AXS TV , in conjunction with Feld Entertainment, salutes the end of an era as the network presents an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the final performance of the longest-running touring show in America in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Circus: The Final Farewell —premiering this spring only on AXS TV. The 90-minute documentary chronicles the making of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s 146th Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth TM and includes heartfelt moments from the performers as they prepared to take their final bow.
Since its inception in 1871, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has stood the test of time as one of America’s most beloved institutions, entertaining millions of fans across the United States and around the world with death-defying stunts, exotic animals and a unique brand of entertainment that helped shape American culture. Shot in 2017 in Uniondale, New York, The Final Farewell brings the family, fun and magic of The Greatest Show On Earth home, painting a detailed portrait packed with rare footage and in-depth interviews with the producers, the performers and the creative team discussing their deep love and appreciation for Ringling Bros. and explaining the powerful impact that it has had on their lives.
“AXS TV is proud to partner with Feld Entertainment to present this incredible look at the final performance of a truly groundbreaking entertainment franchise, as seen through the eyes of everyone who helped bring it to life,” said Evan Haiman, Vice President of Programming and Development at AXS TV. “ Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has impacted generations of audiences for 146 years—captivating young and old alike with a blend of skill, expertise and showmanship that has come to define The Greatest Show On Earth’s enduring legacy.”
“AXS TV provides an excellent platform for chronicling the final performance of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, providing our fans the opportunity to relive the magic of this special moment in America’s history on last time,” said Alana Feld, Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment. “The people who worked on Ringling Bros. are some of the most amazing in the world, and we are gratified that through this documentary, viewers will see the devotion and dedication of the performers, the staff and the crew of The Greatest Show On Earth. What they achieved was not only an important part of our company’s legacy, but also truly part of the fabric of American culture for three centuries. They created memories for generations of families across America.”
About FELD ENTERTAINMENT
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live (coming Fall 2019). Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.
About AXS TV
Launched in 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS, AXS TV has established itself as the premier destination for music and entertainment programming. The network delivers an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as The Big Interview With Dan Rather, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, and Real Money, as well as hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. AXS TV is also the U.S. home of the popular New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW-Women Of Wrestling promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visitaxs.tv/subscribe . For more information, see www.axs.tv . Follow AXS TV on Facebook ,Twitter @axstv; Instagram ; and YouTube . Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com .