On Sunday, the 42nd season of the BIG APPLE CIRCUS was kicked off at Lincoln Center with guest ringmaster, Neil Patrick Harris. Guests enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the circus as they were entertained by a night of inspiring, super-hero acts from a brand new cast of astonishing performers.
World-renowned for its intimate and artistic style, BIG APPLE CIRCUS is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats from performers with incredible real-life stories. A New York Times Critic’s Pick every year since its reconstitution in 2017, BIG APPLE CIRCUS continues a long-standing tradition of inclusivity, highlighting the finest talent from around the globe for an equally diverse audience.
Featuring a magical set design touching every corner of the tent, Season 42 is ready to transport audience members upon entering, in addition to incorporating them into the theatrics of the pre-show experience. This year’s brand-new cast of performers were chosen as much for their astonishing talent as they were for their unique backstories and ability to define BIG APPLE as a circus of the 21st century. Led by the trailblazing, body-positive, Afro-Latina ringmaster Storm Marrero, the inspiring, super-hero acts – including multiple extraordinary New Yorkers.
Additional celebrity guests included:
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Actor, Playwrite, Producer), Tinsley Mortimer (Real Housewives of New York), Coco Rocha (Model), Mariska Hargitay (Actress), Peter Hermann (Actor) Jane Krakowski (Actress), David Burtka (Actor + Chef), Alysia Reiner (Actress), Annelise Baker (Actress), Carrie Berk (Best Selling Teen Author), Daiane Sodre (Model), Elena Kurnasova (Model), Gail Simmons (Top Chef), Isabelle Chaput & Nelson Tiberghien (Young Emperors), Katie Webber (Actress), Kerry Butler (Actress), Logan Hart (Actor), , Laura Benanti (Actress), Matt White (Singer), Raina Seitel (TV Personality), Sasha Anne (Influencer), Yeman Brown (Actor).
Big Apple Circus:
Neil Patrick Harris
Pamela Wiznitzer (Mixologist)