Jon Lehrer Dance Company’s Return to NYC Celebrates Perseverance

Jon Lehrer Dance Company’s Return to NYC Celebrates Perseverance

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | It’s been three years since the eight-member New York-based Jon Lehrer Dance Company performed together in the Big Apple. On May 6, for one night only, they will bring their trademark kinetic athleticism to The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, with a just under two-hour program featuring a […]

Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show From Pandemic Back Burner

Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show  From Pandemic Back Burner

NOTE: Following this feature (with  quotes from an interview conducted prior to the show’s NYC premier), find Trav S.D.’s brief review. Spoiler: The upshot is, says Trav, “Go see it.” TRAV S.D.| Good news for NYC fans of Downton Abbey cast member Lesley Nicol, who plays the role of the cranky Crawley family cook, Mrs. Patmore. Not only […]

Choreographic Landmarks Grace the Joyce

Choreographic Landmarks Grace the Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Notable as much for its live music as for its deeply committed dancing, the first program of the Limón Dance Company’s spring season at the Joyce Theater spans 96 years of choreographic exploration. Beginning with the stately sweep of Doris Humphrey’s 1928 Air for the G String, a female quintet that […]

A Venerable Dance Troupe, Live in Many Colors at The Joyce, April 19-May 1

A Venerable Dance Troupe, Live in Many Colors at The Joyce, April 19-May 1

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | José Limón—whose remarkably resilient dance company celebrates its 75th year with a two-week, two-program season at the Joyce April 19-May 1—was a Mexican painter who fell in love with dance in New York after seeing the German Expressionist dancer Harald Kreuzberg. At 22, he began studying modern technique with pioneering American […]

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | If you’re a gay man with access to a shower and a penchant for covering showy show tunes therewithin—a sizable demographic if ever there was one—you’ve likely found yourself belting out the work of Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winner Howard Ashman, lyricist of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, […]

This Week in Chelsea: February 7-13, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: February 7-13, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” In Order of Appearance: Advocating for Justice / Community Board Applications Accepted Through March 1 / Free COVID Test & Mask Distribution / Fountain House Gallery Group Exhibition /  Hudson Guild Gallery Exhibits / Participatory Budgeting is Back / Neighborhood Business Grants Thursday, February 10, 7pm: Advocating for Justice: Remembering […]

Snow On (and above) Sixteenth Street

Snow On (and above) Sixteenth Street

West 16th Street resident Paul Groncki captured these street level, interior, and rooftop photos shortly after it stopped snowing on the morning of Friday, January 7.     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 […]