LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES
BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR
NEW SHOW ARRIVES IN LINCOLN, NE, JAN. 29-FEB. 2
Lied Center for Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that the Blue Man Group SPEECHLESS Tour, featuring the world-renowned bald-and-blue trio, will visit Lincoln, Nebraska, for the first time since 2013. The show, which includes original compositions, invented instruments and unexpected situations alongside iconic Blue Man Group moments, will be at the Lied Center for Performing Arts Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2020 for six performances.
Single Tickets to Blue Man Group will be on sale starting Tuesday, July 17 at 11 a.m.
Under the helm of visionary director Jenny Koons, in her first-time collaboration with Blue Man Group, the Blue Man characters embark on a fresh journey of discovery through this tour, the result of 27+ years spent observing humanity. Speechless, which features material that fosters communal moments, debuts the evolution of tube-based instruments to support all new music and includes large-scale audience participation.
“We are thrilled to welcome back the wildly popular Blue Man Group as part of our 30th Anniversary Season,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts. “This new theatrical experience will allow our patrons to escape the ordinary and surround themselves in an explosion of comedy, music and technology.”
Blue Man Group is a global entertainment phenomenon known for its award-winning theatrical productions, iconic characters and multiple creative explorations. Blue Man Group is owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.
Blue Man Group performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and nonverbal communication. Since debuting at New York’s Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando; an international residency in Berlin; and multiple North American and World tours, reaching more than 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds.
A part of the pop culture zeitgeist, Blue Man Group has appeared countless times on hit shows, including Dancing with the Stars, The Tonight Show, Arrested Development, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Schlag den Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan) and Caldeirão do Huck (Brazil). Additionally, Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil.
Continuously identifying and developing new ways to impact the entertainment industry, Blue Man Group has contributed to various film and TV scores, and released multiple albums, including the GRAMMY®-nominated Audio. The rock concert parody “Megastar World Tour” played arenas across the globe. The book Blue Man World is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald-and-blue character.
Find Blue Man Group on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, online at www.BlueMan.com, and in original content series on YouTube.
Blue Man Group will perform six exciting shows at the Lied Center for Performing Arts:
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 1, 2020, 2 p.m.; Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit LiedCenter.org, call 402-472-4747 or visit the Ticket Office at 301 N. 12th St.
About the Lied Center for Performing Arts
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is “Nebraska’s Home for the Arts.” As part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Lied presents the world’s most iconic artists and offers major regional, national and international performances designed to educate, inspire and entertain audiences. We offer something for everyone, including the best of Broadway, symphony orchestra, dance, music, theater and family programs. The Lied is committed to transforming lives through the power of the arts, and nearly all visiting artists work with students in the days leading up to their performance.
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