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Blue Man Group Celebrates 25 Years of Percussion, Paint, and Blueness Today

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Playbill's Robert Viagas has this article about the celebration that Blue Man Group has in store for its 25th anniversary. Read below about the performers who began a worldwide phenomenon. 

New Yorkers gazing up at the Empire State Building the evening of November 17 will see it swathed in a familiar shade of blue lighting. The relighting is part of a major milestone for the Off-Broadway production Blue Man Group, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Begun by a trio of Lower East Side street performers, Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton, the music/comedy/technology show began its epic run on this date in 1991 at the Astor Place Theatre (where it has played more than 13,000 performances), and has since spawned companies in 20 countries that have been seen by more than 35 million people. Their show was originally titled Tubes, but now goes just by Blue Man Group.

The milestone is being celebrated with events across the U.S. The New York City Mayor’s Office will temporarily rename Astor Place “Blue Man Way” for the day on November 17. Later this afternoon, Blue Man Group co-founders and original Blue Men Wink, Stanton, and Goldman, along with the current Blue Men, will flip a switch on the Empire State Building, turning the entire building blue... READ MORE

Photograph by Lindsey Best

Source: Playbill