Inner Circle Show

Dave Seifman Reflects on Larry Sutton

By David Seifman This has been a tough week for those of us in the Inner Circle and for everyone who cared about journalism in New York. We lost Larry Sutton on Saturday (June 17, 2017) and this morning (June 23) news came that Gabe Pressman died. So if you’re saying prayers for Larry, add one for Gabe. […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

Inner Circle’s Kirstin Cole Marries in Italy

By Shelly Strickler It was a fairytale once-in-a-lifetime experience attending the July 26th, 2015 wedding of Inner Circle member Kirstin Cole and her handsome prince, Rocco Vozza.  Kirstin was every bit a beautiful princess, beaming with endless joy. The wedding was set against the magnificent Sea of Naples/Mediterranean Sea at the old-world charming San Michele Hotel […]

Umbrella Day at CitiField

The Inner Circle’s 2015 baseball outing started out wet but ended historic. About 40 members, spouses and friends braved rain and wet seats at Citifield in Flushing on June 27 as the Mets and Cincinnati Reds tried to do battle. The game was stopped in the seventh inning, and ticket holders were told they could […]