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

An exquisite duet in Lyric Stage’s ‘Souvenir’

By , Globe Staff

Ten years after appearing in its original Lyric production, Leigh Barrett and Will McGarrahan re-team for this funny, touching play about Florence Foster Jenkins and her accompanist.

Stage Review

In a superb ‘Fun Home,’ pain and beauty live side by side

By , Globe Staff

The Tony-winning musical about a lesbian cartoonist and her late father is a wrenching journey of memory and self-discovery, laced with wit and humor.

Critic’s Notebook

A lifetime of connection with Bruce Springsteen

By , Globe Staff

Springsteen is on Broadway in a transcendent evening of songs, stories, and ruminations, performed almost completely solo.

Stage Review

‘Guide for the Homesick’ an absorbing tale of conscience and connection

By , Globe Staff

Two men struggle with personal guilt in world premiere of a drama by Ken Urban at the Huntington Theatre Company.