Musical theater parody stars scribe David Pittu
That smell is moving uptown, with “What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling” heading to Off Broadway’s New World Stages for a commercial run next month.Written by and starring David Pittu, the comic two-hander recently finished a popular run at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2. Daryl Roth produces the transfer in association with the Atlantic. Pittu plays fictional composer Jacob Sterling in the musical theater parody, with Peter Bartlett portraying the host of the public access TV show on which Sterling appears. Both thesps reprise their roles for the commercial run of the production, co-directed by Atlantic a.d. Neil Pepe (“Speed-the-Plow”) and Pittu. Composer Randy Redd provides original tunes, with lyrics by Pittu. “Smell” begins perfs Nov. 1 at New World Stages.