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

‘The Lightning Thief’ is a blast — and that’s no myth

By , Globe Staff

A raucous, freewheeling musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s popular book series about half-god, half-mortal Percy Jackson comes to the Huntington.

Stage Review

An enjoyable tale of transformation in North Shore Music Theatre’s ‘Freaky Friday’

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Laurie Wells and Lindsay Joan deliver superlative performances as mother and daughter in musical adaptation of body-swap comedy.

Stage Review

Ideas and emotions swirl through ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

By , Globe Staff

The Tony-winning musical, now at the Opera House, feels both of-our-moment and built to last.

Stage Review

Timely and timeless qualities of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ come through in Williamstown production

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S. Epatha Merkerson of “Law & Order’’ leads a strong cast in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959 drama, directed by Robert O’Hara.