Blue Man Group Will Make a Splash in New National Tour

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Blue Man Group, the other-worldly actors with a penchant for paint and percussion, will tour in a new theatrical production set to premiere in the fall, NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions announced on Feb. 8.

Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production of the troupe's show to tour North America. (There have been regional sitdowns.) The new touring show will feature classic Blue Man moments "as well as brand new content that will delight audiences and fans young and old."

Tour cities and dates will be announced soon.

Blue Man Group on tour, according to the producers, "will also feature a new physical design that centers around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen to create an entirely new visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation."

The hard-to-describe live experience of Blue Man Group is characterized this way: "Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. Blue Man Group is accompanied by a live band whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax."

"NETworks is thrilled to produce this tour," NETworks CEO Kenneth H. Gentry said in a statement. "Blue Man Group complements our touring roster by adding a new level of entertainment with its combination of theatricality and multiple-medium performance art." "People may ask why it's taken more than 20 years for us to mount a theatrical tour," says Blue Man co-founder Matt Goldman. “The answer is simple: We wanted to get it right. As we prepare to bring our show to new audiences across the country, we needed to make sure we incorporated all of the knowledge we have gained over the years to make the most entertaining and emotionally powerful production ever."

Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin and Zurich with the re-opening of the Japan show scheduled for spring 2010.

Blue Man Group also plays the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line.

An upcoming Blue Man Group IMAX film, "Blue Man Group: Mind Blast," is slated to arrive in theatres in 2011.

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