LAS VEGAS -- Circus Circus Enterprises Inc. contracted with
theatrical producer Blue Man Group to debut at Luxor in March of
next year. The opening will be the first full-scale Blue Man
production mounted west of the Mississippi.
"Their arrival at Luxor will be a huge step forward for
entertainment in Las Vegas," said Glenn Schaeffer, president and
chief executive officer of Circus Circus Enterprises.
The Blue Man Group's off-beat humor, tribal music and striking
visual effects, performed by three nonspeaking, blue-headed men,
has led to various honors, including an Obie Award. The group was
the forerunner for nonconventional productions such as "Tap
"The success of the musical 'Chicago' at Mandalay Bay proved Las
Vegas is ready for legitimate theater, and now Blue Man Group will
prove Las Vegas is ready for illegitimate theater," joked Chris
Wink, one of BMG's creators.
The Mandalay Bay Theatre setting will allow more space for
musicians and larger instruments. New visual effects are also
Blue Man Group recently celebrated its 3,500th performance in
New York, and has sold out more than 2,000 performances in Boston
Call (212) 387-9415 for more information.