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This fall, Chris Wink, co-founder of Blue Man Group, will bring “Wink World: Portals To The Infinite” to AREA15, the experiential entertainment complex opening in Las Vegas September 2020. The development marks Wink’s most ambitious art and entertainment project since departing Blue Man Group in 2017. It will draw upon Wink’s well-honed skills as an experience designer, a music composer, and overall purveyor of high-impact visual entertainment.

Wink designed the 1,500-square-foot experience to take the entertaining fusion of whimsy, color, art, technology and music he pioneered with Blue Man Group to the next level. Visitors to Wink World will walk through six infinity-mirror rooms, each one featuring a stunning production number that draws upon Wink’s love of black light and other dynamic stage effects that evoke “life force” and inspire wonder. Wink’s penchant for transforming everyday objects into art or entertainment will be on display as well, as ceiling fans become transformed into kinetic art and children’s toys like Slinkies and Hoberman Spheres become elevated into a chorus line of dancers and entertainers.

Described by Wink as “equal parts psychedelic art house and carnival funhouse,” Wink World will explore the concept of infinity in a variety of conceptual and aesthetic ways. On a technical level, it charts new territory as it attempts to solve a standard problem with infinity mirrors: they always promise a glimpse into the infinite and yet the viewer always stands in the way. Wink purposely designed rooms enabling guests to “get out of their own way,” eliminating the viewer’s reflection from the equation, thereby offering a less obstructed view of infinity.

“I’ve always been a fan of infinity illusion boxes and infinity rooms, such as those by the artist Yayoi Kusama,” says Wink. “In the last few years, I’ve become obsessed with the idea of adding motion, music, and whimsy to this already aesthetically arresting format. With Wink World, I’m aspiring to introduce visitors to a fantastical world full of vivid color, surprising changes of state, and surreal, mind-bending imagery that I hope will be more than just entertaining; I also hope it will be inspiring, and perhaps even a bit mind-expanding.”

Wink employed the talents of psychedelic artist Alex Aliume, a rising star in the art scene, to bring this first installment of Wink World to life. Aliume created a custom painting for the entrance, featuring one eye that is open, looking out at the world, and another closed one, looking within. Meanwhile, one hand is raised in reverence, while the other gives the finger out of rebellious defiance—and to introduce a dose of humor. This combination of elements illustrates the sublime, yet playful sensibility embodied in all of Wink’s work. Fans of Aliume’s popular black light paintings will be in for a visual treat when they enter the sixth and final room, which will contain 30 stunning new Aliume kinetic artworks.

Wink World’s fall 2020 opening date will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about Wink World and to inquire about purchasing tickets, follow on Facebook and Instagram @WinkWorldOfficial.

Chris Wink is famously known for being the co-founding performer, writer, director and composer of Blue Man Group, the ground-breaking show combining theatrics, art, music and technology to create a wildly interactive, percussion-driven multi-media experience. He is also known for co-founding the New York City-based Blue School, which promotes creativity and emotional intelligence in students ranging from pre-school through eighth grade. He is an award-winning writer and performer, Grammy-nominated composer and a frequent public speaker on the subject of creativity. Wink is currently the director of content and cool s**t for AREA15 and brings a unique brand of creativity and decades of industry experience to numerous experiential activations. In his position, he serves as a global ambassador for the brand. “Wink World: Portals To The Infinite,” opening at AREA15 in fall 2020, represents his most ambitious art and entertainment project since departing Blue Man Group.

Photos: Joe Jonas and Alan Ritchson at Blue Man Group Las Vegas at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

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Superstar recording artist Joe Jonas and actor Alan Ritchson were spotted at Blue Man Group Las Vegas inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The two were in town training to become honorary Blue Men for NBC’s new reality series “I Can Do That.” After the show, the duo went backstage for a private VIP meet-and-greet with Co-Founders and original Blue Men, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink, along with cast members. The next day, the two commenced their “I Can Do That” training with Stanton and Wink inside the Blue Man Group Theater.


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Alan Ritchson and Joe Jonas at Blue Man Group Las Vegas inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Phil Stanton, Alan Ritchson, Joe Jonas, Chris Wink and Randall Jaynes at Blue Man Group Las Vegas inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino


The creative collective at Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino celebrates the latest evolution of their live show that bursts with fresh color and vibrant sound. The updated show combines new instruments, music, video and lighting with the group’s iconic vignettes, all designed to create an unforgettable euphoric experience.  The result is inventive, thought-provoking, hilarious and 100 percent Blue Man Group.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet,  or call 1.800.blueman. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events through Facebook at, Twitter at or the hashtag #DareToLive.


Blue Man Group Debuts All New Energy-Infused Show Featuring Special Guests, Electrifying Music And Their Signature Mayhem With The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra At The Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 6 – 7



Blue Man Group, the world-wide entertainment phenomenon, unveils the world premiere of an all new, never-seen-before orchestral concert featuring wild collaborations with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, special guests, virtuoso musical pieces and mayhem on the grandest scale at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.

The luminescent-infused performance will be a colorful and interactive celebration of art and music as it takes guests on an indescribable journey that only Blue Man Group can offer in one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters and most iconic performance venues. The Hollywood Bowl will be utterly transformed, courtesy of cutting edge video mapping by Obscura Digital, into a fully-immersive Blue Man Group experience from the moment guests enter the space. Blue Man Group will invade the legendary amphitheater, alongside the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, its world-renowned Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins, and the Blue Man Group band, for a multi-sensory, never-before-experienced show. Combining their iconic style and unique instruments, the blue trio will be joined by the massive (more than 80-piece) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in exhilarating new arrangements of their own signature melodies, as well as their singular take on some of the classical music world’s best known pieces. The show will also feature the debut of brand new instruments conceived and designed by the mad scientist minds of Blue Man Group.

During a special performance, Blue Man Group will be joined by the wildly popular and Grammy-nominated Brazilian band Monobloco. As an extension of their recent collaboration at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Blue Man Group will transport patrons to the streets of the world-famous festival by combining their unique percussive instruments with Monobloco’s cultural-inspired sounds of samba-rock and funk. The wild collaboration will propel audience members into an infectious musical celebration.

In addition to Monobloco, Blue Man Group will be joined onstage by a once-in-a-lifetime array of special guests, including two-time Grammy-nominee Tracy Bonham, multi-talented recording artist Butterscotch, famed Venice Beach Boardwalk performer/artist Harry Perry, and a list of internationally acclaimed master-musicians including Natsuki Tamura (didgeridoo), Brian Wolff (tuba), Janeen Rae Heller (musical saw), William Zeitler (glass armonica), Charles Richard Lester (theremin), Arjuna (California throat singer), Ronobir Lahiri (sitar), Sara Leib (scat singer), the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, and more!

In classic Hollywood Bowl style, the evening will climax with a dazzling fireworks display, thrillingly underscored with a brand new Blue Man Group composition.

Founded by Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman, Blue Man Group is well known for its popular theatrical shows that combine music, comedy and multimedia elements to produce a dynamic, ever-changing and euphoric form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at its live performance has become a trademark of Blue Man Group. To date, more than 25 million people across the globe have shared in the joys of a Blue Man Group experience.

Tickets are on sale now for Blue Man Group at the Hollywood Bowl and start at $17 (plus applicable service fees). Tickets can be purchased at,,, via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000, in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office, and all Ticketmaster locations.

Blue Man Group at the Hollywood Bowl Sept 6 - 7

Having utterly redefined the term “live entertainment,” Blue Man Group (like all great icons) continues to reinvent itself.  The wildly popular show now combines signature moments with breathtaking new pieces that simultaneously employ and skewer today’s cutting edge technology.  It makes for an explosive – and dare we say life-changing? – evening of entertainment.  Since founders Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman, presented the first iteration of Blue Man Group twenty five years ago, more than 25 million people across the globe have seen a live Blue Man Group performance.  Blue Man Group’s wildly successful rock concert arena tour, Megastar World Tour, visited nearly 300 cities across the United States and performed in over 10 countries and has been experienced by over 2 million people.  Blue Man Group’s debut album, Audio, not only went Gold but also garnered a Grammy nominationToday, Blue Man Records is prolific in recording albums, producing DVDs and documentaries and collaborating on the scores of hit television shows and major motion pictures. Blue Man Group can currently be seen in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City and Orlando.

Blue Man Group, the world-renowned entertainment phenomenon, has turbo charged its newest production on the Las Vegas Strip. The mega-enhanced show is a thrilling, energy infused performance that is incredibly engaging and ridiculously funny.  Born of the creative urge to explore the unknown, Blue Man Group is an explosion of color, humor, music and technology that comes to life every night at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. To kick off each night, Blue Man Group offers a glimpse into their world with a free Procession, an energetic and interactive luminescent parade that makes its way across the casino floor at 6:15 p.m. (excluding dark days).

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet,  or call 1.800.blueman. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events via Facebook at or Twitter at

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s concerts. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime summer arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl,” now in its 44th season. In February 2013, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the ninth year in a row at the 24th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The Hollywood Bowl ( has become synonymous with summer in Southern California.