Blue Man Group Biography
Last updated: 07/27/2011 12:00:00 PM
Blue Man Group is a creative organization dedicated to creating exciting and innovative work in a wide variety of media.
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. People from all over the world, from all walks of life and from all age groups have become fans of Blue Man Group's show in New York, Boston, Chicago and Las Vegas. Blue Man Group recently announced plans to open a fifth theatrical production in Berlin in May, 2004.
Blue Man Group is also known for its unique style of music which is played on a variety of invented instruments. Blue Man Group's 1999 debut album, AUDIO was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category. One reviewer called it "a glorious wall of sound."
Blue Man Group released their highly anticipated second album, The Complex, which served as a bit of a departure for the enigmatic performers. Aided by some of today’s most intriguing vocalists, Blue Man Group has moved beyond the instrumental category. While writing The Complex, Blue Man Group simultaneously created a state-of-the-art rock show that captures the themes and mood of the album. The Complex Rock Tour has been hailed as “awesome musicianship enhanced by unadulterated good humor and fun” by The Chicago Sun-Times.
In addition to live shows and music, Blue Man Group has created installations, "happenings," "unusual ads," and a number of television-specific performances for "The Tonight Show," several of which were nominated for Emmy awards.