't see it if You are not open to new experiences

79
Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you like loud, boisterous, intriguing, original physical humor comedy clowning vaudeville. great for the non-theater lovers in your family.

Don't see it if you prefer a narrative play, deep thoughts, romance or anything other than a very clever clown act.

79
Clever, Delightful, Original, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want something silly, fun, entertaining, want to bring the kids, want to stay downtown, get a discount, enjoy weird theater experiences.

Don't see it if You want an actual play with dialogue, want to think, think silent blue people bobbing their heads are just creepy and will scare the kids

76
Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if Very different fun show

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

70
Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Epic, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a unique performance.

Don't see it if You don't like blue people running around on stage.

70
Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Intense, Quirky

See it if You want a more interactive show.

Don't see it if You want to have a classic night of Broadway.

85
Original, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Unique

See it if you want to see a NYC classic that's very unique and entertaining.

Don't see it if you want a story or more traditional theatre.

88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Original

See it if you allow yourself to just laugh at the antics these people do to entertain you

Don't see it if you don't like the color blue!

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if GOOD SHOW FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Don't see it if DONT LIKE NON VERBAL SHOWS

78
Clever, Engaging, Different

See it if YOU WANT TO SEE A DIFFERENT TWIST ON THINGS.. STILL ENJOYABLE ALTHOUGH NOW A BIT OLD

Don't see it if YOU DO NOT LIKE BEING PART OF THE SHOW.. ESPECIALLY IN FIRST FEW ROWS

70
Cliched, Slow, Indulgent, Dated, Disappointing

See it if If you like drum music and experimental vignettes..Not as interesting as I expected.

Don't see it if You are grossed out by performers catching marshmallows in their mouths, you don't like drumming.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want a great show

Don't see it if you hate music

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if like goofy, off the wall shows that exist for pure entertainment. No thinking required. It's a fun, family show.

Don't see it if have no use for oddball theatre. Spectacle for spectacle's sake.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Original, Riveting

See it if You like unique, fun and exciting theater. It's messy and different, a an interesting experience.

Don't see it if It's totally a unique experience. It may not be your thing. If you don't like non traditional theater, it may not be for you.

80
Dizzying, Original, Quirky, Entertaining, One of a kind

See it if You enjoy seeing different forms of theatrical art.

Don't see it if claustrophobic

80
Must see, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're on a date or entertaining friends/family. This is a great show for a joyous night out. It's pure fun.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional theatrical experience. This is more innovative and singular.

86
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like interactive whimsical shows

Don't see it if You only like classic theater

58
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you like enjoy abstract and boisterous theatrics

Don't see it if you enjoy something more laid back and relaxing

70
Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you want a goofy, colorful night! The Blue Man Group is an absolute gas.

Don't see it if you want a story line. The performance is almost purely physical comedy and there is no overarching plot line.

80
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Riveting

See it if you want to be entertained and see something out of the ordinary.

Don't see it if don't like loud noises or the color blue

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever

See it if You want to give a good time and enjoy creative, non-traditional theater at a low price. (There are many great discounts)

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional theater or do not like shows where not a word is spoken.

47
Disappointing, Slow, Banal, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You like disgusting stuff on stage, like vomiting out biscuits, or if you like to be wrapped up in toilet paper etc.

Don't see it if You don't want to waste your time. Even though I must admit, my 8-year-old daughter loved the show.

94
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if You like comedy, don't mind techno music, flashing lights and want to have a great time

Don't see it if You don't like loud music

81
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Original, Quirky

See it if you're interested in new forms of entertainment and some quirky laughs

Don't see it if you prefer shows with some kind of story or narrative


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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