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

In this summer of our discontent, a resonant ‘Richard III’

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Faran Tahir is an intense, ruthless monarch in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s unsettling production of Shakespeare’s drama.


ART’s Diane Paulus to co-direct live TV broadcast of ‘Hair’

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To be titled “Hair Live!,’’ it will air on NBC in May 2019.

Stage Review

Trying to keep dreams alive in Company One Theatre’s inventive ‘Leftovers’

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A South Philadelphia family deals with financial and personal challenges while reckoning with the downfall of Bill Cosby in premiere of play by Josh Wilder.

Stage REview

A ‘Cyrano’ with panache at Gloucester Stage

By , Globe Staff

Jeremiah Kissel tackles the title role with gusto in an adaptation of the classic play.