Newswire: Cirque du Soliel merges with Blue Man Group, getting greasepaint everywhere

Mes amis, gather ’round for the whimsical tale of how a blue-skinned trio, best known for smashing stuff, ran off to join the French-Canadian circus. According to Deadline, the Blue Man Group show has merged with Cirque du Soleil, resulting in an explosion of color, silk, and stock options. Though Cirque is no stranger to the United States, its acquisition of BMG Productions has significantly widened its audience pool—right into New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, and Orlando.

Cirque’s president and CEO Daniel Lamarre declared the company’s intentions to broaden its horizons through new types of entertainment and audience outreach. ”Today, we are taking a decisive step towards materializing these ambitions,” Lamarre said. “We are extremely excited to welcome the iconic Blue Man Group to our portfolio of shows. Their unbridled creativity makes them a perfect cultural fit for Cirque du Soleil. Our extensive marketing research also …

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