Cheering (and booing) at The Apollo’s historic Amateur Night

Looking for affordable entertainment that’s tremendous fun and will serve up a big piece of show business history? Check out the famed Amateur Night at the historic Apollo Theater on 125th St. in

‘Death Comes Silently’: another murder in paradise

So much of the news coverage of crime is powered by information from police and prosecutors that it’s rare for the public to have doubts about the guilt of the prime suspect in major cases. Whether we

The indescribably brilliant ‘Realistic Joneses’ at Yale Rep

Why are the deeply unhappy quartet of characters in “The Realistic Joneses” so funny? Will Eno’s latest play is what might be described as a very serious comedy. Yes, the laughs are fairly steady in

‘The Innkeepers’: great build-up, weak finale

In his last two horror films — “The House of the Devil” (2009) and “The Innkeepers” (2011) — writer-director Ti West has developed a distinctive, low-tech style that has already attracted good reviews

‘65 Red Roses’: harrowing, moving look at medical crisis

The Oprah Winfrey Network continues its series of first-class documentaries tonight at 9 p.m. with “65 Red Roses,” a feature-length study of how a young Canadian woman and her family coped with the

‘Newsies’: Broadway’s latest hit goes back to basics

The first thing you are likely to notice about the new hit Broadway musical “Newsies” is the refreshingly human scale of this show about a newspaper delivery boys’ strike in New York City a century

Laura Lippman’s move into ‘Dangerous’ territory

The most recent Laura Lippman novel, “The Most Dangerous Thing”  — out in paperback today via William Morrow — seems destined to divide readers. Especially those of us who have been following

‘Around the World in 80 Days’: nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

From July 8, 2011 – It can be dangerous to tamper with your past by going back to a movie you loved as a child but haven’t seen since. When I impulsively pulled “Around the World in 80 Days” off a