The “Saturday Night Fever” star will be interviewed by Saudi presenter Sara Aldandarawi at the Apex Convention Center in Riyadh on Friday.
“Have you ever visited a Hollywood event with red carpets? Now in Riyadh, we will share this unique experience with world star John Travolta on his first visit to Saudi Arabia, and enjoy a lively and direct dialogue in front of an audience to talk about his career, his movies, and the secrets of Hollywood,” the General Entertainment Authority announced on its event calendar website, Roznamah.
“A night with John Travolta” will start at 9 p.m. and end at 12 a.m. Tickets for the event are available online.
Travolta became a star as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV series “Welcome Back Kotter,” followed by the highly successful films “Saturday Night Fever,” which launched the disco phenomenon in the 1970s, and “Grease.”
The 63-year-old actor has been honored twice with Academy Award nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994). 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.
Travolta garnered further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in the comedy sensation “Get Shorty” (1995), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.