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Birth Place: Englewood, NJ, USA

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In fact, few people realize early in Travolta’s career in show business he was featured as an actor/singer/dancer in the Broadway production as well as the first national tour of Grease. He had a Top 10 single in “Let Her In,” which attracted the attention of the Australian entrepreneur Robert Stigwood, who helped cast him in Saturday Night Fever and then Grease opposite Olivia Newton-John. Travolta subsequently recorded duets with Carly Simon (“Two Sleepy People” from her 1997 Film Noir album), Miley Cyrus (“I Thought I Lost You” from the Disney animated movie Bolt) and daughter Ella Bleu (for the Disney feature Old Dogs). He also sang four songs on the 2008 Hairspray movie soundtrack album in his role as Edna Turnblad, played by the late Divine in the original.

In a career spanning four decades, Mr Travolta has been in many of Hollwood's biggest box office successes, from the global smash-hit musical Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John to the Look Who's Talking franchise. He has been honoured twice with Best Actor Oscar nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards.

He earned his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. His additional film credits include Brian DePalma thrillers Carrie and Blowout, as well as Nora Ephron's comic hit Michael. Travolta starred in Phenomenon and took an equally distinctive turn as an action star in John Woo's top-grossing Broken Arrow. He also starred in the classic Face/Off opposite Nicolas Cage. Travolta garnered further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in The Comedy sensation Get Shorty, wining the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. In 1998, Travolta was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with the Britanna Award: and in that same year he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Film Festival. In 2008, he received his fourth Golden Globe nomination for his role as Edna Turnblad in the big-screen, box-office hit Hairspray. As a result of this performance, the Chicago Film Critics and the Santa Barbara Film Festival decided to recognise Travolta with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role. He will next star in the action movie Killing Season with Robert De Niro and The Forger, co-starring Christopher Plummer.

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New Comedy USE YOUR WORDS! Comes to The Tank Next Month

The Tank will present Use Your Words! by writer/actor Karen Eleanor Wight. Use Your Words! is a one-woman show-in five wordless scenes-about a new mother struggling with the responsibility of caring for a tiny human. Learn more about the production here!

John Travolta's MOB LAND Coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital

Deep in the heart of Dixie, in a small town struggling with the ravages of addiction, a local sheriff (John Travolta) tries to maintain the peace when desperate family man Shelby (Shiloh Fernandez) robs a pill mill with his reckless brother-in-law, Trey (Kevin Dillon). Watch the video trailer for the film now!

Final Cast Revealed For GREASE in Sydney and Melbourne

Producers of the upcoming all-new  production of GREASE have announced the final performers joining the gang at Rydell High. The production opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne on 31 December 2023 and Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 24 March 2024.  

Interview: Proud Mom Marilu Henner Ever Excited in Making MUSIC & Remembering MEMORIES

I had the incredible pleasure of talking to Marilu Henner on her upcoming show at the Write-Off Room Music and Memories on September 23, 2023. She completely wowed me with her uncanny detailed memory of her illustrious career. Marilu is only one of twelve people in the world who has hyperthymesia, or in laymen’s terms: total recall memory. Accompanying Marilu on her one-nighter will be musical director Michael Orland on piano.

Kurt Deimer Announces Additional Tour Dates in Support of New Single 'Doom'

Kurt Deimer released his brand new single 'Doom' to all major platforms along with the official music video on August 11, 2023. Kurt has also announced that he will be heading out on tour with Skid Row and Buckcherry in September and Mushroomhead in October. Check out the complete list of tour dates!

Australian Production of GREASE Releases Sneak Peek Music Video of 'You're The One That I Want' - Watch Here!

Producers of the multi-million dollar stage musical GREASE have revealed a sneak preview of a recording of one of the beloved musical's favourite songs, You're The One That I Want featuring Annelise Hall in the role of Sandy and Joseph Spanti in the role of Danny. GREASE is set to open in Melbourne on December 31 2023 and at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from March 2024. Watch here!

Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey & More to Be Honored at Academy Museum Gala

The Academy Museum Gala will celebrate the acclaimed museum’s two-year anniversary and will honor three-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep, award-winning Michael B. Jordan, Academy Award-nominated Oprah Winfrey, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker and actor Sofia Coppola.

Isaac Mizrahi, Jason Danieley, Adam Pascal, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Review: New Tampa Players Present GREASE at the New Tampa Performing Arts Center

It's a hit or miss show, but the youthful cast and the new performing arts facility make it worth your while.

Review: GREASE Is The Word at The Argyle Theater

What did our critic think of GREASE at The Argyle Theater?

Tickets on Pre-Sale For GREASE in Melbourne and Sydney

Tickets are now on pre-sale for the Sydney season of the No. 1 Party Musical GREASE, which opens in Melbourne in December 2023 and Sydney from March 2024.

GREASE in Melbourne Will Partner with Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre

GREASE, which opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne on 31 December, has announced the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre as the Official Charity Partner.

State Theatre New Jersey Will Host a GREASE Sing-A-Long Next Month

State Theatre New Jersey and WMTR present Grease Sing-A-Long in celebration of the movie’s 45th anniversary on Saturday, August 5 at 8pm. Tickets are $19.    

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival Readings

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden and more will be featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Fridays@3 reading series.

Interview: Matt Henningsen And Katherine Lindsley of DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

This inspiring musical takes the stage at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre June 30th through August 5th, starring Matt Henningsen as Jack Kelly and Katherine Lindsley as Katherine Plummer. Henningsen and Lindsley spoke with BroadwayWorld about Disney’s Newsies The Musical.

Patti Newton, Marcia Hines, Jay Laga'aia and More Join Cast of GREASE Musical

Some of Australia's favourite performers are joining the cast of the multi-million dollar stage production of GREASE, including Patti Newton as Miss Lynch, Marcia Hines as Teen Angel and Jay Laga'aia as Vince Fontaine in the hit musical set to open in Melbourne on 31 December 2023 and in Sydney from March 2024.

Review: HAIRSPRAY at Bass Concert Hall

HAIRSPRAY is a chipper, wildly energetic show, and if you can leave your inner skeptic at the door, you might see a glimmer of hope. If not that, then you’ll certainly have basked in some joy for a couple of hours.

See HANDS ON A HARDBODY Reunion Concert, Jenn Colella, Shaun Cassidy & More at 54 Below in June

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Interview: 'I Really Want People to Come and Have a Good Time!': Dan Partridge on Playing Danny Zuko, Audience Expectations, and GREASE in the 21st Century

BroadwayWorld UK caught up with Dan Partridge about his own return as Danny Zuko. We discussed what it's been like to have been a part of the show for over four years, how this production is different than the classic movie, and how being half deaf has affected his performance.

GREASE To Return To Australia In 2024

A brand-new production of the number one party musical GREASE is set to debut as Melbourne's summer musical at Her Majesty's Theatre from January 2024 and the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from March 2024.


John Travolta has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

John Travolta has not appeared in the West End

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