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Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group (BMG for short) is a creative organization centered around three mute individuals that present themselves in blue makeup and gray jumpsuits. Friends Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton (collectively referred to as CMP) conceived of the idea during the 1980s while in New York City. They began appearing on the streets in Blue Man regalia, entertaining passersby and staging unusual events such as "The Funeral For the 80's." Interest gradually snowballed to the opening of a full theatrical act in 1991 located in the Astor Palace Theater. This critically acclaimed show, as well as frequent appearances on "The Tonight Show," enabled CMP and the Blue Man Group team to open similar productions and expand their concepts into other kinds of performances.

Table of contents
1 Theatrical Productions
2 Music and Tours
3 Advertisements
4 Discography
5 Videography
6 External Links

Theatrical Productions

BMG's theatrical acts incorporate rock music (with an emphasis on drumming), odd props, audience participation, sophisticated lighting, and large amounts of (recycled) paper. It is also noted for having a "poncho section" of the audience; in the front rows, audience members are supposed to wear plastic ponchos in order to protect from various foods, substances, paints, and so on which get thrown, ejected, or sprayed from the stage. The shows are family-oriented, humorous, energetic and often employ thought-provoking satire on modern life.

It is highly recommended that one not arrive late to a performance.

List of Theatrical Productions

Music and Tours

As the shows evolved, BMG developed a set of custom
musical instruments, many designed from the observation that PVC pipes make an interesting noise when struck. In 1999, the group released their first audio recording, appropriately called Audio. It was less of a soundtrack and more a collection of full length instrumentals that featured the new instruments. The group and participated in Moby's Area2 tour in 2002, giving a more rock-oriented performance than found in the theatrical shows. Songs developed during this tour appeared on 2003's The Complex. Unlike it's predecessor, The Complex featured a variety of vocalists including Tracy Bonham, Dave Matthews, Gavin Rossdale and Venus Hum. The record spawned its own 1993 tour, the first headlined by BMG. The tour cleverly deconstructed the traditional rock concert experience and was later chronicled on DVD.


When Blue Man Group was still based in New York, they ran a variety of fake advertisements in the Village Voice.
Supply details here.

The group achieved widespread visibility when they appeared in an Intel advertising campaign.



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