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Posted: 1:22 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
By Bo Emerson
Blue Man empire
The Blue Man Group began as do-it-yourself performance art on the streets and at small experimental theaters in New York’s Greenwich Village; it has become an international industry.
Most nights of the week there are Blue Man performances taking place at dedicated theaters in six cities around the world: Berlin, Boston, New York, Orlando, Chicago and Las Vegas. (The Tokyo theater is on hiatus.)
There also is a touring company, which will perform at the Fox Theatre, as well as Blue Man Group performances aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Epic.
About 6o performers have trained to become Blue Men, and most of them are still performing, including co-founder Phil Stanton, who performs occasionally. However, Stanton, 53, spends most of his time writing, art directing and managing the business. “I’m not too old yet,” he said. “It remains to be seen how old a Blue Man can be.”
The Blue Man Group. 8 p.m. Jan. 15-18; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 19; 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20. $34-$66.60. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta. 855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.