This avant-garde collective began fifteen years ago as a trio of blue-faced New York street performers, which has now burgeoned into a five hundred strong multimillion -dollar franchise. They have achieved renown across the USA for their experimental theatrical productions, which combine percussive music, art, science, and vaudeville.
After performing for free in open-mic comedy slots the colourful threesome (Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton, Chris Wink) were offered financing to enable them to graduate to an off-Broadway production. After an incredible 1,285 successive shows without respite as a three-piece, the group expanded to allow the Blue Man experience to also set up home in Boston, Chicago, and most recently Las Vegas.
Their goal of reclaiming performance art for the masses by adding a childlike stupidity to proceedings has not entirely removed the pretensions associated with the genre. This is only to be expected when the group claim to be inspired by Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism, Pink Floyd and Buster Keaton.