Better Newspaper Contest Honors Our Arts & Features Work

Better Newspaper Contest Honors Our Arts & Features Work

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Last week, the Chelsea Community News website hit its half-decade mark, celebrating the fifth anniversary of our April 23, 2019 launch. Last weekend, at the annual NYPA (New York Press Association) Better Newspaper Contest, CCNews won Third Place, Division I, Coverage of the Arts. It was an unconventional entry–all LGBTQ+-themed content. […]

‘Return of the Red Umbrellas’ Brings Beloved Bumbershoots Back to Meatpacking District

‘Return of the Red Umbrellas’ Brings Beloved Bumbershoots Back to Meatpacking District

Whether you made an appointment to be there or stumbled upon it and stayed, Gansevoort Plaza (Gansevoort St. & 9th Ave.) was the place to be on Saturday, April 13. That’s when the Meatpacking District’s large and lively public plaza saw a new tradition set in stone—cobblestone, actually—as the second annual Return of the Red […]

Review: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is a Coming of Age Musical That’s in All the Right (Alicia) Keys

Review: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is a Coming of Age Musical That’s in All the Right (Alicia) Keys

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | No, the Broadway musical Hell’s Kitchen isn’t about gay guys who live in affordable walkups and go to Empanada Mama. With songs by 16-Grammy-winner Alicia Keys, it loosely draws on the long-running music star’s experiences, using Keys’ own hits (and three new songs she wrote) to illustrate a 17-year-old girl’s relationships […]

REVIEW: ‘Suffs’ is an Affecting Look at Women’s Battle for Rights

REVIEW: ‘Suffs’ is an Affecting Look at Women’s Battle for Rights

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | If you think the idea of suffragists bursting into song is absurd, you’re forgetting Mary Poppins. (“We’re clearly soldiers in petticoats/And dauntless crusaders for women’s votes.”) Well, now, they’re crusading for Tony award votes with the ambitious musical Suffs, based on the American women’s suffrage movement, with a book and score […]

Ginger Minj & Gidget Galore Bring Broadway-Themed Show to Gate of Great White Way

Ginger Minj & Gidget Galore Bring Broadway-Themed Show to Gate of Great White Way

A show whose thematic “Oomh!” comes from the Broadway songbook’s emotional depth and camp-friendly absurdities has arrived on West 42nd Street—the very doorstep of its source material—to throw down the gauntlet. Fortunately for us, the gauntlet is actually two pairs of long satin evening gloves worn with confident, comedic ferocity by native-to-Florida drag queens Ginger […]

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