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Christian Ranke

Christian Ranke

Christian Ranke has translated several musicals into Norwegian including THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, EVITA and recently RAGTIME. In this production he also portrayed the role of Tateh, for which he was nominated for a Regional BroadwayWorld Award.

Other roles include the bishop of Digne/Grantaire (and understudying Javert) in LES MISÉRABLES, Michael in the Scandinavian premiere of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, Gordon/the Man/ensemble in RENT, the title role in SHREK! THE MUSICAL and Professor Callahn in LEGALLY BLONDE.




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BWW Review: S? SOM I HIMMELEN at Oslo Nye Teater - A Celebration of Life, Love and music!BWW Review: S? SOM I HIMMELEN at Oslo Nye Teater - A Celebration of Life, Love and music!
Posted: Jan. 31, 2020


BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Chat Noir - Somewhere Between Heaven and EarthBWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Chat Noir - Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth
Posted: Jan. 21, 2020


Mega Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! Will Return to Oslo in Early 2021Mega Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! Will Return to Oslo in Early 2021
Posted: Feb. 4, 2020


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BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Det Norske Teatret - Highly Imaginative Musical With Strong, Solid Performances.BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Det Norske Teatret - Highly Imaginative Musical With Strong, Solid Performances.
Posted: Nov. 11, 2019


BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Sarpsborg SceneBWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Sarpsborg Scene
Posted: Mar. 4, 2019


BWW Review: DAVID BOWIE'S LAZARUS at Det Norske Teatret - Transfixing Moments of Pure Bowie!BWW Review: DAVID BOWIE'S LAZARUS at Det Norske Teatret - Transfixing Moments of Pure Bowie!
Posted: May. 11, 2019


BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ullensaker Kulturhus - The second coming...almostBWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ullensaker Kulturhus - The second coming...almost
Posted: May. 13, 2019


BWW Review: S? SOM I HIMMELEN at Oslo Nye Teater - A Celebration of Life, Love and music!BWW Review: S? SOM I HIMMELEN at Oslo Nye Teater - A Celebration of Life, Love and music!
Posted: Jan. 31, 2020


BWW Previews: Norwegian Play CRYING HANDS About The Deaf During Holocaust Will Tour US And Canada In MarchBWW Previews: Norwegian Play CRYING HANDS About The Deaf During Holocaust Will Tour US And Canada In March
Posted: Feb. 21, 2019


BWW Interview: BroadwayWorld Award Winner - Charlotte Brænna
March 7, 2019

Charlotte Braenna played Lucille Frank in the Scandinavian Premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE, just out of school. She has since starred in many musicals such as Kathy Selden in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Mother in BILLY ELLIOT and MARY POPPINS at Folketeatret. Recently she played Sandy in GREASE at Chateau Neuf. Currently she is playing Meg Giry in the premiere production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Hvordan du kjøper billetter til et Broadway show
March 4, 2019

Alle guide-boker forteller deg at hvis du planlegger en tur til New York City, bor det a se et Broadway-forestilling sta pa toppen av prioriteringslisten ... og de har rett. The Big Apple tilbyr en rekke museer, restauranter og steder a besoke, og likevel kan ingen av dem sammenlignes med den magien du finner Broadway. Hvis du har planer om a se et Broadway-forestilling pa din storbyferie (og det burde du ha), dette er din steg-for-steg veiledning om hvordan du far billetter til det showet som passer best for deg.

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Sarpsborg Scene
March 4, 2019

Musically Jesus Christ Superstar at Sarpsborg scene is a joy to witness. It works in all aspects with the performers, choir and musicians. Directorially it is more of a hit and miss, with both captivating sequences while others got a little lost in the huge crowd on stage.

BWW Previews: Norwegian Play CRYING HANDS About The Deaf During Holocaust Will Tour US And Canada In March
February 21, 2019

What happened to the deaf and the disabled both before and during World War II? What atrocities and unimaginable acts of evil were committed? This is an extensive topic, and unknown to most people. Over the years, Teater Manu has acquired a large archive of documentary material, and has interviewed Holocaust survivors. Teater Manu also gather inspirations from the Holocaust Museums in Jerusalem, Oslo and Berlin. It will tour the US and CANADA March 7. - 24.

BWW Feature: THE BOOK OF MORMON Guys Are Gender-Reversing in Broadway Backwards-style
February 5, 2019

an homage to the likes of Broadway Backwards and Miscast, appropriately named (Wo)Man up. It has been such a big success they have already done it three incarnations at various dates. The show last November was packed to the rafters, so I would advice Det Norske Teatret to maybe consider doing the fourth outing on the main stage. I know at least I would have loved the final outing to go out with a bang!

JERSEY BOYS to open in Norway In 2020
February 3, 2019

The Broadway Mega-hit will open in Norway 2020 at Chateau Neuf. The musical has played on and off Broadway since 2006 and is still going strong.No cast are announced yet. It will be directed by Tore Sergei Myklebust and Choreographed by Kirsty McDonald. Hans Einar Apelland will serve as Musical Director.

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Chateau Neuf
February 3, 2019

The creative team has delivered a beautiful, inventive and masterful version of the classic 'The Wizard of Oz'. Visually it is pleasantly different to what we are used to, but it is very audibly familiar.

BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Ullensaker Teater
February 1, 2019

THE FULL MONTY as a whole delivers where it has too. Even though final product is a little uneven in places, it still does what it is supposed to do - taking the audience on an Intriguing journey of these characters lives.

BWW Interview: Espen Grjotheim: NORWAY'S PHANTOM UNMASKED
January 31, 2019

On the Norwegian musical theatre scene he has originated roles such as Sky in Mamma Mia and Galileo in We Will Rock You, as well as playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Karl Oskar in Kristina and Freddy in Chess. Currently he is playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera for which he recently won Best Actor in a Musical at the Regional BroadwayWorld Awards. The show also won Best Muscial.

BWW Video: A WILD PARTY WITH LIPPA & LACHUISA at Det Norske Teatret
January 31, 2019

On Friday January 25 on the Bikuben stage at Det Norske Teatret, headed by Belinda Braza, arranged its second 'speed date' with musical theatre composers, not well known to the Norwegian public.

BWW Review: ATTEND THE TALE OF SONDHEIM 2 at Bikuben, Det Norske Teatret
January 16, 2019

Bikuben at Det Norske Teatret has proven to be the ideal arena for smaller cultural events of that would otherwise struggle to find a home in the commercially driven theatre scene. This new season started off last Friday with a sold-out small Sondheim-concert at the foyer stage of the theatre, in the spirit of 'Side By Side By Sondheim'

Upcoming: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Concert at Ullensaker Kulturhus
January 2, 2019

The ground breaking rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will be presented as a concert performance May 10th and 11th at Ullensaker Kulturhus.

CD Review: JANE EYRE, The Original Austrian Cast Recording
December 21, 2018

A complete recording of the musical Jane Eyre has been released of the Austrian production, which had a limited run at stadttheater Gmunden.

CD Review: JANE EYRE, Original Austrian Recording, starring Yngve Gåsøy Romdal
December 21, 2018

Yngve Gåsøy Romdal stars in this recording of Jane Eyre. From the Austrian Austrian production, which had a limited run at stadttheater Gmunden. It is the first complete recording of the show.

BWW Review: SCROOGE - A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Lillestrøm Kutursenter
December 5, 2018

From the moment you enter the small theatre you are surrounded by the Victorian streets of London. The impressive set stretches into the auditorium on both sides. It is easy to be immersed in the old streets of London. The Norwegian penned version of 'Scrooge - A Christmas Carol' is a most welcomed addition to adaptations of this classic tale.

Interview: Set designer Andrew Riley on reimagining PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
November 8, 2018

The new 'reimagined' production of 'The Phantom of the Opera' is currently playing to packed houses at Folketeatret in Norway. Many aspects of that production has been getting a lot of notification in the press, both locally and internationally. One aspect has been getting a lot of raves among phantom fans in various social media communities (including BroadwayWorld) is the new set design by set designer Andrew Riley.

BWW Interview: When Dreams Come True! 23 Year Old Graduate Had a Dream She Joined The PHANTOM ensemble. Six Months Later She is playing Christine Daae
October 30, 2018

The opening premise of 'The Phantom of the Opera' is all too familiar. The leading lady can't go on, and a chorus girl has to step in and save the performance with close to no time to prepare or rehearse, but her debut is a triumphant success. This scenario actually became a reality at Folketeatret, where the reimagined version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece is currently playing to packed houses.

BWW Review: FLASHDANCE at Chateau Neuf, Oslo - What A Feeling!
October 29, 2018

It's been more than 30 years since the world fell in love with Jennifer Beals' bad-ass welder turned dancer, Alex Owens, in the iconic dance movie 'Flashdance'. In the musical adaptation it is just as easy to fall in love with Heidi Ruud Ellingsens's portrayel of the character.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - A Phantastic Phantom at Folketeatret
September 8, 2018

As a Norwegian Production 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a triumphant success showcasing talents seldom seen on an Oslo stage.

Photo Flash: First Look at Reimagined PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Opening in Norway
September 5, 2018

All new set design, all new costumes. See the first exclusive pictures from the new version of Lloyd Webber's famous musical.



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