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NYS&F forging ‘Bond’

Sedgwick, Strathairn, Jennings to topline

Interest rates may be near all-time lows, but the New York Stage and Film production of “Yield of the Long Bond” is generating plenty of keen interest among Gotham’s commercial theater producers.

The Larry Atlas-penned legiter is still embryonic, but it already has a major-league cast attached: Kyra Sedgwick, seen most recently on Broadway in “Twelfth Night” and in the upcoming pic “The Red Door,” will topline along with David Strathairn (“Ashes to Ashes”) and Byron Jennings (opposite Annette Benning in the L.A. production of “Hedda Gabler”).

Legiter centers on a cruel Wall Street bond trader (Strathairn) and his unhealthy relationship with an attorney (Sedgwick). When the lawyer is murdered, questions arise about his relationship with a priest (Jennings) accused of killing her.

Coal Bin presentation

Atlas himself will helm the workshop, which goes before audiences at NYS&F’s Coal Bin Theater on June 25th, 26th and 27th.

Two additional productions are planned for the main-stage season, “Intrigue with Faye,” by Kate Robin, to be helmed by Michael Engler for a July 7 through 17 run; and “Gramercy Park is Closed to the Public,” a play by Toni Ann Johnson to be directed by Judy Minor, running July 21 through Aug. 1.

Long considered a major supermarket for commercial producers, the summer NYS&F season’s special presentations are often seen shortly afterward Off Broadway and elsewhere.

Worthy of note:

  • Pulitzer-prize winner Beth Henley’s new play “Family Week” will get a reading directed by Ulu Grossbard.

  • Helmer Joe Mantello (“Love! Valour! Compassion!”) will direct a special presentation of “Another American: Asking and Telling” by Marc Wolf, running July 9-11.

  • “The Trail of Her Inner Thigh,” by Erin Cressida Wilson, also gets a workshop. The legiter will be helmed by Bill Foeller.