With $8 million in debt, the beloved one-ring circus had seemed like it was finished for good, but - after an auction and a switch to for-profit status - it's back in its old digs at Lincoln Center. Alexis Soloski paid a visit.
A year ago, the Big Apple shrank a little. Big Apple Circus, which opened in 1977, had amassed more than $8 million in debt and did not produce a fall show. A crowdfunding campaign sputtered, and the circus filed forbankruptcy. But after a successful auction,Big Apple Circushas returned to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center with its, well, core sensibilities intact.