Tickets will finally go on sale this Sunday for Big Apple Circus’ reimagined, redesigned and reinvigorated production “Making the Impossible, Possible!” », Including exciting new VIP packages where fans can learn some circus tricks! Tickets go on sale Sunday September 26 at noon EST at www.bigapplecircus.com.
Nik Wallenda also announced today that he and his family have created a brand new highwire number for the production and revealed that he will be joined by physical comic Johnny Rockett and Ringmaster Alan Silva, who has gained notoriety on America’s Got Talent. The Big Apple Circus will return to Lincoln Center from November 11 through January 30 for limited engagement.
“The circus is family entertainment and we want to invite your family to be part of ours. We can’t wait to unveil the new show which will certainly blend traditional circus with modernity,” said Wallenda.
As an artist, Johnny Rockett considers himself a comedic daredevil and describes himself as Charlie Chaplin and Evel Knievel reunited. Or for the younger generation, if you took Jim Carrey and Travis Pastrana, you’d have a Johnny Rockett yourself.
Silva was one of the fan favorites and among the five finalists for America’s Got Talent last year, where he said he was told he shouldn’t be performing due to his size and impressed the public and the judges.
Wallenda, a world-famous aerialist who has appeared on five nationwide television specials, is the first and only person in the world to walk a wire directly above Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and an active volcano. Seen by over 250,000 people in Times Square, Nik will be joined by his family of exciting tightrope artists and an all-new award-winning cast from Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Germany, from Russia and the United States. some of which have already been featured on America’s Got Talent, YouTube and The X-Factor.
Wallenda has teamed up with a team of great live entertainment producers from around the world of circus, live music and Broadway – Philip Wm. McKinley, Michael Cohl and Arny Granat – to make Big Apple Circus even better and more exciting. adding a modern touch to this beloved classic. Several months of preparation Wallenda, McKinley, Cohl and Granat bringing their vast references to the table:
a-? Director Philip Wm. McKinley has directed record Broadway productions in Salzburg to Tokyo. He has designed, directed and directed more editions of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus than any other living person. Known for his directing of the show, his work includes the blockbuster Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Tony-nominated The Boy from Oz and the aquatic spectacular Le Reve at the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas.
a-? Emmy and Tony Award winner Michael Cohl is CEO of S2BN Entertainment and former Chairman of Live Nation. During his career he has produced and toured for some of the greatest musical and theatrical groups in the world including Moscow’s Circus Bolshoi, Spiderman Turn Off The Dark, Bat Out of Hell, the musical, Rock of Ages , Yo Gabba Gabba, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2.
a-? Arny Granat is CEO of Grand Slam Productions and co-founder of Jam Productions, which has grown to become one of the largest independent concert promoters in North America. He has won nine Tony Awards for shows such as “Spamalot” and “The Band’s Visit!” and promoted Farm Aid’s very first gig and worked on tours for Robin Williams, Rolling Stones, Madonna, Eric Idle. Frank Sinatra and the Baseball Hall of Fame traveling exhibit.
For decades, The Big Apple Circus has captured the hearts of New Yorkers with death-defying exploits that produce oohs, ahhs and hiccups in the crowd, bringing a contemporary twist to the beloved classic. The salon was forced to close in 2017 due to financial issues and, after reopening, had to close again due to the pandemic.
The Big Apple Circus will follow New York State, New York City, and CDC guidelines to prioritize the safety of our guests, actors, employees, and production staff at Big Apple Circus. Participants over 12 years old must wear masks indoors and show proof of vaccination. Children under 12 must wear masks.