MAY 29, 2013 (Honolulu, HI) – NETworks Presentations, LLC is pleased to announce that Blue Man Group will make its Hawaii debut on Tuesday, June 18 and play one week of performances at the Blaisdell Concert Hall through June 23. Tickets are on sale now at the Blaisdell Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Walmart Stores and by calling (800) 745-3000. Blue Man Group is presented in Honolulu by Broadway In Hawaii.
The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites.
The new sound, set, and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact 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.
It’s impossible to say definitively why Blue Man Group has become such a cultural phenomenon, but the reasons for its universal popularity are plentiful. The show is a contemporary and timeless comedic piece, performed by three silent, bald-and-blue characters who engage in a variety of set pieces ranging fromprimitive to sophisticated that combine music, comedy, science, technology and mind-boggling creativity. Just as in vaudeville of yore, there is something on the bill for everyone.
“In order to create a touring version of our theatrical production, we knew we had a creative challenge to tackle,” says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton. “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 the Blue Man himself. We think we have finally figured it out, and hopefully we will accomplish our goal, which is always to help audience members reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”
Tickets are on sale now at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including all Walmart Stores and by calling (800) 745-3000. For more information visit www.broadwayinhawaii.com.
About NETWORKS Presentations
Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 45 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot The Musical, Blue Man Group National Tour, Elf The Musical, Flashdance the Musical, The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical and National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse touring the U.S.
About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group (www.blueman.com) is a multinational media and entertainment company with theatrical and digital media operations across four continents, permanent live performance installations in seven cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada, as well as a highly acclaimed show on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic.
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 www.blueman.com.
About The Blaisdell Concert Hall
The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall is Hawaii’s premier performing arts theater for the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theatre. Broadway productions such as Beauty and the Beast, RIVERDANCE, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, RENT, Miss Saigon, Chicago, CATS and other national touring shows have performed here. Thismagnificent theater seats, 2,158 people in luxurious comfort. With continental seating a proscenium stage and modern lighting and sound systems, the Concert Hall can also be used for plenary sessions, symposiums and other large meetings.
About Broadway In Hawaii / MagicSpace Entertainment
Broadway In Hawaii has been presenting the very best touring Broadway productions at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall and the historic Hawaii Theater since 1999, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the ever-popular musical CATS, Irish dance phenomenon RIVERDANCE, the world’s favorite musical WICKED and most recently the Broadway Beatles tribute Experience the Beatles with RAIN. Over the next few seasons, we hope to present more long overdue, topquality shows in Honolulu.