Blue Man Group

November 13, 2008 10:11:03 AM PST
New Blue Ray Disc released this week features the Blue Man Group rock show footage "How to be Megastar Live!" Blue Man Group's Megastar World Tour is a live rock show that takes the audience through a satirical workshop on how to create "the perfect rock concert experience." Plus?.you can now "Give the gift of Blue Man for this holiday season. Special offer - buy now and save big! Purchase a gift certificate good for two tickets for just $99 ? a $29 savings! This is a limited time offer, so purchase your gift certificates before December 15! By popular demand - added performances for holiday weeks! To receive this special offer call 773.348.4000 and mention the gift certificate offer or go to blueman.com."

Blue Man Group can be experienced for the first time in high definition with the Rhino blu-ray release of HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE! The blu-ray disc HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE! was filmed in front of more than 40,000 fans during sold-out, two-day performances at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Six cameras were on hand to capture the music, the lights, the comedy and the exuberance that is Blue Man Group.

Local Chicago Blue Man performer Mark Frankel is now traveling with the wild popular Blue Man Group Megastar World Tour to help create the inventive and euphoric footage captured on HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE!

"The Blue Man never changes, but his reaction to the environment does. Both the Chicago show and the touring show are about connection and relationship between Blue Man Group performers and audience members," said Frankel. "Regardless of whether it's a tour performance or one of our nightly performances at the Briar Street Theatre, it's all about the experience."

The Rhino release of Blue Man Group HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE! on Blu-ray will be in Blue Man Stores, retail stores across the country and at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price of $19.99.

About Megastar World Tour

Blue Man Group's Megastar World Tour is a live rock show that takes the audience through a satirical "workshop" on how to create "the perfect rock concert experience." In the process, they celebrate, skewer and otherwise deconstruct rock stardom in all of its narcissistic glory. Blue Man Group performers download a new "how-to manual" that takes the audience through a uniquely clever and interactive show that guarantees to deliver hypnotic entertainment for all ages. While the ongoing success of their theatrical shows continue to wow millions of fans across the globe, Blue Man Group's Megastar North American tour and the most recent Megastar World Tour are also making their mark selling close to 2 million tickets to concerts goers' world wide. Released in standard format this past spring, HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE! debuted at #2 on Billboard's DVD Chart.

About Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group was embraced immediately by critics and audiences alike upon its Chicago opening. The production continues to break box office and attendance records at the Briar Street Theatre. Continuously experimenting with variety of media as it updates and revises its productions, Blue Man Group has, since its Chicago opening, become an integral element of the city's rich cultural fabric. Now, Blue Man Group is regarded as one of Chicago's favorite arts institutions, beloved not only by local residents, but also by visitors from across the globe. Many audience members repeatedly return to the Briar Street Theatre to re-live the singular Blue Man Group experience, and to introduce friends and family to the fun. Reviewing a recent performance for the Chicago Tribune, Chris Jones wrote, "Blue Man Group has created an event rather than a play?an appealing blend of the progressive and comfortingly retro."

Ticket prices are $64 for main floor and $54 for left balcony and $49 for right balcony. Tickets may be purchased at the Briar Street Theatre box office by calling the box office at (773) 348-4000; by calling Ticketmaster at (312) 902-1500; at all Ticketmaster ticket centers or via the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.blueman.com.


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