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October 25, 2016

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Blue Man Group

Exuberantly messy and thunderously noisy, Blue Man Group is a rarity amid on-Strip entertainments, hitting the sweet spot for grown-ups and kids alike.

The Blue Man Group performs in an undated handout image. Ian Pai, who build sets and composed some of the troupe's original music, contends that he has been underpaid in royalties for decades and has filed a lawsuit seeking at least $150 million.
Musician sues Blue Man Group in royalties case
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Blue Man Group, whose shows feature a trio of mute, alienesque, marshmallow-tossing, percussion-thumping bald and painted characters, has grown from its beginnings in the 1980s New York performance art scene to a global brand that has entertained more than 35 million people. Now, one of its earliest artistic and musical collaborators is suing the company and its three founders ...
Alex Goude and his “Twisted Vegas” cast arrive Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Westgate Las Vegas.
‘Twisted Vegas’ halted at Westgate; Lionel Richie marks ‘crazy’ start at Axis
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
On Sunday, Lionel Richie was justifiably impressed by audience reaction to a show on the Strip — his own. “The crowd, last night, was crazy,” Richie said before taking the stage to close ...
Jason Mackenroth spent eight years with Blue Man Group, finishing his run Christmas Eve. He died of prostate cancer Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016.
Life of longtime Blue Man Group musician Jason Mackenroth to be celebrated Thursday
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
That time-honored saying about never missing a beat applied to Jason Mackenroth. He held fast to his characteristics of precision and personal power until the end of his life, which ended Jan. 3 after a battle with prostate cancer. ...
Blue Man Group returns to the Luxor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
At Luxor, Blue Man Group fulfills expectations by filling its new room
Monday, November 23, 2015
Luxor, the pointy resort, is where Blue Man Group spent five successful and substantive years before being turned loose just as MGM Mirage (now MGM Resorts) took over hotel operations ...
Blue Man Group returns to the Luxor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Review: Brash Blue Man Group turns up noise, gale-force winds
Monday, November 23, 2015
There’s no question the new Blue Man Group show back in its Luxor home is a sensory experience. It’s not just them pounding on PVC pipes or beating big drums. It’s not just the fiery, ferocious two-band sections going full belt on upper-stage risers.
Blue Man Group returns to the Luxor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Q+A: Blue Man Group’s renovated Luxor theater includes top technology, windstorm
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Blue Man Group has defied logic and triumphed around the world. Now after a 15-year run here at several Strip theaters, they have moved back to their original Luxor home with a whole new look in a newly renovated theater.
Blue Man Group returns to the Luxor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
BMG bananas at new Luxor venue; Life to be resurrected as Foundry Hall at SLS
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau is the food court at Luxor, just a Twinkie toss from Blue Man Group Theater. This is the former home of Jabbawockeez, built for them, in fact, and is now overtaken by BMG in a series of recent venue and production shifts ...
Alan Ritchson, a Blue Man and Joe Jonas at Blue Man Group in Monte Carlo for “I Can Do That” on NBC.
BMG, Jabbawockeez shuffle involves Beacher’s Madhouse; Recycled Percussion adds ‘V’ to schedule
Monday, June 22, 2015
We now understand that Blue Man Group is to move out of Monte Carlo and into the theater currently occupied by Jabbawockeez at Luxor, likely in August ...
Alan Ritchson, a Blue Man and Joe Jonas at Blue Man Group in Monte Carlo for “I Can Do That” on NBC.
Something Blue is brewing at Monte Carlo; venue-shuffling action with Frankie Moreno, YBR, Lon Bronson
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The buzz is strong, and it’s been relatively sudden, about the activity at the Monte Carlo. Reported elsewhere is the fact that the hotel is due for some high measure of rebranding.
Uberschall will take the stage at the Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz on Jan. 20.
From the Double Down to the Smith Center: Longtime "Blue Man Group" side-project Uberschall brings avant-garde improv downtown
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Blue Man Group musicians set to perform with Terry Bozio of Missing Persons.
Blue Man Group still making noise
Incomparable show business success story stays relevant by reinventing itself
Monday, December 17, 2012
Big-name performers and well-branded productions may enhance a hotel’s brand on Las Vegas Boulevard, but the simple reality of show business is that true success is measured only in ticket sales. The number of posteriors in the pews at curtain time is what counts most, and the box office can be a harsh judge of talent.
From left to right: former Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman and his showgirls, The Blue Man Group, and founders of Blue Man Group Phil Stanton and Chris Wink on the opening day of their new show at the Monte Carlo, Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012.
Group lands at Monte Carlo from out of the blue
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Blue Man Group literally dropped by its new home on Wednesday, as members of the group took a 7,000-foot parachute leap near the Las Vegas Strip to promote the opening of its new show at the Monte Carlo.
Venetian ties abound at Gaming Hall of Fame ceremony
Monday, October 31, 2011
This year’s induction ceremony for the Gaming Hall of Fame will have a distinctive Venetian flavor. Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will be joined by one of the resort’s entertainment icons, Blue Man Group, in a ceremony and charity dinner Tuesday night benefiting the National Center for Responsible Gaming at the Venetian.
Richie Elliott, left, of Las Vegas and Robert Morshead of Snohomish, Wash., wait outside the drum auditions during open auditions for the Blue Man Group inside the Venetian.
Who will be the next Blue Man?
LAS VEGAS AT LARGE: The Venetian hosts 157, who want to wear paint, drum and not speak a word
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Richie Elliott sat on the floor at the Venetian for more than three hours, nervously tapping a familiar beat against his thighs. Name after name was called as color-changing lights shifted the mood of the theater lobby. He was waiting his turn at Monday’s casting call to become the Blue Man Group’s next Blue Man, along with 156 others.
A look at some who answered the casting call for a new Blue Man drummer
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I came out here to play slots. We’re staying a week. My wife saw an ad for the call on TV and said I should try out. I’ve been a musician since I was 15 years old.