When did you spot your first Blue Man?
For some, it may have been during the series of commercials the group created for Intel and IBM in the late 1990s. For others, it may be through their appearances on TV shows such as The Simpsons or Arrested Development, or onstage as part of their original off-Broadway show.
The road to becoming anonymous yet instantly recognizable performance artists began in New York City in 1987. The group was founded by Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton, three friends and artists who shared a desire to provide commentary on modern society through the fictional perspective of outsiders.
Blue Man Group has since achieved worldwide acclaim.What the group actually does remains open to interpretation. This ambiguity seems to be exactly what Blue Man's founders intended.
What’s it like to turn blue? Wes Day and Russell Rinker, who comprise two-thirds of Blue Man Group, tell about it in this video interview.
Blue Man Group is presented by Broadway in Tucson, an underwriter of Arizona Public Media.