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

Stage Review

Gloucester Stage’s ‘Madame Defarge’ can’t knit together a compelling story

By , Globe Staff

A world premiere of a musical inspired by “A Tale of Two Cities’’ gets tangled up in narrative knots.

Stage Review

An exuberant journey down the yellow brick road in ‘The Wiz’

By , Globe Staff

Directed by Dawn M. Simmons, the Lyric Stage production showcases the 1975 musical’s enduring appeal.


Critic’s picks: From ‘Moulin Rouge!’ to ‘Mame,’ the summer onstage

By , Globe Staff

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s guide to summer productions.

A shakeup at the top for Wheelock Family Theatre

By , Globe Staff

Producing artistic director Linda Chin is losing her job, as Boston University moves to consolidate control over Wheelock College.