Former Disney executive Jane Abramson to lead ever-growing development slate as Michael Cassel Group continues its international expansion into the world ‘s top theatre markets.
Jane Abramson will join Michael Cassel Group, one of the world’s leading theatre producers, as Head of Creative Development, the company’s first appointment based in New York City.
Abramson will report to Head of Production, Todd Lacy and be responsible with Mike McLeish, Director of Creative Development, for identifying, nurturing and delivering the company’s many theatrical development projects. The appointment is part of the company’s global expansion, focussed on the creation of original, high-quality theatrical content.
Abramson joins Michael Cassel Group from Disney Theatrical Group, where she held the role of Director, Creative Development. A producer and creative executive, Abramson has spent much of the last two decades developing and managing new Broadway musicals for Disney Theatrical Group including Frozen, Aladdin, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and The Lion King along with regional, international, and developmental productions of Hercules, Freaky Friday, The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Shakespeare in Love, Aida, Tarzan, Peter and the Starcatcher, High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast.
“New York City is arguably the theatre capital of the world, and this was a move we knew we had to get right,” said Michael Cassel, CEO/Producer.
“Jane is one of the most accomplished creative executives working in our industry and her reputation is second-to-none. Her experience collaborating with authors, composers, directors and creative teams across the globe, combined with her experience in nurturing new work, will help accelerate our focus on creating quality theatrical entertainment. Jane’ s presence in New York allows us not only the opportunity to realise our work internationally but also helps put us at the centre of new ideas, stories and theatrical IP. ”
Todd Lacy, Head of Production, said: ” Jane’s extensive experience in