Blue Man Group Brings It to the Next Level
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“Many of our audience’s favorite passages, including ‘Paint Drumming’ and ‘Gum Balls/Marshmallows’ will continue to be a part of the production,” says co-founder Stanton. “And, yes, the first few rows still will need to wear ponchos. But we have developed some brand new elements of the show that provide a larger-than-life, rousing, interactive experience.”
Adds Wink, “We’ve taken our most dynamic audience interactions and specifically put them in the venues with the most direct interaction with the Blue Men. We like to call it ‘alternative Broadway’ -- a synthesis of our intimate Off-Broadway roots with the spectacle we created for our larger shows.”
Bottom line: Awesome new additions guarantee to tantalize even the most laidback pre- and post-teens.
“The heart of our show is, and always has been, the Blue Man and his inquisitive, wide-eyed take on the world,” says Wink. “Our team of artists at Blue Man Productions has created fun, even astounding new visual aspects of the show, and our music team has given us a great new sound.”
Countdown to Fun
Every week the Blue Men go through…
• 280 feet of hose for tubes that drop from the ceiling towards the end of the show
• 40 drum heads (approximately) used onstage and by band during the show
• 550 feet worth of PVC piping (PVC tubed instruments)
• 10 gallons of egg-based tempera paint
• 360 pounds of (inedible, sorry) Jello
• 15 pounds of Cap’n Crunch
• 100 cakes of blue makeup and 36 bald caps
• 75 loads of laundry
• 45 drumsticks (more or less)
• 30 boxes of Twinkie Lights
• 640 marshmallows (45 per show)
• 141 miles of paper (55 rolls per show)
…and believe it or not, it only takes nine amazing crew members to run the show, from wardrobe to props to video and sound).
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Details on the Show
What: Blue Man Group
Where: Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette Street
Ages: 8 and older; no children younger than 5 admitted
Tickets: 800-BLUEMAN (800-258-3626) or Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787; ticketmaster.com; and for groups of 15 or more, 212-260-8993
$85 for main floor and mezzanine; $99 premium seats in the center orchestra; $95 “poncho” seats for those who want to be close to the action in the first few rows; and $75 for select limited-view seats
More Info: blueman.com