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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Critic’s picks: From ‘Moulin Rouge!’ to ‘Mame,’ the summer onstage

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Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s guide to summer productions.

A shakeup at the top for Wheelock Family Theatre

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Producing artistic director Linda Chin is losing her job, as Boston University moves to consolidate control over Wheelock College.

Stage review

Strutting their stuff in ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’

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An Elvis impersonator turns to drag performance in Matthew Lopez’s comedy, at Greater Boston Stage Company.

Stage Review

Keeping Judaism alive in Kabul, one quip at a time

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Joel Colodner and Jeremiah Kissel team up for “Two Jews Walk Into a War . . .,” Seth Rozin’s comedy at New Repertory Theatre.