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 Notebook

A lifetime of connection with Bruce Springsteen

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Springsteen is on Broadway in a transcendent evening of songs, stories, and ruminations, performed almost completely solo.

Stage Review

‘Lost Tempo’ hits the right notes

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A gifted but troubled saxophonist gets a second chance at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

Critic’s Notebook

In Springfield, Dr. Seuss is at center of a cultural clash

By , Globe Staff

An image created by Theodor Geisel years ago is resonating in an unintended — and to some, an unpleasant — way today.

Stage review

In Kushner’s ‘Bright Room,’ a dark parable for our times

By , Globe Staff

Flat Earth Theatre brings all-out passion to a play that cuts between 1930s Germany and Reagan-era America.