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

At the Opera House, ‘Miss Saigon’ shows its age

By , Globe Staff

Despite generally fine performances by the large cast, there’s a hollowness at the center of the 1991 musical.


You’re doing fine, ‘Oklahoma!’

By , Globe Staff

A first-rate North Shore Music Theatre production reveals the classic musical’s inherent strengths, and some of its darkness, too.


For Faye Dunaway, a return to Boston — and her roots on the stage

By , Globe Staff

The celebrated actress will portray Katharine Hepburn in a pre-Broadway engagement of “Tea at Five’’ at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Stage review

A tragic collision of expectations in the Huntington’s ‘Yerma’

By , Globe Staff

Melinda Lopez has adapted the 1934 play by Federico García Lorca about a woman whose desperation to have a child leads to misery.