New York, NY – February 14, 2017 — Federal bankruptcy court today approved the sale of substantially all of the Big Apple Circus' assets to Compass Partners, L.L.C., a Sarasota, Florida based investment firm, for a bid of $1.3M. Our choice was based on Compass Partners offering the highest bid and making a compelling case to revive the circus performances consistent with the original Big Apple Circus mission and values: serving family audiences in NYC and on tour, sensitive to accessibility and to differently abled audiences.

About Big Apple Circus

Conceived and founded by Paul Binder and Michael Christensen in 1977 as a nonprofit, leading presenter of live family entertainment, the Big Apple Circus is renowned for its performances and community programs. The circus engaged the communities it served through the joy and wonder of classic circus arts, creating direct, shared connections in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools in its NYC home and in cities across America. For more information, contact