Blue Man Group
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This experimental theatre group was founded in 1987 by Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink. Performing in skullcaps and uniform black clothing and with their skin painted blue, the trio started off as a guerrilla theatre act on Manhattan sidewalks before establishing themselves on New Yorks underground performance art scene. Mixing theatre, vaudeville and percussive music with a healthy dose of audience participation, the trio broke through with their production Tubes, which was premiered in 1991 and has since played throughout America. They appear regularly on The Tonight Show, feature in self-written advertising slots for Intel, and even perform regularly in Las Vegas. They also oversee the running of the lucrative Blue Man Group Productions, which among many other things hires casting experts to recruit new Blue Men to fulfil the troupes demanding schedule. The creation of the trios unique music involves a bizarre collection of...