Passing: Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus
A Journey into Hidden America
" The greatest show on Earth" is what it called itself. And, perhaps it once was. But no more.
Reports the New York Times that in a statement on the company’s website, Kenneth Feld, the chief executive of Feld Entertainment, the producer of Ringling, said the circus would hold its final performances in May. He cited declining ticket sales, which dropped even more drastically after elephants were phased out from the shows last year.