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 more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 more…

“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 more…

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.   more…

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 more…

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 more…