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

‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ highlight Broadway In Boston’s 2018-19 season

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Three of the season’s 11 shows will be presented in the reopened Colonial Theatre.


Berkshire Theatre Group taps Nicholas Paleologos as executive director

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The former longtime state representative and former head of the Massachusetts Film Office has produced Broadway shows.

Stage Review

What’s in a name? With ‘Steve,’ it’s heart and wit

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Zeitgeist Stage Company’s production of Mark Gerrard’s one-act comedy chronicles turbulence in the relationships of two longtime gay couples.

Stage Review

‘The Humans’ explores the high cost of being alive

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Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning drama stars Richard Thomas and Pamela Reed as parents of a middle-class family that is barely holding on.