PHOTO: Blue Man Group Made Special Cameo on 2017 NHL Awards
Local headliner Blue Man Group was featured in a special video presentation Wednesday, June 21 during the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. During the comedic video, Blue Man Group, along with other local entertainers, showed off their best hockey skills to be "considered" for the new Vegas Golden Knights team.The event was broadcast live on NBCSN and Sportsnet in the United States and Canada. Hosted by actor, director and author Joe Manganiello, the NHL Awards Ceremony honored the best hockey players in the world and top performances of the 2016-17 season. Broadcasters Daren Millard of Sportsnet and Kathryn Tappen of NBC emceed the NHL Expansion Draft portion of the event, during which the NHL welcomed the first members of the NHL's 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights. The event was the most-watched NHL Awards on record across NORTH AMERICA since 1999. Fans may keep up with Blue Man Group through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or the hashtag #DareToLive. About Blue Man Group International entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group has returned to Luxor Hotel and Casino where they first took Las Vegas by storm. The Blue Man Theater has been custom designed for the ideal Blue Man Group experience with audiences closer to the action than ever before. Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, the show's euphoric celebration of human connection has universal appeal for a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. The show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Blue Man Group has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Berlin and a World Tour. This creative collective has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like "The Tonight Show," "Arrested Development," "Ellen," "Schlag den Raab" (Germany), "WOWOW" (Japan), and "CaldeiraÞo do Huck" (Brasil). Beyond the stage show, they are Grammy-nominated recording artists, known for their contributions to various film and TV scores and multiple Blue Man Group albums, including their most recent, THREE. Their "Megastar World Tour" rock concert parody played arenas across the globe. The group's recently published first-ever book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character. Artist-owned-and-operated and based in New York City, Blue Man Productions has extensive production facilities, a training center, recording studios and a 6,000 square foot Research & Development Lab with numerous new creative projects in the pipeline.