Inner Circle Show

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 […]

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 […]

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.  

Party Kicks Off 2016 Show Season

Desnudas, Pizza Rat, BFFs BdB and Andy Cuomo. Inner Circle incoming President Andrew Siff (IC’ 03) is already blessed with plenty of ripe material to make our 94th show another great one. To get things going, we’ll have our annual installation/kick-off dinner, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at the Water Club.  In his role, Andrew is  expected […]

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 […]