Drag Duo’s Latest Mines All Things 80’s, and So Much More

Drag Duo’s Latest Mines All Things 80’s, and So Much More

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Parachute pants. The premiere of MTV. Cellular phones the size of those shoes you’re walking around with. Totally tubular, gag-me-with-a-spoon, grody to the max, excellent adventures. If it’s the 80’s, RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) alums Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne Lake were there—living through it, so that they may bring you […]

Queer Pioneer Buddy Cole Sleighs at SoHo Playhouse, Through Nov. 3

Queer Pioneer Buddy Cole Sleighs at SoHo Playhouse, Through Nov. 3

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Ascot around neck, cigarette in hand, lips pursed in close proximity to the rim of a stiff cocktail, uncompromisingly outspoken gay bar denizen Buddy Cole made his bones as a monologue-delivering mainstay, during the televised run of iconic sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall—whose wonderfully eccentric, character-driven work was […]

At the Irish Rep, Jeffrey Bean Makes ‘Dublin Carol’ Sing

At the Irish Rep, Jeffrey Bean Makes ‘Dublin Carol’ Sing

It’s set on Christmas Eve, and there are holiday-appropriate decorations strung about the set, to be sure—but don’t expect any nostalgic flashbacks shedding light on what a child’s Christmas was like in Wales, or, for that matter, a trio of spectral visitors haunting the town miser until he arrives on the doorstep of a poor […]

NYC’s Most Terrifyingly Fun Events of 2019

NYC’s Most Terrifyingly Fun Events of 2019

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Genre-savvy audiences are increasing numb to horror. The days of animatronic vampires groaning, “I vant to suck your bloooood!” are lone gone. The 21st century haunted house is technologically advanced, highly interactive, and immersive. Some of them even have selfie spots for people who want photo ops with the monsters (you […]

‘August’ Dance Works of the Fall

‘August’ Dance Works of the Fall

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | William Forsythe is arguably the smartest person working in dance today, and his current year-old touring show, William Forsythe: A Quiet Evening of Dance, just might be the best concert you’ll see this year. Forsythe, now pushing 70, has spent the bulk of his career in Germany, but is currently back […]

Just Goes to ‘Shows’ You: Essential A&E Activities

Just Goes to ‘Shows’ You: Essential A&E Activities

Saturday, October 19: “Swimming in Mudd” | Longtime community advocate, Chelsea Community News contributor, and Midtown South Community Council president John Mudd’s solo performance is presented as part of the United Solo Festival. Described by Mudd as an experience that “delights, and hits your funny bone through the character’s despairing search for a purpose,” the show […]

City Miles: The Still Falling for Spring Edition

City Miles: The Still Falling for Spring Edition

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES: SCENES FROM MAY 2019’s NINTH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of our awesome advertisers, and the support of our readers. If you like what you see, please consider taking part in our GoFundMe campaign (click here). To make a direct donation, give feedback […]

Palissimo Company, at Heller Gallery, Fundraises to Help ‘Hebel’

Palissimo Company, at Heller Gallery, Fundraises to Help ‘Hebel’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | “Human and humane” is the apt description of Palissimo Company—artistic director Pavel Zuštiak’s dynamic, deeply affecting, 2004-founded collaborative platform for research, development, and production of live arts, whose exploration of the human condition captures the imagination and stirs the soul. Merging, they tell us, “the abstract aspects of dance with the […]

Stanley Bard Returns to Chelsea Hotel, for Less Than One Night Only

Stanley Bard Returns to Chelsea Hotel, for Less Than One Night Only

BY DEBBIE MARTIN | Heartbroken, like many fans, of the Chelsea Hotel’s continuous closure, the UK-based stencil artist known as Stewy celebrated the creative life of the hotel by creating life-size stencils of Dyaln Thomas, Quentin Crisp, Patti Smith, and former Chelsea Hotel manager Stanley Bard (depicted in the photo to the left). You can still finds […]

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