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

Swinging ’60s ‘Being Earnest’ never quite lifts off

By , Globe Staff

A musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic, now receiving its East Coast premiere, transposes the setting to the London of the mid-1960s.

Off-Broadway runs set for ‘Brokelahomo!’ and ‘Inferno!’

By , Globe Staff

Ryan Landry’s musical spoof and James Hansen Prince’s play about the Cocoanut Grove fire will both be presented in Theatre 80 St. Marks this fall.

Jim Petosa to step down from New Rep at season’s end

By , Globe Staff

He also plans to relinquish his post at BU’s School of Theatre “to allow room for new artists to rise and lead.”

Stage Review

‘Hamilton,’ the hit heard ’round the world, arrives in Boston (finally) with a bang

By , Globe Staff

This exhilarating touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster serves notice that “Hamilton’’ is built to last.