Ringling Bros. Shuts Down The Big Top After 146 YearsWith laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show.
Ringling's Final Circus To Be On Facebook LiveRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus began in the 19th century. But it will broadcast its final show on the most 21st century of channels: Facebook Live.
The "Greatest Show On Earth" Folds Its Tent For GoodFaced with declining ticket sales, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus -- after juggling the numbers as best it could -- is staging its final performance.
Circus Owners To Discuss Closing Of 'Greatest Show On Earth'Feld Entertainment is expected to take more questions about the closing of the iconic Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus during a news conference today.
Love It Or Hate It, People Have Opinions On The CircusReaction to news that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was closing after 146 years — from saddened celebrities to elated animal rights advocates — flew as fast as a flying trapeze.
Ringling Bros. Circus To Close After 146 YearsThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end "The Greatest Show on Earth" in May, following a 146-year run.
Ringling Bros. Eliminating Elephant Acts From CircusThe circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The AP exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.