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OPRAH WINFREY AND WW ANNOUNCE ALL-STAR LINEUP TO JOIN OPRAH’S 2020 VISION: YOUR LIFE IN FOCUS TOURToday global media leader Oprah Winfrey revealed details of her upcoming tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), including special guests for all nine arena shows. Oprah will sit down for an intimate one-on-one conversation with Lady Gaga in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tina Fey in St. Paul, MN, Amy Schumer in Charlotte, NC, Dwayne Johnson in Atlanta, GA, Michelle Obama in Brooklyn, NY, Tracee Ellis Ross in Dallas, TX, Kate Hudson in San Francisco, CA, Jennifer Lopez in Los Angeles, CA and Gayle King in Denver, CO. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com. Oprah also shared more about what will take place on stage during each stop of the tour, as she motivates audiences to make 2020 the year of renewal and celebrate all we are meant to be. Guests will participate in an interactive morning session as Oprah leads several workbook exercises and guides attendees to develop their 2020 action plan. Plus, an inspiring speaker will energize audiences with tools and insights to move them toward their healthiest and best lives. Emmy award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough will kick off the afternoon with an exhilarating movement experience leading her KINRGY method. The day will feature a marquee Oprah interview with some of the most influential trailblazers and changemakers who have inspired millions through their unique and powerful wellness stories (names listed above and below). Every city will also highlight remarkable individuals who, by first taking charge of their own health, created a ripple effect of wellness in their community. Oprah will close out the day as only she can, empowering audiences to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph - beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. Global dance phenomenon Daybreaker will lead an electrifying pre-show dance party for audiences at each stop. Unilever Beauty and Personal Care Brands – Love Beauty and Planet, Degree and Vaseline – have joined the tour to help empower audiences to live stronger, healthier and more confident lives. Each brand will come to life through unique activations that celebrate sustainability, healing and the importance of movement. Kohl’s will partner on the tour bringing to life well-being through personal and home style. Attendees will also enjoy a WW customized boxed lunch. Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour is presented and produced by WW, led by Amy Weinblum, Chief Business Development Officer and Oprah’s former Chief of Staff, who is overseeing the launch of WW’s live events & experiences business. The show is executive produced by Emmy award-winning producer Jenna Kostelnik Utley, WW’s SVP, Content, Production & Experiences and former executive producer for Oprah. The tour is produced in conjunction with Live Nation’s Women Nation, the newly formed division dedicated to women driven live events led by Ali Harnell, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Women Nation. For tour updates, go to ww.com/oprah and follow @ww.now on Instagram. OPRAH’S 2020 VISION: YOUR LIFE IN FOCUS: (See below for guest biographies) DATE CITY VENUE INTERVIEW GUEST Sat Jan 04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center Lady Gaga Sat Jan 11 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Tina Fey Sat Jan 18 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center Amy Schumer Sat Jan 25 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena Dwayne Johnson Sat Feb 08 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Michelle Obama Sat Feb 15 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Tracee Ellis Ross Sat Feb 22 San Francisco, CA Chase Center Kate Hudson Sat Feb 29 Los Angeles, CA The Forum Jennifer Lopez Sat Mar 07 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Gayle King
OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEWS AWARD-WINNING ACTRESSES LUPITA NYONG’O AND CYNTHIA ERIVO FOR AN OWN PRIMETIME SPECIAL AIRING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26Oprah Winfrey sits down one-on-one with the award-winning actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo, who discuss their fast rise to fame and how their leading roles have shaped them personally and professionally, on an all-new primetime special entitled, “OWN Spotlight: Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo” airing Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Winfrey and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o discuss colorism in Hollywood and if it still exists. Nyong’o’s newest project is her children’s book “Sulwe,” which features a 5-year-old girl who has the darkest skin color in her family. On shelves starting October 15, the picture book inspires children to love their uniqueness and to discover that beauty comes from within. Nyong’o also opens up about thriving in an industry she feels was not made for her, speaks about her critically acclaimed starring role in Jordan Peele’s “Us,” and shares her experience winning “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in "12 Years a Slave" at the Academy Awards in 2014. Then, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo joins Oprah to talk about her starring role in the upcoming film, “Harriet.” Erivo discusses her preparation to play Harriet – on a physical and spiritual level – as well as the controversy surrounding her casting in the role. In addition, Lupita Nyong’o’s interview will be available on ‘Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations’ podcast beginning Wednesday, October 30 and Cynthia Erivo’s interview available on Wednesday, November 6.
Nationwide Arena Tour Kicks Off January 4 in Fort Lauderdale - Exclusive Presale for the WW Community Begins September 9 - Tickets Go On Sale to General Public Starting September 13
Today global media leader Oprah Winfrey announced her first national arena tour in five years, Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus. Presented by WW (NASDAQ: WW) - Weight Watchers Reimagined - Oprah will bring a full day wellness event to nine U.S. cities beginning January 2020. Joined by high profile guests, Oprah will help motivate audiences across the country to make 2020 the year of renewal and celebrate all we are meant to be.
“What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life - focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered,” said Oprah Winfrey. “As I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph - beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let’s make it happen in 2020!”
On each stop, attendees will spend the day with Oprah as she shares the personal ups and downs of her wellness journey and guides them to develop their own 2020 action plan through motivating conversations, the latest in wellness research and insightful interactive workbook exercises. Every city will feature a different lineup of high-profile guests, electrifying experiences and invigorating talks as well as highlight inspiring individuals who took charge of their lives and created lasting change. Each tour stop will also feature a signature Oprah interview as she sits down for an intimate one-on-one conversation with some of the biggest celebrities, headline-makers and game-changers.
"This is an extraordinary opportunity for WW to do what we do best: bring communities of people together with a shared goal of health and wellness," said Mindy Grossman, President and CEO, WW. "As the leader in weight loss and the world’s partner in wellness, we look forward to giving people the tools, content and inspiration that can help them on their journey during this tour and beyond, through our engaging digital experience on our app or our face-to-face group Workshops.”
“For more than three decades, Oprah has used her unparalleled gift to empower audiences to live their healthiest and best lives," said Amy Weinblum, Chief Business Development Officer, WW. “Creating energizing events and experiences with partners like Oprah and Live Nation is the next iteration of WW showing up to inspire community, making wellness accessible to all." The tour will be produced by Live Nation in conjunction with Women Nation, the newly formed division dedicated to women-led and women driven live events. The day-long event will kick off Saturday, January 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and make stops in St. Paul, Charlotte, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles before wrapping Saturday, March 7 in Denver, CO. Exclusive presale access for the WW community begins Monday, September 9 at 10am local time. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 10 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 12 at 10pm local time.
Over $1 million from tour proceeds will benefit WW Good, the philanthropic arm of WW that helps bring fresh, healthy food to underserved communities nationwide.
“It is an honor to partner with Oprah and WW in bringing this one-of-a-kind tour to life in 2020,” said Ali Harnell, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Women Nation at Live Nation. “We look forward to sharing Oprah’s captivating message with the country as she motivates audiences to be the best versions of themselves in the new year.”
OPRAH’S 2020 VISION: YOUR LIFE IN FOCUS TOUR DATES
|Sat Jan 04||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||BB&T Center|
|Sat Jan 11||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|Sat Jan 18||Charlotte, NC||Spectrum Center|
|Sat Jan 25||Atlanta, GA||State Farm Arena|
|Sat Feb 08||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|Sat Feb 15||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Sat Feb 22||San Francisco, CA||Chase Center|
|Sat Feb 29||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
|Sat Mar 07||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|