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July 6, 2017
Any Place I Hang My Hat, Rebecca's cabaret about her adventures on the road, debuted at The Great Waters Music Festival. She was accompanied by her friend and colleague Dr. Chris Shepard. Songs included, "Far From The Home I Love", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "San Francisco", "I'm Through With Love", "Skyfall", "The Boxer" and "Celebrate Me Home" just to name a few. Several selections from this cabaret performance can be found on Rebecca's YouTube channel. Click Here.

April 7, 2017
Rebecca performed "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch for the season opener of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo by Miles Kennedy of the Phillies Organization.



April 6, 2017
Opening Night of Jerry's Girls at Walnut Street Theatre (the first regional show Rebecca has ever done twice). Directed by Ellie Mooney, the show also stars Barbara McCulloh and Adrienne S. Wells. Rebecca is singing some of her favorite Jerry Herman tunes: "Before The Parade Passes By", "If He Walked Into My Life", "Nelson" and "I Am What I Am". The show runs through May 28, 2017.


March 5, 2017
After 22 months on the road, Rebecca said a fond adieu to The Phantom of The Opera 25th Anniversary North American Tour. She visited 32 cities, 18 states and 2 countries and was fortunate enough to go on in the role of Carlotta Giudicelli 46 times.

December 10, 2016
Rebecca was the guest soloist with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra for their holiday pops concert at the historic Abbott Hall in Marblehead, MA. The highlight of the evening was David Clydesdale's arrangement of "O Holy Night". 



November 30, 2016
The Marblehead Reporter did a feature on Rebecca's upcoming holiday pops concert with The Hillyer Festival Orchestra; to read it, click here.

July 19, 2016
Rebecca made her Kennedy Center Debut as Carlotta and also celebrated her 40th performance in the role.



July 15, 2016
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber attended the Friday night performance of Phantom at The Kennedy Center. After the show he was gracious enough to take photos with the cast and crew. 



May 27, 2016
Another milestone with The Phantom of The Opera North American Tour, Rebecca celebrated her one year mark. So far, her tour has included 2 countries, 18 states and 18 cities. 



January 16, 2016
Rebecca celebrated a milestone at the evening show of Phantom in Toronto, it marked her 25th performance as Carlotta Giudicelli. 



January 15, 2016
The cast of Phantom welcomed a very special visitor to The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Colm Wilkinson (original Jean Valjean in Les Miserable and original Phantom in the Toronto production of POTO) attended the evening's performance. Rebecca just happened to be playing the role of Carlotta Giudicelli that evening as well.
 

Rebecca with Colm Wilkinson


Colm Wilkinson with the cast at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto

September 21, 2015
Members of the cast of Phantom presented "Oscar Unmasked", a concert benefitting Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids and REAF, at the Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. Rebecca performed the 2013 Oscar winning song,"Skyfall" arranged by Jamie Johns.


Rebecca in rehearsal for Oscar Unmasked

September 10, 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden did a segment with the cast of The Phantom of The Opera in which James joins the show. Rebecca is featured as the Confidante.

August 11, 2015
Rebecca made her debut as Carlotta Giudicelli in The Phantom of The Opera North American Tour at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
 


Rebecca as Carlotta with the Phantom, Chris Mann

July 13, 2015
Rage Night Club in downtown Los Angeles invited several cast members from Phantom to sing at their Musical Monday event. Rebecca sang along with other cast members, Freddie Kimmel, Katie McCreary, Christopher Howard, Adam Bashian, and David Foley.
 


Rebecca at Music Monday in LA

June 11, 2015
The Phantom of The Opera Tour opened in Los Angeles at the historic Pantages Theatre. The tour will be calling Los Angeles home for the next eight weeks.


Rebecca with fellow cancer survivor and dear friend, Freddie Kimmel

June 7, 2015
Rebecca joined the North American Touring Company of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera. She is playing Madame Firmin/Confidante and also covering the role of Carlotta.


 
Rebecca's first performance with The Phantom Tour

March 15, 2015
Rebecca opened The Nantucket Art's Council's Downtown Celebrity Concert Series with her sold out concert of Broadway and Operetta favorites. Joined by her friend and accompanist Dr. Christopher Shepard, it was an evening of stories, laughter and dizzying high notes. Some of the highlights include songs from West Side Story, Most Happy Fella, She Love's Me, Carousel and Jeanette MacDonald's rendition of San Francisco. Here are a couple songs from the concert.

                                       
                                                Til There Was You                                                                Hey There



Rebecca with Christopher Shepard

March 12, 2015
The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror Newspaper ran a feature about Rebecca's upcoming concert for The Nantucket Art's Council at The Dreamland Theatre. Click 
here to read the article.

January 19, 2015
Rebecca celebrated a milestone at The Phantom of The Opera on Broadway - as of this date, she has officially performed all six female ensemble tracks in the show. Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante, Madame Firmin, Spanish Lady, Page, Inn Keeper's Wife and Mirror Bride/Triangle Girl.

January 9, 2015
Rebecca returned to the Broadway company of The Phantom of The Opera for a three week engagement.

January 4, 2015
After 76 performances in two months, Rebecca closed Walnut Street Theatre's production of Disney's Mary Poppins. It was the second highest grossing holiday production in the history of Walnut Street Theatre

November 23, 2014
Rebecca's recordings of
Jill Santoriello's songs are now available on iTunes! "One More Time" from the musical Outlander (inspired by the books by Diana Gabaldon) and "As Long As I Have You", the song Rebecca premiered at the inaugural Hope Gala Honolulu for The American Cancer Society are both available for download.

November 4, 2014
Previews began for Mary Poppins at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Rebecca is playing Mrs. Banks opposite Jeffrey Coon as Mr. Banks. Wayne Bryan directs, Linda Goodrich choreographs and Doug Lutz music directs. The show runs through January 4, 2015.


Rebecca as Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins

October 16, 2014
Rebecca's cancer is officially declared CURED! Her 5 year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma is finally over. In honor of this momentous occasion, she went into the studio and recorded a new song written for her by Broadway composer, Jill Santoriello with orchestrations and sound engineering by Edward Kessel at Sound Imagination. Rebecca also put together this video to go along with the song detailing her 5 year journey.

 

October 14, 2014
Rehearsals began at Walnut Street Theatre for their holiday production of Mary Poppins. Rebecca is playing Mrs. Banks opposite Philadelphia favorite and long time friend, Jeffrey Coon. Lindsey Bliven and David Elder are Mary and Bert.



Jeffrey Coon, David Elder, Rebecca and Mary Martello

July 19, 2014
Rebecca performed with The Great Waters Festival Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Christopher Shepard. "An Evening of Lerner and Loewe" also featured Tenor, Matthew Anderson and Baritone, Thomas Jones.


Thomas Jones, Rebecca and Matthew Anderson


July 8, 2014
Rebecca was thrilled to be on the stage of The Majestic Theatre as The Phantom of The Opera celebrated 11,000 performances on Broadway.


Photo from the wings taken by Matt Mezick.

May 22, 2014
Two New Hampshire newspapers, The Carroll County Independent and The Granite State News, both ran feature articles about Rebecca and her upcoming guest appearance with Great Waters Music Festival on July 19th. Click here to read the article.

May 12, 2014
Rebecca performed at Broadway Live!, a concert in Cherry Hill, NJ, benefitting 
JCC Camps at Medford and Broadway Cares. She was joined by host, Ben Lipitz, Josh Landay, Rita Markova, Sandy Rosenburg, Michael St. John, Derrick Davis, Kristin Carbone, John Plumpis and Jacqueline Rene. The evening was conducted by Brent Sawyer. 


Rebecca with Josh LandayRita Markova and the entire cast.

March 27, 2014
Donna Distefano, Ltd. released "Where Metal and Fire Meet Love", a video celebrating twenty years of exquisitely crafted fine jewelry, handmade in NYC by award winning master goldsmith Donna Distefano. You can catch Rebecca at the 1:04 mark in the video. 

March 24, 2014
Walnut Street Theatre held their annual Subscriber's Concert which previewed their 2014-15 season. Rebecca sang two songs from 9 to 5: The Musical. Here's Rebecca singing, Get Out and Stay Out.




Walnut Concert with Adam Hoyak, Jessica Johnson, Chris Ertelt, Rebecca and Lauren Rooney

January 20, 2014
Rebecca shot a promotional video for award winning jewelry designer
Donna Distefano, Ltd. The video was directed by Eli Wallach's grandson, Tyler Wallach. The video is scheduled to be released in late March.


Rebecca with Donna Distefano

December 7 & 8, 2013
After performing with them twice this summer, The Hillyer Festival Orchestra invited Rebecca back to perform with them for their 2013 holiday concert in Peabody, MA. Conducted by Dr. Dirk Hillyer, Rebecca was joined by the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Chorale for the finale of the concert, Let There Be Peace on Earth which was dedicated to our troops serving all over the world. That video along with two others from the concert can be seen on the video page.


Rebecca with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra

September 3, 2013
Rebecca celebrated her one year anniversary as a member of the Broadway company of The Phantom of The Opera.

July 15-20, 2013
Rebecca returned to the Majestic Theatre to perform in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera.

July 12, 2013
Rebecca was the season opener for the Great Waters Music Festival at the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. She performed with Dirk Hillyer and his Festival Orchestra in a concert of Broadway pops.  

Rebecca with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra
Photo courtesy of Bob Ness Images


July 4, 2013
Rebecca celebrated July 4th by performing at a pops concert with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra in Salem, Massachusetts. One of the highlights from the concert was the live premier of Jill Santoriello's song, One More Timefrom the new musical Outlander.  The concert was conducted by Dirk Hillyer and other songs included Memory, Children of The Wind and Glitter And Be Gay.  The crowd was estimated to be at least 22 thousand.


Rebecca with conductor, Dirk Hillyer and his orchestra
Photo courtesy of David Whitman

May 24, 2013
Rebecca returned to The Phantom of The Opera for two weeks.  While there, she took this photo to support the 
Team Jack Foundation which is raising awareness for pediatric brain cancer.  Rebecca lost her sister, Diana Mynes Allen, to brain cancer two years ago.  Please take a moment to visit Team Jack and read about 7 year old Jack Hoffman who is battling brain cancer! 


Rebecca as the Confidante & Jeremy Stolle as the Phantom in their Team Jack shirts.

May 18, 2013
The American Cancer Society's Hope Gala Honolulu Concert.  Rebecca was the headline entertainer for the gala and she also premiered Jill Santoriello's new song, As Long As I Have You, written especially for the event.  Rebecca was accompanied by Kenji Higashihama.  The event raised over 100k for the American Cancer Society.

Jill Santoriello's new song
As Long As I Have You
May 2, 2013
Rebecca returned to Phantom for a week of performances.  She was honored to be sharing the stage with Swedish megastar, Peter Joback in his Broadway debut as the Phantom.



Thirsty Thursday at Phantom with Ellen Harvey (Madame Giry), Rebecca,
Ramin Karimloo (London 25th Phantom), Peter Joback (Phantom),
Lynn Abeles (Carlotta Cover) & Marni Raab (Christine)

March 14, 2013
Rebecca returns to the Broadway Company of The Phantom of the Opera for a limited engagement with performances March 15-28, 2013 at The Majestic Theatre. 

February 3, 2013
After 7 glorious performances (including one with former MA Representative, Barney Frank), Fiorello! at City Center Encores! closed. Fiorello! played to sold out houses and the production received fantastic reviews.  This marked Rebecca's 5th production with the Encores! organization.


Rebecca with Sheldon Harnick, Pulitzer Prize winner and lyricist of Fiorello!

January 26, 2013
The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 25 years on Broadway.  Currently a vacation swing for the Broadway company, Rebecca will be attending the anniversary performance and gala with former Piangi and international musical theatre performer, Nick Saverine.

Rebecca with Nick Saverine at the Majestic Theatre
January 18, 2013
Rehearsals begin for Fiorello! at City Center Encores!  This show marks the 20th anniversary for the Encores! series and the 5th Encores! show for Rebecca.  Directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman, Fiorello! includes a starry cast of some of Broadway's best performers.  Get your tickets soon, this is going to be a good one!  nycitycenter.org.   

January 6, 2013
After 76 performances of 76 Trombones, Music Man closed at The Walnut Street Theatre.   The show, which had a cast of 30 children (alternating casts of 15) and a live horse, was well received by the local Philadelphia audiences and critics.

November 6, 2012
Music Man at The Walnut Street Theatre began performances. Rebecca is playing the role of Maude Dunlop (Pick-a-Little Lady) and understudying the role of Marian Paroo. The show is directed and choreographed by Marc Robin with musical direction by Doug Lutz. Performances run until January 6, 2013. For ticket information please visit, Walnut Street Theatre.


The Pick-A-Little Ladies: Rebecca Robbins, Ellie Mooney, Jennifer Hope Wills,
Erica Sweany, Denise Whelan, Alene Robertson.

September 3-26, 2012
Rebecca performed in the Broadway Company of The Phantom of The Opera.  She performed the first two weeks as the "Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante" and the second week and a half as the "Innkeeper's Wife".  She is now a member of the Broadway company and will be performing in the show periodically.  Check back for more performance dates.


Rebecca with The Phantom of The Opera, Hugh Panero

August 27, 2012
Rebecca began rehearsals for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.  She rehearsed for one week and began performance the following week at The Majestic Theatre.

July 16, 2012
Jill Santoriello's song, One More Time, from the new musical Outlander, that Rebecca recorded earlier this summer was featured in Broadway World's Stage Tube.  Check out the video put together by a fan of the musical.