Blue Man Group

The show begins. The Blue man grasps a bottle of paint. He holds a canvas. He drinks the paint (or more accurately fills his mouth with it). He spins the canvas on his hand and spits the paint into it. Viola. Spin Art. Ok- Spit Art. Blue Man number two. He throws marshmallows at number one. #1 catches them in …

‘Air Play’ at The New Victory Theater

A high-powered floor fan. A 20 foot long bolt of silk. A juggler. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Include these ingredients and spice it up with humor and physical comedy and what have you got? A lawsuit. No. “Air Play” now though March 5th at the New Victory Theater in NYC and then on continuing …

Jay Gilligan Plays New York

Jay Gilligan presents his one-man show, “Reflex” in Brooklyn. The show will be performed 42 times, including the final show on February 19th. Jay performs as many as three shows per day. Original music composed by Book Kennison. The theater features 60 seats. Each seat is close to the stage. Jay explains, “We choose this theater because I wanted to …

Big Apple Circus 2021

BAC is back, with new acts, a never before seen line-up and a new administrator and owner. Seventh generation circus legend Nik Wallenda is not only the finale performer, but he’s the new owner as well. There are nine multinational acts including a bounce juggler and a Risley act, plus Johnny Rocket as skill clown between acts. Elli Haber starts …

Two 19th Century Paintings of Jugglers in Sydney, Australia

The Art Gallery Of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia contains two paintings which are two of the finest examples of jugglers in art. “The Juggler-a village fair” by Fritz Beinke (1873), and “A Juggler” by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1870). Fritz Beinke painted, “The Juggler-a village fair” at the age of 31. Beinke(1842-1907) was a genre painter of the Düsseldorf School. …

Circus Kirkus

The very first performance of Circus Kirkus took place on January 29th 2020, in Boynton Beach, Florida. Kirk Marsh, juggler, comedian, manager, photographer, and proprietor has put together a team of circus artists, roustabouts, and producers to create a delightful family-friendly, one-ring, old fashioned tent show. In a real tent that must be assembled and broken down after each gig. …

Cirque du Soleil: AlegríA

AlegríA is about the victory of light over darkness. It’s about the quest for knowledge and the will to survive. AlegríA, which means ‘joy’ in Spanish, is Cirque du Soleil’s refurbished production, first presented in 1994 and now back with new costumes and a new look. AlegríA has been seen by over 14 million people in 255 cities around the …

Company XIV at Théâter XIV

Sam Urdang and Ashley Dragon are the resident circus skills performers with the Company XIV troop of dancers, singers, and comedians. Company XIV performs their three signature productions perennially in their own custom decorated space in the hip neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The three productions are ‘Nutcracker Rouge,’ ‘Seven Sins,’ and ‘Queen Of Hearts’ (based on Alice in Wonderland). They …

Big Apple Circus, Season 42

This year Big Apple Circus returns to Lincoln Center in Manhattan for an extended run, through February 2nd. The circus, unlike in years past, has no plans to take the show on the road after February. The traditional circus format remains the order of the day, with singing ringmaster Storm Marrero, clown Amy Gordon, and international acts of high skill …