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Blue Man Group

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Blue Man Group is a creative organization centered on a trio of mute performers that present themselves in blue paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing. Friends Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton (collectively referred to as CMP) conceived the idea during the 1980s while in New York City. They began appearing on the streets in Blue Man regalia, entertaining passersby, staging unusual events such as “The Funeral For the 80s”, and short bits in Tom Murrin’s “The Alien Comic’s” underground cabarets in “The CLUB” at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club. Meryl Vladimer, then Artistic Director of “The CLUB,” liked what she saw in their work and commissioned Blue Man Group to create a full-length show. The resulting piece, “TUBES,” took off after Vladimer persuaded The New York Times critic Stephen Holden to review it. Blue Man Group’s popularity continued to snowball, eventually winning CMP an Obie Award and a “Lucille Lortel” Award, which led producers to take the show to off-Broadway. “TUBES” opened in 1991 at the Astor Place Theater. This critically acclaimed show, as well as frequent appearances on The Tonight Show, enabled CMP and Blue Man Group team to open similar productions and expand their concepts into other kinds of performances.

In June of 2007, they expanded to open a theater exclusively for the BMP (formerly Nickelodeon Studios) at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Florida, performing two shows daily.

In 1999, the group released their first audio recording, appropriately titled Audio. Although it contained some of the music from their stage productions, it was less of a soundtrack and more a collection of full-length instrumentals that featured new instruments.

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  • garynotrashcoug

    I discovered the Audio album and was intrigued by it. I later discovered The Complex CD and DVD, but I had no idea of the pervasiveness of their live shows until I saw them at The Venetian in Las Vegas in 2005. Always a pleasure, musically and visually.

    9 Mar 4:48am Reply
  • Hwacha

    People, please stop tagging them as electronic(a). It's all INSTRUMENTAL.

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • vagnermarques88

    Fantástico !

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Macducci

    Cade o grande sucesso deles "Trem Azul" no top 15?

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • RafaeloFratelo

    Viver sem fronteiras.

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MrBiznazty

    That feel when you aren't sure if you're having a seizure or not at the end of the show

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jambroseyeah

    Mushrooms.

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • AndrewDB

    I'm seeing them TONIGHT. Live.. I cannot wait!

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • drbrutality

    nunca he tenido la oportunidad de verlos pero con lo poco que he visto y escuchado me queda decir que son un excelente grupo ya que salen de la monotonía y hacer ver la música desde otro angulo

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • idonotknowme

    People(?) like these make me feel like humanity actually deserves to exist :3

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • zeyyus

    I Just "Blue" Myself

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • panfilip

    they are literally blue, not sad

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • matty_pask

    tobias funke

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • k_nata

    I'm afraid I just blue myself.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ajinkyak

    spoilt white rabbit, but they're quite good otherwise

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • C.H.U.D.

    God forbid someone have an opinion that isn't yours, Mattman.

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Mattman001

    If you don't like BMG, it's because you're deaf... No wait, their stage show is good too... If you don't like BMG, it's because you're probably Helen Keller

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • headgear56

    " Hey, blue man...what should we do about this thing? huh? okay....let it be for now....i get it...i get it guys " ;)

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • iranian-idiot

    LOL @mardgn! That's Funny! Never know Smurfs ever won grammy awards!! or at least existed for real, and for music!! Don't let stupidity Blind you!

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • aride4ever

    Loved the show in orlando

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
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