One of the most original acts on Off-Broadway is the Blue Man Group, a melange of slapstick comedy, music and blue paint. Based in the Astor Place Theatre for their NYC shows, their performances are incredibly popular, so it is a smart choice to book Astor Place Theatre parking ahead of time, or else risk coming in late to the show. While this is an important note for every event, it is particularly prescient in the case of Blue Man Group. As the Blue Man Group will single out those who come in late and then involve them in the show, booking Astor Place Theatre parking is a great idea.
The building that houses the theater was originally built in 1832 as part of a complex known as Colonnade Row. The complex consisted of nine Greek revival townhouses, which were built for John Jacob Astor in 1832. The townhouses were built out of marble and were joined together with Corinthian columns in a colonnade, hence the name. Over time, five of the nine structures were torn down, with the building that would become the Astor Place Theatre only becoming a city landmark in 1965. The Astor Place Theatre came into existence when Bruce Mailman purchased 434 Lafayette Street in 1965, which opened for business in 1968 with the play The Indian Wants the Bronx. In 1991, the four-year old Blue Man Group began their New York City production at the Astor Place Theatre, which has been so successful that they now own the building.
Blue Man Group began in 1987 through the efforts of Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink, first performing in small venues. They were discovered by Artistic Director Meryl Vladimer at a variety show, who requested that the group create a full-length show. This full-length piece was favorably reviewed in the New York Times, resulting in a meteoric rise, including dedicated theatres across the US, worldwide tours and cruise ship performances. During these shows, the cast members are covered in blue paint, never speak, and frequently involve the audience in what happens on stage. The postmodern performance includes heavy use of percussive music on experimental instruments, meditations on modernity and much more. These spectacular performances fill the seats of the Astor Place Theatre regularly, which makes it hard to find Blue Man Group NYC parking unless you book Astor Place Theatre parking ahead of time with ParkWhiz.
ParkWhiz makes it easy to find Blue Man Group parking; select the Blue Man Group performance that you’re seeing, what time you will be parking at the Astor Place Theater on the event date, print out your Astor Place Theater parking pass (or use your mobile pass) and enjoy the show!
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What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
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How do I present my my pass on-site?
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Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
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