Washington Post Q&A with Wesley Taylor

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When Wesley Taylor wanted a break from the high-pressure New York theater scene, he didn’t jet off to an island paradise or a grand European city. He made his escape to Shirlington, Va. — home of Signature Theatre, where the Broadway veteran (“The Addams Family,” “Rock of Ages”) and actor on NBC’s “Smash” is playing the Emcee in “Cabaret,” a gig he considers “a nice work vacation.”

“New York can be maddening and sometimes suffocating, and sometimes I think it’s really important to get out of town and do a show for me,” the 28-year-old Taylor says. “I don’t get many opportunities to be the star in New York at this point in my career, and [here] I can be the lead. And I can work and fail and fall on my face and grow as an actor.”

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