Blue Man Group: Uncover the Rhythmic Ruckus

March 25, 2022

Blue Man Group: Uncover the Rhythmic Ruckus That Has Impacted Over 35 Million People


The anticipation is rising as theater-goers, and art enthusiasts, await Broadway Utica’s upcoming premiere of Blue Man Group at the Stanley Theatre on April 4th & 5th. 

An absurdly wondrous blend of music, painting, science, and technology, the Blue Man Group comes to Utica ready to bring the audience to its feet. A physical comedy, filled with music, one-of-a-kind percussion instruments, and non-verbal storytelling, the Blue Man Group adheres to the audience’s sense of childlike wonder. But, before you take a seat, Broadway Utica would like to offer a few fun facts that lay beyond the strange, bald, blue men that have kept marshmallows flying since 1991. 

History of the ‘Blue Man Group’

The Blue Man Group is the origination of three friends, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton, and Matt Goldman, who made a life-defining decision to change how the world looked at art. Determined to create an artistic tribute that evoked emotion and left a lasting impression, The Blue Man Group was intended to speak to those who understood and shied away from art. 

Somewhere within this creative surge, the bald, blue character was born. However, the blue man wasn’t exactly welcomed by the theater community. Still, the friends pushed forward, seeking out small venues around New York City that would allow the blue man to succeed or fail on its own accord. Gradually word got out about the zany, character and curious theater-goers voyaged to see the ‘odd, blue man’ filling up shows. Those voyages resulted in a moving performance that inspired guests and led to numerous accolades and awards.

The Blue Man Group became the face for campaigns, like Intel, and went on to appear on hit shows like The Tonight Show, Arrested Development, Ellen, Schlag den Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan), and Caldeirão do Huck (Brasil).   

The Show:

The Blue Man Group’s euphoric energy appeals to guests young and old. It has performed in over 20 countries and has been seen by more than 35 million people worldwide. 

Blue Man Group also has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, and Berlin, along with a World Tour – an ironic testament to the art critics who questioned the blue man’s relatability in the theater community.  

It all begins with drums

It may be 2022, but the Blue Man Group pays special attention to the drums and styles that have been found throughout history. Tapping and beating into an ancient mode of communication — hence the verbal silence — they’ve created a rhythmic pulse that resonates with the audience throughout the performance. 

Chris Wink, Phil Stanton, and Matt Goldman built the show’s drums and instruments, appropriately made out of PVC pipes. They also developed sound tiers and designed drumming techniques to create a vibration strong enough to shake the audience’s chest cavities. 


The Blue Man Group continually refreshes their show with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments, and state-of-the-art technology, making it somewhat impossible for fans to see the same show twice. 

It’s In A Book:

Chris Wink, Phil Stanton, and Matt Goldman published their first book, Blue Man World, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. The book dares to answer the questions: “Who are these Blue Men? Where do they come from? Why are there only three of them? What drives their curiosity? What do they want to accomplish?”   

Not big on reading? The visual components of Blue Man World, which include behind-the-scene photographs and specially commissioned artwork, are worth a peek alone.  

Beyond The Stage:

Aside from their amazing hit show, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton, and Matt Goldman are known for their work as recording artists for various film and TV scores. Receiving a Grammy nomination for their work, the friends have also produced multiple ‘Blue Man Group’ albums and hosted the ‘Megastar World Tour’ rock concert parody, which performed in arenas across the globe.

The Blue Man:

The brainchild of long-time friends, the blue man character has also become such an important part of our culture that it has been included in numerous ventures, including a museum exhibition, a 3D movie, and a school.

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