Olivia Newton-John to Play the State 2/21
The iconic songstress returns to the State Theatre with all her greatest hits and tracks from her latest album. Olivia Newton-John's appeal is timeless, with such memorable songs as "I Honestly Love You," "Physical," "Magic," "Suddenly," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and soundtrack hits like "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "You're The One That I Want" and "Xanadu." With her current and ongoing projects and philanthropic endeavors, Olivia's worldwide popularity is as strong as ever.
Show time is Thursday, February 21 at 8 PM. Tickets are $65 & $55 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
Olivia's appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than four decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual who is adored by fans across the world. Throughout her career, the much-loved star, who danced with Gene Kelly in "Xanadu," hosted the popular internationally syndicated "Wild Life" television show, was bestowed an O.B.E. (Order Of The British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth in 1979, has held many humanitarian causes close to her heart, particularly since the birth of her daughter Chloe in 1986. Olivia served as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Programme and in 1991, the Colette Chuda Environmental Fund/CHEC (Children's Health Environmental Coalition) was founded after the tragic death of Chloe's best friend from a rare childhood cancer, with Olivia serving as National Spokesperson for ten years. Her devotion and shared commitment to CHEC's mission and goals enabled the organization to receive worldwide attention and support.
Her charmed life has not been without its share of upset. In the 90's, Olivia successfully overcame her own battle with breast cancer, which inspired her self-penned and produced album, "GAIA," her most personal album reflecting upon her experiences with cancer. She used these experiences to gain greater self-awareness and became a positive inspiration to millions of people battling cancer. As a breast cancer survivor, Olivia has become increasingly well known and respected for talking openly about her battle with breast cancer and for promoting public awareness of the importance of early detection. Her personal triumph over cancer led her to announce her partnership with Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre on the Austin Campus in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia (www.OliviaAppeal.com). The ONJCWC will provide a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research including a wellness center for the mind, body and spirit and, opened on June 22, 2012.
Continuing her efforts to find a cure for breast cancer, Olivia launched the Liv Aid , a breast self-examination aid that assists women to exercise breast self-exams correctly (www.Liv.com). Olivia credits her own breast self-exam as the first step to her eventual diagnosis of breast cancer. Now, 20 years later (and cancer free) she has become a passionate advocate in creating awareness for early detection and encouraging women to take a more active role in their breast health.
In 2008 Olivia married Amazon Herb Company owner and founder, John "Amazon John" Easterling. Together they are spreading the word about the importance of preserving the Rainforest and, the health values found in the botanicals of the Amazon. In addition, they are working together with the ACEER Organization (www.ACEER.org) to help the indigenous people of the Amazon gain ownership and title to their land. In September 2009, they also joined forces with Prince Charles' The Prince's Rainforest Project (www.RainforestSOS.org) to further stress the global importance of preserving the Rainforest.
In 2010 Olivia also appeared as herself in two episodes of the hit series, "Glee," adding another Top 100 hit to her credits with a new version of "Physical" sung with Jane Lynch. In October 2010 Olivia starred in the breast cancer docudrama "1 A Minute" and, the Canadian film "Score: A Hockey Musical." Her latest film, "A Few Best Men," was released in January 2012, garnering her some of the best reviews of her film career.
Her healing CD, "Grace and Gratitude: Renewed" (2010), which she co-wrote and produced with Amy Sky, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Magazine "New Age" chart. For the 2012 holiday season, Olivia and John Travolta have reunited for the first time in over 30 years and combined their iconic voices for "This Christmas." A true labor of love made specifically for "the giving season," Travolta and Newton-John will donate the artist proceeds from the album equally to their respective charities, the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.