Mayor Bloomberg Pokes Fun at Self
NEW YORK (AP) _ For his first onstage antics at the annual Inner Circle charity dinner, Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the new stars of the Broadway show ``The Producers″ in a musical spoof poking fun at his victory in last year’s City Hall race.
At the black-tie benefit, reporters lampoon city politics and the mayor takes the stage for a musical comeback.
In this year’s media skit, ``Thanks a Billion,″ reporters needled the billionaire mayor for the $76.4 million of his personal fortune he spent during his campaign _ the most ever spent on a non-presidential race in the United States.
Bloomberg’s rebuttal featured actors Steven Weber and Henry Goodman choosing him as a mayoral candidate sure to lose _ a spinoff of the award-winning musical, in which the actors play a producer and accountant who try to scam investors with a surefire Broadway flop.
Bloomberg also showed off his legs in Bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian-print shirt Saturday night, a gag on the media attention he has received for refusing to disclose his whereabouts during weekends out-of-town, including one at his estate in Bermuda.