FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Theatrical Tour Returns to The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans May 13 - 15, 2016
Tickets for season subscribers available Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m.
Public on sale date to be announced
NEW ORLEANS - (June 11, 2015) - Blue Man Group returns to New Orleans from May 13 - 15, 2016. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the production is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2015 - 2016 season at the historic Saenger Theatre. Tickets for The Blue Man Group will be available to East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans subscribers and group sales beginning Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m. The public on sale information for The Blue Man Group will be announced at a future date. Tickets will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by calling (800) 982-2787. Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.
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.
Blue Man Group has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, "Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It's a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!" The Charlotte Observer says Blue Man Group is "a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90". The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it's "an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly evening of percussion-heavy rock music, comedy and playful commentary."
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.
"Our theatrical productions take a humorous look at what we like to call 2.5-D space," says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton. "An example of what we mean by this would be emailing or texting the person in the next office rather than walking over to talk to them face-to-face."
"We say that no matter how high-tech things get, there's still something human there. We'll always need others, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye. Through the Blue Man's connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives."
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 has performed on five continents and has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. The company has permanent, sit-down productions in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando as well as popular North American touring show and tailored-made show on the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Epic
Beyond the shows, Blue Man Group has become a mainstay in the popular culture zeitgeist, making live theatrical and musical appearances around the world, partnering with brands like Intel, M&M's, TIM-Brasil and Mastercard to create memorable advertising and co-branding campaigns and launching a wave of innovative digital content. Over the years, Blue Man Group has made countless television appearances on shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," the Primetime Emmy Awards, "Ellen," Schaag-den-Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan), "Cupcake Wars," "Celebrity Apprentice" and "America's Got Talent."
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 Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is owned/operated by John Gore. BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com.
Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.saengernola.com for more information.
New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans that are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production.