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NYC: Bloomberg does his final Inner Circle bit

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, participates in a musical

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, participates in a musical number from "Nice Work If You Can Get It." (Credit: NYC mayor's office)

Saturday night marked the last Inner Circle show featuring Michael Bloomberg as mayor.

The title of the press send-up was "The Last Gulp" based on the soda-ban controversy. For his response, Bloomberg brought in casts from "Annie," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Rock of Ages."

Bloomberg in one sketch invented an app that reminds him to be in town for blizzards. Earlier, the "Last Gulp" featured the Bloomberg character (Andrew Siff) singing "Irreplaceable . . . that’s what I am" to the tune of "Unforgettable."

The evening opened with Joe Pisco singing "New York, New York" Sinatra-style.

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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