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Off Broadway’s ‘Smell’ ends run

Musical to close on Dec. 28

The commercial Off Broadway transfer of “What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling” has proved short-lived, shuttering Dec. 28.

Comedy, written by and starring David Pittu, was a popular offering at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2 earlier this fall. Transfer, produced by Daryl Roth and the Atlantic, kicked off Nov. 1 at New World Stages.

With music by Randy Redd and lyrics by Pittu, show is co-directed by Pittu and Atlantic a.d. Neil Pepe (“Speed-the-Plow”). Story centers on an interview conducted by a public access TV host (Peter Bartlett) with a fictional legit composer (Pittu).

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