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Blue Man Group

Exuberantly messy and thunderously noisy, Blue Man Group is a rarity amid on-Strip entertainments, hitting the sweet spot for grown-ups and kids alike.

Uberschall will take the stage at the Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz on Jan. 20.
From the Double Down to the Smith Center: Longtime "Blue Man Group" side-project Uberschall brings avant-garde improv downtown
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Blue Man Group musicians set to perform with Terry Bozio of Missing Persons.
Blue Man Group still making noise
Incomparable show business success story stays relevant by reinventing itself
Monday, December 17, 2012
Big-name performers and well-branded productions may enhance a hotel’s brand on Las Vegas Boulevard, but the simple reality of show business is that true success is measured only in ticket sales. The number of posteriors in the pews at curtain time is what counts most, and the box office can be a harsh judge of talent.
From left to right: former Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman and his showgirls, The Blue Man Group, and founders of Blue Man Group Phil Stanton and Chris Wink on the opening day of their new show at the Monte Carlo, Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012.
Group lands at Monte Carlo from out of the blue
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Blue Man Group literally dropped by its new home on Wednesday, as members of the group took a 7,000-foot parachute leap near the Las Vegas Strip to promote the opening of its new show at the Monte Carlo.
Venetian ties abound at Gaming Hall of Fame ceremony
Monday, October 31, 2011
This year’s induction ceremony for the Gaming Hall of Fame will have a distinctive Venetian flavor. Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will be joined by one of the resort’s entertainment icons, Blue Man Group, in a ceremony and charity dinner Tuesday night benefiting the National Center for Responsible Gaming at the Venetian.
Richie Elliott, left, of Las Vegas and Robert Morshead of Snohomish, Wash., wait outside the drum auditions during open auditions for the Blue Man Group inside the Venetian.
Who will be the next Blue Man?
LAS VEGAS AT LARGE: The Venetian hosts 157, who want to wear paint, drum and not speak a word
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Richie Elliott sat on the floor at the Venetian for more than three hours, nervously tapping a familiar beat against his thighs. Name after name was called as color-changing lights shifted the mood of the theater lobby. He was waiting his turn at Monday’s casting call to become the Blue Man Group’s next Blue Man, along with 156 others.
A look at some who answered the casting call for a new Blue Man drummer
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I came out here to play slots. We’re staying a week. My wife saw an ad for the call on TV and said I should try out. I’ve been a musician since I was 15 years old.
Blue Man Group performs in the Blue Man Group Theater at the Venetian.
Blue Man Group: Blue, but not the blues
REVIEW: Show is loud, spirited, colorful and full of surprises
Monday, January 26, 2009
In the new Vegas, “blue” is synonymous with a curious trio of wordless humanoid aliens, whose playfully ingenious long-running show is nearing four years at the Venetian. Exuberantly messy and thunderously noisy, Blue Man Group is a rarity amid on-Strip entertainments, hitting the sweet spot for grown-ups and kids alike. Announcements to the audience begin scrolling and the increasingly silly instructions get everyone in a chummy mood.
Blue Man Group performers hold up an Allegiant Air sign Tuesday during a promotion to announce a partnership between the troupe and the Las Vegas-based airline.
Blue Man Group taking flight
LOOKING IN ON: TOURISM: Deal between troupe, Allegiant Air gives each visibility on other’s turf
Friday, March 21, 2008
Through an agreement believed to be the first between an airline and an entertainment company, Allegiant Air and Blue Man Group will use each other’s turf to broaden their brands.
The bald truth is 'Blue Man Group' still shines
Friday, October 14, 2005
Where: Venetian's Blue Man Group Theatre.
Uber Time: Away from Blue Man, members of Uberschall find time to play
Friday, January 28, 2005
By his own admission, Jordan Cohen didn't get much accomplished Monday.
Blue Man Group sets date for Venetian move
Friday, September 24, 2004
The cobalt-blue troupe of performers, noted for such oddball talents as playing percussion on plastic tubes, is scheduled to premiere in a new 1,750-seat theater. Its run at the Luxor will end on Sept. 15.
Blue Man Group offers indescribably great time
Friday, May 23, 2003
You leave Luxor Theater after attending a performance of Blue Man Group and wonder what the heck you just saw.
Rhythm and blues: Blue Man Group enters rock arena with CD, tour
Friday, April 25, 2003
"We have a meet and greet after every show, and people always come up and say, When are you going to come to Idaho? You need to come to our town,' " Banks said. "And we never know what to tell them."
Blue Men still drumming up a lot of excitement
Friday, July 26, 2002
"Blue Man Group: Live at Luxor," now in its third year, stands alone as the only production show in a major Strip hotel performing seven days a week and doing 14 shows. The 1,200-seat Luxor Theater was full at the early weekday show we attended. The audience was thoroughly warmed up and involved before the Blue Man Group made its appearance.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Blue Man Group is good, 'illegitimate' theater
Thursday, March 2, 2000
"Blue Man Group: Live at Luxor" is a most unusual entertainment experience. ... Sans dialogue, it is, at times, an assault on all the senses. ... Heavy on percussion, this stimulation of abstract responses was written, directed and produced by Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink, the original Blue Men, who will alternate in shows here with 11 other Blue Men.

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