September, 26th, 2007
September, 26th, 2007
Exclusive Premiere Tuesday, October 2 at 8 pm
on WLIW21 New York Public Television
with Olivia LIVE in the studio!
Australian pop legend Olivia Newton-John joins WLIW21 live in the studio for the exclusive premiere of her first public television special OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! Tuesday, October 2 at 8 pm. Filmed at the Sydney Opera House in March 2006, the homecoming concert features career-spanning hits from Olivia’s early country music beginnings (“Let Me Be There,” “I Honestly Love You”) to the sing-along classics that cemented her pop icon status in Grease and Xanadu that are thrilling new audiences on Broadway today (“You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Magic,” “Xanadu”). Backed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the beloved songbird also reinvents her ’80s smash “Physical” and covers Bob Dylan’s “If Not for You” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! premieres nationwide on public television December 2007 (check local listings or contact your local PBS station).
“Have You Never Been Mellow”
“Don’t Stop Believing”
Country Medley: “If Not for You,” “Let Me Be There,” “Please Mr. Please,” “Jolene,” “If You Love Me”
“You’re the One That I Want”
“Hopelessly Devoted to You”
“I Honestly Love You” During the broadcast, viewers can support WLIW21’s decision to air this kind of music programming by calling 1.800.767.2121 or visiting www.wliw.org (click “pledge online” then search “Olivia”) and making a donation. There are various “thank you” gifts including a DVD of the concert with over one-hour of additional songs and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as WLIW21 membership benefits like discounts to local museums.
If you do not live in the New York metro-area, you can contact your local PBS station at www.pbs.org/stationfinder to find airdates in your area for OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! this December. If your station does not have this concert scheduled, let them know you want to see OLIVIA on TV in your town! Once a station sees public demand for a show it might convince them to add it to their schedule.
We hope you will spread the word to fellow music fans about this public television special and support future broadcasts! Thank you for your support!
Musicians: Andy Timmons (guitar/vocals), Dan Wojciechowski (drums), Lee Hendricks (bass), Catherine Marx (keys), Warren Ham (horns/vocals), Carmella Ramsey and Steve Real (background vocals).
Sydney Orchestra Conductor/Arranger: Rick King. Director of the Sydney Symphony: Baz Archer.
Presented nationally by WLIW New York. Produced by: Mark Kalbfeld and Jim Shea. Executive Producer: Mark Hartley. Director of Photography: Jim Shea.
WLIW21’s signal reaches New York City’s five boroughs; Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam and Orange counties in New York; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties in New Jersey; and Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.
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Source: Olivia Newton-John Official Site