Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lottery Tickets for Blue Man Group at National Theatre, May 6 - 11

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From our friends at the National Theatre...

Day-of-Performance Lottery Details Announced for Blue Man Group at National Theatre for One Week Only, May 6-11

The National Theatre announced today that lottery tickets for BLUE MAN GROUP will be made available for each performance May 6 though 11.

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of best available seats will be held daily. Each performance day, beginning two hours prior to show time, those who present themselves at the National Theatre lobby may submit their names. After 30 minutes, a limited number of names will be drawn to purchase best-available seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available in-person only, with a maximum of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID to enter and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.

Brightest Young Things nails it: “You may think you’re too cool or something for Blue Man Group, but you’re not. Go see this show. Do it. It is one of the finest slices of entertainment you'll ever see.”

The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites. The new sound, set, and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation.

Blue Man Group has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” The Charlotte Observer says Blue Man Group is “a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90.” The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it’s “an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly evening of percussion-heavy rock music, comedy and playful commentary.”

Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.

“We say that no matter how high-tech things get, there’s still something human there,” says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton. “We’ll always need others, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye. Through the Blue Man’s connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”

Good seats are still available for Blue Man Group, running May 6 through 11, and start at $48, plus applicable service charges, and are on sale now online at, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre box office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (855) 486-2516. For more information, call (202) 628-6161.

About Blue Man Group:
Blue Man Group has performed on five continents and has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. The company has permanent, sit-down productions in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando as well as popular North American touring show and tailored-made show on the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Epic

Beyond the shows, Blue Man Group has become a mainstay in the popular culture zeitgeist, making live theatrical and musical appearances around the world, partnering with brands like Intel, M&M’s, TIM-Brasil and MasterCard to create memorable advertising and co-branding campaigns and launching a wave of innovative digital content. Over the years, Blue Man Group has made countless television appearances on shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Live! With Regis and Kelly,” the Primetime Emmy Awards, “Ellen,” Schaag-den-Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan), “Cupcake Wars,” "Celebrity Apprentice" and “America’s Got Talent.”

As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Learn more at

About the National Theatre:
Located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the National Theatre opened in 1835 and is one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the nation. Over the years, the National has hosted a multitude of memorable events, including the pre-Broadway presentations of the musicals Show Boat; Hello, Dolly!; and West Side Story. Many of the world’s greatest performers have graced the National Theatre stage including Robert Redford, George C. Scott, Will Rogers, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones, Eartha Kitt, Sir Laurence Olivier, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Katherine Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Ian McKellen, Debbie Reynolds, and Audrey Hepburn. National Theatre Group, a partnership between JAM Theatricals, Ltd. and SMG, oversees the programming for and management of the theater.

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About NETworks Presentations:
Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 45 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot the Musical, Blue Man Group National Tour, Elf the Musical, Flashdance the Musical, the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Shrek the Musical and National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse touring the U.S.

Blue Man Group Performance Schedule
Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.