Erica Lynn Schwartz is a Tony-nominated performing arts professional

with a wide variety of theatrical development and production experience.

She has seasoned management experience with deep relationships in the

industry, a thorough understanding of theatrical production, new work development,

licensing, touring and a proven track record in creating new revenue streams.

Erica Lynn Schwartz

Erica is the General Manager for the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts overseeing all operations and facilitating the reopening of this historic theater. Under her leadership, the Colonial is home to a wide array of top quality programming.


Prior to her role at the Colonial, Erica was the Senior Director of Programming at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida where she was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and coherent program of artistic presentations for the center. Some of her most exciting engagements included a sold-out presentation of Andrea Bocelli, launching the 2017 tour for Billy Crystal‘s latest show and presenting The Roots on New Year’s Eve.


Erica’s Broadway producing debut was Neil LaBute’s Reasons To Be Pretty (TONY, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominations for Best Play). She also served as Producer for 1001 (Time Out New York’s Top 10) and Associate Producer for Striking 12 (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Best Musical). She is an active investor in several Broadway shows – most recently the current smash-hit Hamilton and international tour of Wicked.


Erica spent 15 years working in the New York City theatrical community.  Some highlights include the development of the licensing, booking and touring division of Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing, Leading a $25.5 million capital campaign for MCC Theater’s new theater complex in Manhattan, and managing productions at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Erica was a member of the general management team for several broadway productions including Wicked, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She developed promotions, events and sponsorships for Movin’ Out, Doubt, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Hairspray. She is proud to have begun her career as the Artistic Services Associate for The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, winner of the 2008 TONY Award for Best Regional Theatre.


She is a graduate of Northwestern University where she holds the honor of being named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2008. In addition to her passion for all performing arts, Erica is an avid skier. She resides in Boston with her husband and their two daughters.