Blue Man Group going to Venetian

Sep 27, 2004 12:25 PM

The wildly inventive Blue Men will make some innovative changes to their Las Vegas production when they open at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The Venetian is custom-building a brand new 1,750-seat theatre for Blue Man Group.

"We are very excited to bring Blue Man Group to The Venetian. It is one of the most creative and innovative shows ever produced and it is immensely popular across the world," said Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman of the board of Las Vegas Sands Inc., parent company of The Venetian. "The Venetian already offers the world’s finest art, dining, shopping and spa experience under one roof, and now, with the addition of Blue Man Group and the recently announced musical production of The Phantom of the Opera, we will offer our guests one of the top entertainment destinations in Las Vegas."

Blue Man Group at the Luxor opened in March 2000 and will continue its record-breaking run through Sept. 15, 2005. The Blue Men have been embraced by the Las Vegas community and are an integral part of Las Vegas’s lively entertainment and cultural scene, a favorite with tourists and locals alike.

Matt Goldman, one of Blue Man Group’s founders, said, "Our relationship with Luxor and Mandalay Resort Group has been harmonious and rewarding. At first glance, the idea of Blue Man performing in Las Vegas seemed unimaginable but Luxor and Blue Man Group’s combined imaginations created a show that changed the face of Vegas. We will always be grateful for their commitment to us."

"We’re thrilled that The Venetian is custom-building a theatre for us," adds Blue Man co-founder, Chris Wink. "It’s a great opportunity for us to retool our show to accommodate the new space, incorporate the latest technology and toss in a few surprises."

Founded by long-time friends Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink in 1987, the critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. They are best known for multimedia performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning.

Blue Man Group’s theatrical productions run concurrently in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Berlin, and Blue Man Group applies its vision, philosophies and aesthetic to a variety of media.