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Gabe Pressman, Inner Circle Dean, dead at 93

Gabe Pressman, a reporter whose career over 70 years spanned the length and breadth of journalism in New York and across the U.S.A., died June 23. His wife, Vera, confirmed he died in his sleep after a brief illness. He was 93 years old. Gabe – everyone, from mayors to celebrities to regular New Yorkers, […]

Larry Sutton, Heart and Soul of the Inner Circle, Dead at 64

Larry Sutton, a journalist whose career spanned four decades and who was chiefly responsible for writing the annual Inner Circle show, has died. He was 64. Sutton suffered a heart attack Saturday morning, June 17. EMS paramedics responded to his apartment in midtown but were unable to resuscitate him. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. “Larry was […]

2017 Inner Circle Show is Another Smash Hit

New show, new venue; same resounding success. The 2017 Inner Circle Show played to a packed house on April 1 continuing a 95 year tradition of political parody, jokes and song & dance. “TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?” asked whether Mayor Bill could foil new President Donald Trump in a romp that included Darth Vader, […]

Best Way to Get Tickets to “TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?’

  Our 2017 show “TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?” is April 1 at our new venue, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 52nd St & 7th Ave. Whether individual tickets or tables, here’s the best place to order yours is to click right here The Inner Circle is a 501(c)3 charity; profi are […]

Countdown to Show Night – April 1

“Trumped! de Blasio to the Rescue?” the 2017 Inner Circle Show hits the boards April 1 at our new venue, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 52nd St. and 7th Ave. Tickets are going fast and may still be purchased via this link .  It’s our 95th show and keeping with tradition is a funny […]

“TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?” 2017 Show Title

It’s gonna be HUGE! The title for the Inner Circle’s 95th annual show is “TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?” and sums up the mood and direction of New York City’s top elected figures as a new political era starts. Now, the IC’s writing committee work begins in full with a script and song lyrics and […]

Hank Walter, Reporter, Speechwriter, Tenor, Poet, Dies at 88

 Henry “Hank” C. Walter, beloved Inner Circle member and past president, died Nov. 17, 2016 after a brief illness. He was a day shy of his 89th birthday. Hank became a member of the Inner Circle in 1956, during Mayor Robert Wagner’s tenure, and served as president in 1963. Here is more about his life […]

Carl Pelleck, Past IC President, Dies at 84

Carl Pelleck, Inner Circle president in 1992, died Nov. 9 after a brief illness. He was 84 years old. For many years, Carl, and his ever-present cigar, was a fixture of the IC. He became a member from the New York Post in 1977. Pelleck was a top crime reporter for more than four decades […]

Members Dinner Oct. 14 Starts 2017 Show Year

The Inner Circle kicks off its 95th year with the annual members dinner on Friday, Oct. 14. It will mark the start of a new era as the 2017 show relocates to the Sheraton Times Square New York Hotel. Show night is set for Saturday, April 1. Also new – this year’s slate of officers […]

Watch “Shamilton” and Mayor Bill’s C-P-T Rebuttal

  For your viewing pleasure, here are the videos of Acts 1 and 2 of our 2016 show, “Shamilton,” along with two versions of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rebuttal. One version contains the controversial “C-P-T” skit with Hillary Clinton and Leslie Odom Jr. that sparked national headlines in the middle of the presidential primaries. The […]