Strathmore Presents OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN Fans “Hopelessly Devoted” to the icon can skate (or drive or metro) to see her Strathmore debut
Whether she’s in a poodle skirt, neon spandex or psychedelic skating getup, people love Olivia Newton-John. The pop legend shot to international stardom after starring in “Grease” and cult favorite “Xanadu,” and on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8 p.m. she will revisit her roots, perform her hit songs and reveal more recent musical explorations in her Strathmore debut. From “Hopelessly Devoted to You” to “Physical” and “I Honestly Love You,” Newton-John will share a repertoire as eclectic and varied as her artistic talents. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
With a career spanning more than four decades and over 100 million albums sold, multiple Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John celebrates her 40th year with a concert tour and new holiday album. Adored by fans around the world, Newton-John remains an icon in both movie and music history, having been honored with four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music, American Music and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks, and over 15 top 10 singles. Billboard Magazine recently listed “Physical” at #6 on its Top 100 Songs of all Time list and named it “The Sexiest Song of All Time.” Newton-John hit the Hot 100 chart once again with the dance remix of “Physical” that she recorded and performed with Jane Lynch on the hit series, “Glee.”
In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted Newton-John to super-stardom. To date “Grease” remains the most successful movie musical in history. Other feature film credits include “Toomorrow,” “Xanadu,” “Two Of A Kind,” “It’s My Party,” “Sordid Lives” and “Score: A Hockey Musical” and “A Few Best Men.”
Newton-John’s new cookbook, LivWise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life was recently released and all of her royalties will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. As a breast cancer “thriver,” and after nearly 10 years of fundraising and building, Newton-John is thrilled that the ONJCWC opened its doors to patients on July 2, 2012—almost 20 years to the day from her own cancer diagnosis.
For the 2012 holiday season, Olivia and John Travolta have reunited for the first time in over 30 years for the holiday album “This Christmas,” available November 13 from Universal Music Enterprises. Travolta and Newton-John will donate the artist proceeds from the album equally to the respective charities, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre and the Jett Travolta Foundation. The CD is a warm set of traditional holiday songs and features special guests Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra, James Taylor, Chick Corea, Kenny G and Sir Cliff Richard.