Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 17, the first euphoric and historic Blue Man Group performance took place at the Astor Place Theatre in New York. In honor of the occasion, Blue Man Group is celebrating with a series of special events nationwide.
Kicking off the celebrations Blue Man Group at Luxor Hotel and Casino received a Key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak in a presentation at the Blue Man Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino on November 14. Blue Man Group has performed on the famed Las Vegas Strip for more than 10,000 shows.
Blue Man Group’s wax figures also made their debut at Madame Tussauds in Times Square on Wednesday. The figures, never before featured at the attraction’s New York location, will remain for fans to interact with through Dec. 24, 2016. Other New York events were scheduled, including the lighting of the Empire State Building in blue.
Today, local governments from locations around the country home to Blue Man Group’s permanent theatrical productions (Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago and New York) officially declared Nov. 17 as “Blue Man Group Day”.
Friday Blue Man Group will perform on NBC’s TODAY Show. The group will debut newly invented instruments and their latest wearable video technology during a performance of “Hex Suit” from their latest album, THREE.
The events are just one part of what has been a year-long celebration throughout 2016. As part of the 25th the group released a new studio album, THREE; first-ever book, Blue Man World; launched a new VIP Experience at the show’s Universal Orlando Resort production; held autism-friendly shows around the country; held the first-ever Las Vegas Drum-Off Competition; embarked on a World Tour and more.