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

A dance of regret in Gloucester Stage’s ‘Lughnasa’

By , Globe Staff

Lindsay Crouse delivers another standout performance in “Dancing at Lughnasa,’’ Brian Friel’s Tony-winning drama of thwarted dreams.

Construction issue forces two-week delay for ‘Moulin Rouge!’

By , Globe Staff

The world premiere of the musical — and the reopening of Emerson Colonial Theatre — has been pushed back to July 10.

Construction mishap at Colonial could delay ‘Moulin Rouge!’

By , Globe Staff

A beam that supports a new steel grid above the stage failed, raising the question of whether the world premiere at the refurbished theater might be affected.

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins big at Tony Awards

By , Globe Staff

The intimate musical about unexpected connections in the Middle East harvested a whopping 10 Tonys, while “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’’ won six awards, including best play.