Blue Man Group Makes London Bow Nov. 14

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London is about to get its first taste of The Blue Man Group, a phenomenon that has spread from Off-Broadway in New York to Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Berlin and Toronto.

The show at the New London Theatre is high on concept, low on narrative and features three mute, blue skinned alien-like men who discover the delights of modern art, rock music and humor.

New for the London show is a sequence in which the blue trio’s heads are replaced by television sets each showing a Blue Man’s face. To the characteristically fast beat of Blue Man music, the heads appear to wobble and bang against the inside of the sets. The stunt replaces a section in previous Blue Man Group productions in which a dead fish is viewed as art.

The question concerning BMG founders and long-time friends Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman, is whether the blue men can conquer London as successfully as previous venues where, once opened, BMG has never closed.

Advance ticket sales for the show, currently booking until Feb. 19, should be helped by the appearance of BMG on the Royal Variety Performance, which will be aired to British television audiences Dec. 11.

Goldman, who with his co-founders started BMG as a pavement experience in New York, commented, "The chance to share the stage with such talented and diverse artists at such a renowned event as the Royal Variety Performance is one we had to grab." For more information call (0)870 890 0141.

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