The Big Apple Circus is a circus based in New York City. The circus opened and played its first performance in 1977, later becoming a nonprofit organization. The circus' troupe is renowned for revitalizing the concept of a circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats from performers with incredible real-life stories. The circus is a back-to-back New York Time's Critic Pick. The group continues the long-standing tradition of inclusivity, highlighting the finest talent from around the globe.
Big Apple Circus filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 2016, and later existed bankruptcy in February 2017 after its assets were bought by Compass Partners. The Circus was renewed in October 2017 for its 40th anniversary season and returned to start a new season in October 2018 at Lincoln Center.
History with the Macy's Parade
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