Off-Broadway Sphinx Winx to Close June 19

Playbill.comBy Kenneth Jones 07 Jun 2011

Rebecca Riker and Bret Shuford Photo by Peter James Zielinski

The Off-Broadway musical The Sphinx Winx, billed as a musical comedy misinterpretation of the classic love triangle between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, will play its final performance at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre in Manhattan on June 19.

A 12-week run was planned. At close, it will have played seven weeks Off-Broadway. The show's producers Tifft Productions announced the closing on June 7.

An original cast recording of The Sphinx Winx is being planned, and publishing and distribution negotiations are ongoing. Previews began May 3; opening was May 18.

The Sphinx Winx has book and lyrics by Philip Capice, Anne Hitchner and Robert Keuch, and music by Kenneth Hitchner Jr. The musical is directed by Matthew Hamel with choreography by Tara Jeanne Vallee and musical direction by Jeffrey Lodin.

The cast includes Bruce Sabath and Bret Shuford, along with Erika Amato, Rebecca Riker, Beth Cheryl Tarnow and Ryan Williams. The Sphinx Winx performs Tuesdays at 7 PM; Wednesdays-Fridays at 8 PM; Saturdays at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street).

Tickets are $56.25, $80 for premium seating, and can be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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