Larry Murray began writing about arts and entertainment as a teenager, and continues to do so in retirement after fifty years in and around theatre, music and dance. Over the years he has worked with Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, and numerous theatre companies. He helped begin Arts Boston, an umbrella organization and served as its CEO for a decade. As chair of Boston's Midtown Cultural District Task Force, his group prevented the destruction of six theatres which have now been refurbished and used for live performances. Mostly he works behind the scene to nurture the performing arts, but in 1989 was named New England's Entertainer of the Year. His online blog, BerkshireOnStage.com is well known as an authoritative voice on the arts of Western Massachusetts. Over the years he has written for the Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, Berkshire Fine Arts and is a regular contributor to Nippertown, the Albany, NY entertainment website.
BWW Reviews: 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Co
February 20, 2013
Ten new dramas and comedies, absorbing and entertaining, are featured in the second year of the Barrington Stage 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL. Ten minutes each and playing for just ten days, the offers provide a tasty sample of what is new in the regional theatre community today.
Shakespeare & Company performs THE LIAR by David Ives
February 11, 2013
With classic wordplay to delight the intellect, and on-stage farcical situations to provoke the belly laughs, THE LIAR at Shakespeaere & Company is welcome relief from the Winter storms in the currently dormant Berkshires of Massachusetts. It runs until March 24 in Lenox, MA.
BWW Reviews: Jim Briggs Portrays Compelling VINCENT van Gogh in the Berkshires
December 15, 2012
The Starry Night Theatre Company, newly organized in the Berkshires, offers Leonard Nimoy's one hander VINCENT, with Jim Briggs as van Gogh, as its first production. It plays December 14-30, 2012 on the St. Germain Stage of Barrington Stage Company.