It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Larry Murray, founder of this site. Larry passed away quietly early on March 10 following a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his two sisters, nephews and nieces, and innumerable friends. His obituary and further updates will be posted as they become available.
It was Larry’s wish that I, Gail M. Burns, take over and continue this site, and in fact he passed the reins to me about a month ago. I am committed to keeping BerkshireOnStage.com the premiere source for information on theatre in the Berkshire/NT Capital District/SW Vermont region.
I hope you will continue to send me news of your openings, auditions, and other important announcements at the new e-mail address: BerkshireOnStage@gmail.com
By the time I realized that there were things that needed to be done behind the scenes to switch everything here and on Facebook, Twitter, etc. from Larry’s name to mine it was too late to bother Larry with those details. Since I am not a blood relation I have little sway with these large corporate entities – even blood relations need a court order to make changes to a deceased person’s Facebook account – so there will be hitches and glitches as I transition things. I will keep you posted here. In the meantime, I consider the continued presence of Larry’s name and photo on various communications to be a tribute to a wonderful man, rather than a macabre reminder of his passing.