‘Mnemonic’ coins profit

Legiter benefitted from good reviews

“Mnemonic” looks set to pay back its Off Broadway production costs this week, two months into a 9-1/2 week run entered into for reasons of love, not lucre. The Theatre de Complicite piece about memory — premiered in Salzburg, Austria — will go into profit, having recouped its $570,000 capitalization.

The piece, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, was “done (in New York) very protectively,” said lead producer Thomas Viertel, “to try to make sure the investors didn’t get clobbered.”

Auds were sufficiently taken to lift attendance far above the 45% break-even in the 610-seat John Jay auditorium.

What’s more, the piece benefited from some money reviews (in the New York Times, especially) and Complicite’s burgeoning profile, with the possible bonus of an actress in Katrin Cartlidge. Viertel’s producing partners on “Mnemonic” are Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Dede Harris/Lorie Cowen Levy, Timothy Childs, Herb Goldsmith, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Glick and Margo Lion.

More Legit

  • The Lehman Trilogy review

    London Theater Review: 'The Lehman Trilogy,' Directed by Sam Mendes

    “Mnemonic” looks set to pay back its Off Broadway production costs this week, two months into a 9-1/2 week run entered into for reasons of love, not lucre. The Theatre de Complicite piece about memory — premiered in Salzburg, Austria — will go into profit, having recouped its $570,000 capitalization. The piece, conceived and directed […]

  • elizabeth perkins First Time in Variety

    Elizabeth Perkins on Her Early Film, Stage Roles

    “Mnemonic” looks set to pay back its Off Broadway production costs this week, two months into a 9-1/2 week run entered into for reasons of love, not lucre. The Theatre de Complicite piece about memory — premiered in Salzburg, Austria — will go into profit, having recouped its $570,000 capitalization. The piece, conceived and directed […]

  • 'Mary Page Marlowe' Review: Tatiana Maslany

    Off Broadway Review: 'Mary Page Marlowe'

    “Mnemonic” looks set to pay back its Off Broadway production costs this week, two months into a 9-1/2 week run entered into for reasons of love, not lucre. The Theatre de Complicite piece about memory — premiered in Salzburg, Austria — will go into profit, having recouped its $570,000 capitalization. The piece, conceived and directed […]

  • Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

    Bruce Springsteen Plays First-Ever Encore at Broadway Show (Watch)

    “Mnemonic” looks set to pay back its Off Broadway production costs this week, two months into a 9-1/2 week run entered into for reasons of love, not lucre. The Theatre de Complicite piece about memory — premiered in Salzburg, Austria — will go into profit, having recouped its $570,000 capitalization. The piece, conceived and directed […]

  • Orphan Black

    Listen: Tatiana Maslany Would Do an 'Orphan Black' Reunion on One Condition

    “Mnemonic” looks set to pay back its Off Broadway production costs this week, two months into a 9-1/2 week run entered into for reasons of love, not lucre. The Theatre de Complicite piece about memory — premiered in Salzburg, Austria — will go into profit, having recouped its $570,000 capitalization. The piece, conceived and directed […]

  • Dusty review

    U.K. Theater Review: 'Dusty'

    “Mnemonic” looks set to pay back its Off Broadway production costs this week, two months into a 9-1/2 week run entered into for reasons of love, not lucre. The Theatre de Complicite piece about memory — premiered in Salzburg, Austria — will go into profit, having recouped its $570,000 capitalization. The piece, conceived and directed […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content