Inner Circle Show

“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 […]

On to the Sheraton! Our Next Show is April 1, 2017

  The Inner Circle is on the move. Our next performance will be April 1, 2017 at our new home, the Sheraton Times Square New York Hotel at 53rd St and 7th Ave. “The primary reason for the move is a scheduling conflict with the Hilton,” said vice president Terry Sheridan in an email to […]

Meet Our New Members for 2016

Brenda Blackmon is co-anchor of PIX11 News at 6:30 each weeknight. She has a distinguished tenure as a news anchor in the New York City market. Brenda has won four Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards and several other prizes for her reporting and anchoring. She also runs her own communications coaching and consulting […]

1946 Inner Circle Cover Resurfaces in Time for 2016 Show

The cover art for the Inner Circle’s 1946 show, “Shamrock and Sickle” recently turned up, just in time to mark its 70th anniversary. New York City was a very different town back then. World War II ended months earlier in August 1945. The subway cost a nickel, the harbor was one of the busiest in […]

INNER CIRCLE PRESENTS “SHAMILTON” APRIL 9 AT NEW YORK HILTON

The Inner Circle is pleased to announce that its 94th musical parody of New York and national politics, titled “Shamilton,” will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the New York Hilton Hotel, just in time for the New York state Presidential Primary. Mayor Bill de Blasio, fresh from propelling Bernie Sanders to within a […]

“Shamilton” is Title of 2016 Revolutionary Romp

The Inner Circle’s 2016 show is titled “Shamilton,”  and promises to spark a revolution aimed at the political aristocracy as well as a declaration of delight from the audience. Will Mayor de Blasio succeed in his bold progressive experiment? Will his rival, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, challenge him to a duel and carry through on his […]