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

‘On Your Feet!’: A fast-moving formula for fun

By , Globe Staff

Sergio Trujillo’s choreography enlivens a jukebox bio-musical at the Boston Opera House about Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

stage review

Doherty shines brightest in Moonbox’s compelling ‘Cabaret’

By , Globe Staff

The actress seizes the role of the down-but-not-out Sally Bowles as if it’s always belonged to her.


A ‘Much Ado’ that brings Beyoncé to its battle of wits

By , Globe Staff

Christopher V. Edwards adds contemporary touches to Shakespeare’s comedy about love and its tribulations.

Family Entertainment 2018

Broadway beckons with ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Mean Girls,’ and ‘Frozen’

By , Globe Staff

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin appraises new stage adaptations aimed at young theatergoers and their parents.