Taking The Gloves Off

For the first several months of the dispute, Blue Man Group’s founders were determined to take the high road, sure that they could satisfy Toronto’s unions without actually becoming a union production. But with opening night approaching, the organizers’ anger is mounting over what they see as a ridiculous double standard (they compare their organization to the Canadian troupe Cirque du Soleil, which has never mounted a union show,) and over accusations that they are somehow “unprofessional.”