Reading of Wesley Taylor's What's So Funny? to Feature Max Von Essen, Rachel de Benedet and More

News   Reading of Wesley Taylor's What's So Funny? to Feature Max Von Essen, Rachel de Benedet and More What's So Funny?, a new play by Broadway actor Wesley Taylor, will get a developmental reading at the Ripley-Grier Studios Aug. 12 in Manhattan.

Wesley Taylor
Wesley Taylor

The reading will feature the talents of Max von Essen (Death Takes a Holiday, Hello Again!), Mike Wartella (Rent) and Matthew Gumley (Elf) with Christy Pusz (Talk Radio), Alexandra Socha (Death Takes a Holiday, Spring Awakening), Logan Rowland (The Addams Family), Don Stephenson (The Producers), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can), Merwin Foard (The Little Mermaid) and Valerie Fagan (The Addams Family).

As an actor, Taylor recently originated the role of Michael Mouse Tolliver in the world premiere of Tales of the City at the American Conservatory Theatre. On Broadway he created the roles of Lucas in The Addams Family and Franz in Rock of Ages (Theatre World Award/OCC nomination).

As a writer, Taylor wrote and co-created the popular industry spoof webseries "Billy Green," which boasted performances by Audra McDonald, Patrick Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth and Nathan Lane.

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