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Blue Man Group

September 13, 2010 05:30 ET

Blue Man Group Launches Nationwide Theatrical Tour for 2010-2011 Season

First Ever Theatrical Tour Debuts New Material Alongside Signature Favorites

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2010) - NETworks Presentations, LLC announces the first ever Blue Man Group theatrical tour, currently teching in Fayetteville, AR, and opening in Dallas, Texas on September 14. Tickets and schedule are available at http://www.blueman.com/nationaltour.

The theatrical tour features the "latest and greatest" material created by the ever-evolving Blue Man Group, highlighted by Blue Man favorites. Chris Wink, Blue Man Group Co-Founder, says, "We can't wait to show the country what we've been working on. This show combines Vegas-sized production values and spectacle with the intimate Off-Broadway experience for which we are best known."

The new sound, set and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, visual experience -- "Alternative-Broadway" for Broadway houses across the nation.

"We love the fact that we've been referred to as 'Alt-Broadway,'" says Co-Founder Phil Stanton, "because, we've never quite fit into one particular category. We're part rock concert, part theatre show; part Las Vegas, part New York. Our show is really more about the collective experience of the audience. It's about all of us embracing a sense of wonder and discovery, and celebrating together rather than passively viewing a performance."

Blue Man Group is best known for their various multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men. The original OBIE-award winning Off-Broadway production led to a variety of productions world-wide, including the Olivier Award-winning London production and many long-running productions across the US. As the company develops new projects and encounters new technology, the theatrical show continues to evolve. According to Chris Wink, this is a necessity, "The Blue Man character is naturally curious, he is constantly observing the world we live in and celebrating everything from the silly to the sublime. Our world is in a constant state of change, and as it changes, the Blue Man can't help but respond to it."

About NETworks Presentations
NETworks Presentations, LLC (Producer). Founded in 1995 by Kenneth Gentry, Seth Wenig and Scott Jackson, NETworks has produced and managed over 70 national and international touring productions. Previous productions: Oliver!; Little Women starring Maureen McGovern; Jekyll & Hyde; Kiss of the Spiderwoman; Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson; Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall; The Light in the Piazza; My Fair Lady co-produced with Cameron Mackintosh; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!; Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake; Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Annie; Hairspray; The Wizard of Oz and many others. Joining returning hits Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Young Frankenstein, and the Lincoln Center's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific this season are Joyful Noise's production of Handel's Messiah Rocks, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, Blue Man Group National Tour and The New 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables.

About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for its widely popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.

Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Tokyo & on tour throughout Europe that will bring the show to Stockholm and Vienna this fall.

Audiences have multiple opportunities to discover Blue Man Group through the scope and variety of its creative projects, including:

  • Blue Man Group's headlining performance on the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line -- the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group
  • Blue Man Group family-focused educational projects, including a touring Children's Museum exhibit, "Making Waves" and the nationwide "Invent an Instrument" contest launching in October 2010
  • An upcoming Blue Man Group IMAX film, "Blue Man Group: Mind Blast," which gives the Blue Man an entirely new environment to explore, slated to arrive in theatres in 2011

As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Learn more at www.blueman.com.

NATIONAL TOUR ROUTE
2010-2011

FROM TO CITY
September 2, 2010 - September 11, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE, AR
September 14, 2010 - September 26, 2010 DALLAS, TX
September 28, 2010 - October 3, 2010 DAYTON, OH
October 5, 2010 - October 17, 2010 CLEVELAND, OH
October 19, 2010 - October 24, 2010 HERSHEY, PA
October 26, 2010 - October 31, 2010 HARTFORD, CT
November 2, 2010 - November 7, 2010 BALTIMORE, MD
November 9, 2010 - November 10, 2010 PADUCAH, KY
November 12, 2010 - November 14, 2010 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
November 16, 2010 - November 21, 2010 NASHVILLE, TN
November 22, 2010 - November 23, 2010 DANVILLE, KY
November 26, 2010 - November 28, 2010 PALM DESERT, CA
December 7, 2010 - December 19, 2010 DENVER, CO
December 22, 2010 - January 2, 2011 PHILADELPHIA, PA
January 4, 2011 - January 6, 2011 WAUSAU, WI
January 7, 2011 - January 8, 2011 PEORIA, IL
January 10, 2011 - January 12, 2011 KNOXVILLE, TN
January 14, 2011 - January 16, 2011 NEWPORT NEWS, VA
January 18, 2011 - January 23, 2011 ATLANTA, GA
January 25, 2011 - January 27, 2011 CEDAR FALLS, IA
January 28, 2011 - January 30, 2011 LINCOLN, NE
February 1, 2011 - February 2, 2011 BLOOMINGTON, IN
February 4, 2011 - February 6, 2011 PORTLAND, ME
February 8, 2011 - February 10, 2011 MISSISSAUGA,ONTARIO
February 11, 2011 - February 13, 2011 SCRANTON, PA
February 15, 2011 - February 16, 2011 KALAMAZOO, MI
February 22, 2011 - February 27, 2011 AUSTIN, TX
March 1, 2011 - March 2, 2011 WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
March 4, 2011 - March 6, 2011 PROVIDENCE, RI
March 9, 2011 - March 13, 2011 HOUSTON, TX
March 15, 2011 - March 20, 2011 DURHAM, NC
April 5, 2011 - April 10, 2011 WILMINGTON, DE
April 12, 2011 - April 17, 2011 SCHENECTADY, NY
April 19, 2011 - April 24, 2011 CHARLOTTE, NC
April 27, 2011 - April 28, 2011 EL PASO, TX
April 29, 2011 - May 1, 2011 TUCSON, AZ
May 10, 2011 - May 15, 2011 ANCHORAGE, AK
May 24, 2011 - June 19, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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