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The Big Apple Circus is in its 42nd season at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, its home since 1981. Photographs: Andrew White

How the Big Apple Circus Clawed Its Way Back From Bankruptcy

In 2016, New York City’s biggest circus went bankrupt. Here’s how the new owners are bringing it back.

As the lights flashed and the music pulsated, I took a swig of Irish whiskey from my plastic balloon-animal dog tumbler and said to my wife, “There is nooooooooo way Doogie Howser is going to…