In 1995 Ralf Kokemüller joined BB Promotion, the forerunner of the BB Group. In close cooperation with the founder Michael Brenner one of the most successful promoters of live entertainment in Germany and Europe was created. For many years Ralf Kokemüller was responsible for scouting and booking, cultivating close relationships with internationally acclaimed hit shows such as Stomp, Tanguera and Yamato. After Brenner’s death in 2011, Ralf Kokemüller, as CEO of the group, maintained the BB Group’s maxim of discovering and realising new, fascinating shows and artists. The (co-) productions include show experiences such as Thriller – Live, Blue Man Group or Tango Pasión, stage performances and dance productions such as the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and musicals such as the original English-language production of Disney’s The Lion King or Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon.
In 2015 Ralf Kokemüller produced the German-language version of Bodyguard. He had been involved in the original West end production in London as a co-producer for several years before that.
The in-house production of the first Cuban musical Carmen La Cubana, co-produced with the renowned Théâtre du Châtelet, premiered in Paris in 2016 and has been presented in theatres worldwide since 2018.
In addition to the portfolio of high-quality productions and an international network of artists and producers, innovative concepts such as Ballet Revolución from Cuba or the Cats theatre tent tour were also repeatedly found under his leadership.
At Mehr-BB Entertainment, with which the BB Group merged in April 2019, Ralf Kokemüller was CEO and producer.
In this position, he was responsible for the in-house production of the 1920s revue Berlin Berlin, which celebrated an acclaimed premiere at the Admiralspalast in 2019 and subsequently went on tour several times. Ralf Kokemüller was CEO of Mehr-BB Entertainment until the end of 2022. However, he continues to be associated with the company as a producer and consultant.