BB Promotion Producer
Back in the eighties, Michael Brenner was already producing musicals, ballet shows and concerts and then eventually in 1987 he founded BB Promotion – The Art of Entertainment which formed the core of BB Group. Today, BB Promotion Ltd., together with its sister companies Creative Partners Ltd., Entertainment Sales & Marketing Solutions (ESMS) Ltd., Fandango Ltd. and Intershow Ltd. is one of the market leaders in the development, production, management and marketing of high-end live entertainment in Europe. After Michael Brenner’s sudden, premature death, BB Promotion and the entire BB Group are managed by a long-term four-strong team, led by Ralf Kokemüller.
Michael Brenner successfully produced a large number of musicals, including Grease (1996-98), Saturday Night Fever (1999-2006), Swing! (Broadway 1998), Rent (2000, 2007), West Side Story (on world tour since 2003), We Will Rock You (in collaboration with QUEEN – Cologne 2004-2008, Zurich/Vienna 2006-2007, Stuttgart 2008, Berlin, Stockholm and Oslo 2010/11), Chicago (2005), Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show (new production since 2008), Hairspray (German premiere, 2009-2010) and CATS (since 2010).
Furthermore, BB Promotion has brought numerous music and theatre shows to stages all over Europe and beyond such as Queen Esther Marrow’s The Harlem Gospel Singers Show (since 1991), STOMP! (since 1997), Tap Dogs (1998-2005), Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (2000, 2002), Fosse (2001), Tanguera, the first tango musical in the world (since 2007), Yamato – The Drummers of Japan (since 2002), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (since 2011) and Ballet Revolución (since 2012).
The commitment of international stars such as Shirley MacLaine, Diana Ross, Marcel Marceau, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Ballet Nacional de España has made BB Promotion internationally renowned.
In the western and southwestern parts of Germany BB Promotion is the top local promoter of major concerts and has presented among others Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N‘ Roses, QUEEN, Sting, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Cat Stevens, Roger Waters and the Rolling Stones.
With over 100 staff, the BB Group is one of the leading agencies for high-end entertainment in Europe today.