Inner Circle Show

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inner Circle Brings Luck to Yankees

  The 2016 baseball season has been lackluster at best for the New York Yankees. But at a game that was an outing for Inner Circle members, the Bronx Bombers managed to pull out another win. The outing is an annual tradition of late. One year members go to the stadium to see the Yanks, […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Sonia Rincon Joins IC Officers as Secretary

  Sonia Rincon (IC ’12) is the Inner Circle’s new Secretary. She joins the other 2016 officers: President Andrew Siff, Vice President Terry Sheridan and Treasurer Polly Kreisman. Sonia is also a member of the Writing Committee. In her spare time, she is a reporter for WINS and CBS2.  

RIP John Mulligan: Thanks for All the Laughs

John Mulligan was once described as a human search engine because of his encyclopedic knowledge of everything about New York City news stories, the FDNY,  burlesque one-liners, and above all else, the Inner Circle he loved so much.  But John was much more than a data base; his vast recall was complemented by an elfin charm and […]

R.I.P. Inner Circle Member Gerald McKelvey

A memorial service for Gerald McKelvey (IC ’84) will take place, Thursday, March 26, at 10AM and at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street. Gerry died March 16 after a long illness. Gerry distinguished himself in many ways. He was highly regarded for his expertise in PR crisis management and […]