Cirque du Soleil announced today that it has acquired the Blue Man Productions, the company behind the Blue Man Group shows.
Both organizations might be familiar to theme park fans, as Cirque du Soleil has produced the La Nouba show at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) since 1998, while Blue Man Group has performed at Universal Orlando's CityWalk since 2007. Cirque du Soleil announced earlier this year that La Nouba will close on Dec. 31, but another Cirque production is expected to replace it next year.
These are two of the most wide-reaching and popular theatrical production companies in the world. Cirque du Soleil mounts resident productions in Las Vegas and Mexico, in addition to the Walt Disney World show and touring productions around the world. Blue Man Group has productions in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Berlin, in addition to its Vegas, Orlando, and touring productions.
Blue Man co-founder Chris Wink said in a statement, "We have big ideas for the future. Only a global creative powerhouse like Cirque du Soleil could help us achieve our vision. Their commitment to artistic quality and originality is unparalleled and their creative resources are vast. It is an honor to join forces with their organization."Tweet
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