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

A ‘Cyrano’ with panache at Gloucester Stage

By , Globe Staff

Jeremiah Kissel tackles the title role with gusto in an adaptation of the classic play.

Stage Review

‘Peter Pan’ sometimes charms, seldom soars

By , Globe Staff

North Shore Music Theatre production stars Elena Ricardo in title role of musical adaptation.

A comeback role for Boston’s theater district?

By , Globe Staff

A current flurry of activity and optimism suggests the downtown theater district could regain some of its former status as a proving ground for Broadway-bound productions.

Stage review

‘The Closet’ plays sexual identity for old-fashioned laughs

By , Globe Staff

While it’s set in the present day, the play featuring Matthew Broderick feels curiously dated at times.