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


Boston theaters foresee dramatic changes once the coronavirus crisis subsides

By , Globe Staff

Interviews with more than a dozen artistic directors found a consensus that the ripple effects of COVID-19 will change both the business and the art of theater.


Watch James Corden’s sensational turn in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

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The National Theatre production featuring Corden's knockabout performance is going to be shown for free for a week on YouTube.


John Douglas Thompson to star in Shakespeare on the Common’s ‘Tempest’

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Thompson has won acclaim for his performances of Shakespeare as well as other roles, including his award-winning turn in the Huntington's "Man in the Ring."

After closing early at Central Square Theater, ‘Pipeline’ can now be streamed

By , Globe Staff

It was captured in a multi-camera video recording, and that recording will be available for purchase on the video platform Vimeo until 11:59 p.m. on April 5.