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…

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 – 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…

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 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…

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…

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 more…