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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returning to the big top

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus staging big return
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NEW YORK - "The Greatest Show on Earth" is coming back to the big top. 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have reimagined the iconic franchise, including the live show, products, and a behind-the-scenes documentary. 

Ringling: The American Icon Returns by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey on YouTube

Feld Entertainment says the show will engage the audience to make each performance a unique experience. 

It's the first time the show is returning in more than five years. 

The tour will visit more than 50 cities in North America, starting in the fall of 2023. 

The New York Times reports the circus won't have animals. 

Ringling Brothers shut down in 2017 because of declining ticket sales. 

Auditions are already underway for the next cast of circus sensations. 

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