Internationally recognized four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, community activist and breast cancer “thriver” OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN returns, for the first time since her two sold-out concerts in 2014, to the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, April 20 at 8 pm.
With a career spanning over five decades with more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia’s successes include four GRAMMYs®, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy® Award, 10 #1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. She recently scored another #1 hit, this time on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi – becoming the first mother/daughter duo to top this chart. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in Grease catapulted Olivia into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time.
Throughout her career, the much-loved star has held many humanitarian and environmental causes close to her heart. Olivia served as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program, was the co-founder of Children’s Health Environmental Coalition (now Healthy Child, Healthy World) and, in 1992 she created National Tree Day in Australia, which is responsible for planting more than 10 million trees since its beginning. Most recently she co-founded One Tree Per Child, an international school initiative with the goal of having every child under the age of 10 plant at least one tree.
Olivia also is a very proud co-owner of the award winning Gaia Retreat and Spa in the Hinterlands of New South Wales, Australia. Gaia recently celebrated its’ 10th anniversary in 2015 and added 12 new international awards to their ever-growing list – including three prestigious wins including “Best Boutique Hotel” and the “World’s Best Day Spa” at the World Spa Awards.
In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her personal triumph against cancer led her to announce her partnership with the Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJCWRC) in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, which opened its doors in 2012. The Centre provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research as well as a dedicated wellness center (oliviaappeal.com).
Olivia’s appeal seems to be timeless. She is recently finished her three-year Las Vegas residency “Summer Nights” at the Flamingo and was thrilled that a portion of every ticket sold to her concert benefited the Wellness Programs at the ONJCWRC.
Her latest recording, LIV ON, a collaborative, inspiring new CD with friends Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky is intended for those who wish to transcend loss while walking a journey toward new-found meaning and hope, was recently released to critical acclaim. For more information visit OliviaNewton-John.com or follow her on Twitter @OliviaNJ or Instagram @TheRealONJ.
Tickets will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com.