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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.

Blue Man Group performs at the Monte Carlo October 21, 2013.
Blue Man Group is bought by Cirque du Soleil, with plans to expand
Thursday, July 6, 2017
For almost 30 years, Blue Man Group has pervaded pop culture around the world with its eclectic, nonverbal percussive performances, zany lights and comedic movements. (OK, fine. Dancing.) And of course, there is the blue body paint from head to toe. Now, the Blue Men are joining the circus ...
From left, Chris Wink, Philip Stanton and Matt Goldman, co-founders of the Blue Man Group, pose at their rehearsal space in New York on Nov. 17, 2016. With an audience of some 2 million a year, the Blue Man Group phenomenon is indisputably mainstream, but they never saw themselves as avant-garde, anyway. “We look at it like we tapped into something deep and universal and profound,” Wink said.
How blue turned to green: Blue Man Group at 25 years
Sunday, December 4, 2016
They are bald, blue and earless. They do not talk. They play with their food (and their paint), perform wild music on instruments of their own devising and are the centerpiece of an international entertainment empire with 550 full- and part-time employees and annual revenues of $100 million. But perhaps the most striking thing about the men of Blue Man Group is how ...
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.