Dec 7, 2011
NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new theatrical touring production will stop at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleansfor eight performances from Tuesday, January 31 to Sunday, February 5, 2012. Tickets are om sale now at the Mahalia Jackson Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations.
Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its Megastar arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production to tour North America. The theatrical tour features classic Blue Man moments as well as brand new content.
Blue Man Group on tour also features a new physical design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen creating an entirely new visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation.
The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for 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 blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.
“Until now, we have never mounted a touring version of our theatrical production,” says Blue Man Group co-founder Philip Stanton. “The main reason for this is we needed to find a way to transform theatres of all shapes and sizes into spaces in which the Blue Man can intimately connect with the audience, where the audience can become engaged with the spirit of the show and of the Blue Man himself. We think we have finally figured it out, and an audience member in a theatre that seats 4,500 people or so will now be able to enjoy the same intimate experience that might be had in one of our smaller theatres. Our goal with this production, as with all of our productions, is to help audience members reconnect with their own sense of discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”
“The Mahalia Jackson Theater is thrilled to be included on the Blue Man Group theatrical tour. The show is a wildly different form of entertainment combining music, comedy and multimedia to entertain the entire family,” said David Skinner, general manager of Arts Center Enterprises which manages the Mahalia Jackson Theater. “This show offers something for every audience regardless of cultural background or age.”
Schedule and Tickets
The eight performances of Blue Man Group are scheduled from Tuesday, January 31 – Sunday, February 5, 2012. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 2 at 11 a.m.
For more information on tickets, visit BroadwayInNewOrleans.com or the Mahalia Jackson Box Office. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster locations or via phone at 800-982-2787 (ARTS). Group discounts for 15 or more are available by calling 504-287-0372.
About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly 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, and on tour throughout the U.S and Canada.
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” Blue Man Group’s original music, including the Grammy®-nominated “Audio”, as well as four additional albums, and numerous scoring projects for film, TV and commercials Blue Man Group’s multiple performances on popular television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Regis & Kelly; and unique storylines in “Scrubs” and “Arrested Development”.
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 Blueman.com.
The Mahalia Jackson Theater is located in Armstrong Park at 801 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Information on the Broadway Across America – New Orleans series and venue policies and accommodations may be obtained online at MahaliaJacksonTheater.com. Group Sales information is available at 504-287-0372. Box Office information is available at 504-287-0351.