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.

Latest stories

Colonial Theatre to reopen June 27 with ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’

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The world-premiere production has its sights set on Broadway.

Stage Review

A lively, stylish ‘Shakespeare in Love’ at SpeakEasy

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The idea of theater-as-intoxicant buoys the SpeakEasy Stage production of the play adapted from the 1998 film.

The Year in Arts 2017

Globe critics’ roundtable: How do we weigh sex misconduct allegations when taking the measure of art?

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As allegations of sexual harassment and abuse permeate every field, it raises questions for critics.

The Year in Arts 2017

Amid a Trump din, other voices rang out onstage

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From “Fun Home’’ to “American Moor’’ to “Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women,’’ 2017 was a year of speaking up and speaking out on Boston stages.