Theater Critic

Don Aucoin

Don Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic. He reviews and reports on theater in the Boston area, and periodically writes about television.

Aucoin covered city and state government and several political campaigns for the Globe, wrote for the Boston Globe Magazine, was a TV critic for several years, and worked as a feature writer for the paper’s Living section, specializing in profiles and trend pieces. He is a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy’’ (Simon & Schuster). His story on race relations in Boston was included in “Best Newspaper Writing 2006-2007.’’ He is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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Stage Review

Props to Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a few pokes, in Gerard Alessandrini’s ‘Spamilton’

By , Globe Staff

The Needham native known for the “Forbidden Broadway’ series unleashes his satirical talent on Miranda’s blockbuster musical, “Hamilton.’’

Stage Review

Amped-up and infectious, ‘School of Rock’ finds its groove

By , Globe Staff

The musical adapted from the Jack Black movie mostly delivers a good time at the Boston Opera House.

Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson among stars to appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival

By , Globe Staff

This summer’s shows will include Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Stage Review

‘Who Is Eartha Mae?’: A portrait of the artist as an enigma

By , Globe Staff

Despite a flawed script, Jade Wheeler delivers a tour de force performance as the elusive Eartha Kitt.