Olivia Newton-John has just about done it all over her 40-year career.
She was in the most successful musical movie in cinema history with Grease. The soundtrack to that movie is one of the top-grossing albums of all time.
Her song, “Physical,” is Number Six on Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of All Time.
She’s had numerous blockbuster TV specials, 11 Number One singles and 14 Gold Albums. She’s won Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Country Music Awards. Newton-John will sing her favorite chart-busting songs on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. at Aurora’s Paramount Theatre.
Tickets are $50/$65/$75. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com, call the Paramount box office, (630) 896-6666, or visit the box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or two hours prior to evening performances.
Newton-John’s appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than four decades, she is still a vibrant, creative artist who is adored by fans across the world.
Newton-John’s U.S. album debut, Let Me Be There, produced her first top ten single of the same name, and led to her being honored by the Academy Of Country Music as Most Promising Female Vocalist and a Grammy Award as Best Country Vocalist.
This proved to be only the beginning of a very exciting career. With more than 100 million albums sold, her successes include four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music, American Music and People’s Choice Awards, 10 No. 1 hits including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks, and more than 15 top 10 singles.
In September 2008, Billboard Magazine listed “Physical” at #6 on their “Top 100 Songs of All Time” list, and in 2010 listed it as “The Sexiest Song of All Time.”
In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in Grease catapulted Newton-John into super-stardom. This film’s best-selling soundtrack featured the duets “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights,” with Travolta, as well as her mega-hit, “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” To date Grease remains the most successful movie musical in history. Her other feature film credits include Tomorrow, Xanadu, Two Of A Kind, It’s My Party, Sordid Lives, Score: A Hockey Musical, and A Few Best Men.
The soundtrack to her new film, A Few Best Men, features dance remixes of classic hits such as “Sugar Sugar” and “Daydream Believer” recorded by Olivia and remixed by some of the hottest club remixers in the world.
In addition, the soundtrack reunites Olivia with her longtime producer and songwriter, John Farrar, on the single, “Weightless.” She is currently working on a new dance remix CD featuring some of her classic hits, as well as new songs, and is set for release in this year.
With her current and ongoing projects and philanthropic endeavors, Newton’s worldwide popularity is as strong as ever. Follow her on Twitter @OliviaNJ or become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OliviaNewtonJohn, or visit her website at olivianewton-john.com.
The Paramount Theatre is the center for performing arts, entertainment and arts education in Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois. Named “One of Chicago’s Top 10 Attended Theatres” by the League of Chicago Theatres, the 1,888-seat Paramount Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Aurora at 23 E. Galena Blvd., is nationally renowned for the quality and caliber of its presentations, superb acoustics and historic beauty.
In Spring 2011, Paramount appointed Chicago stage veteran Jim Corti as the company’s first artistic director in 80 years, then self-producing its first-ever Broadway Series, presenting three-week runs of the popular musicals My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line and Hair, each featuring Chicago’s top professional directors, actors and designers.
In less than a year, this new series attracted nearly 13,000 subscribers, with each production playing to rave reviews and wildly enthusiastic audiences. This season, the Broadway Series includes Grease (which closed Oct. 7); Annie (Nov. 21 to Dec. 30); The Music Man (Jan. 16 to Feb. 3, 2013); and Fiddler on the Roof (March 6 to 24) and currently has over 18,000 Broadway subscribers.
The Paramount Theatre opened on September 3, 1931. Designed by nationally renowned theater architects C.W. and George L. Rapp, the theater captures a unique Venetian setting portrayed in the art deco influence of the 1930s.
The first air-conditioned building outside of Chicago, the Paramount offered the public a variety of entertainment, including “talking pictures”, vaudeville, concerts and circus performances for more than 40 years.