Penned by two time Tony-nominee Pittu, with an original score by Randy Redd, the work is described as "an absurd musical satire that charts the career of eternally up-and-coming (and fictitious) musical theatre composer Jacob Sterling. A rare, up close and personal visit with an artist of questionable gifts who performs from his songbook and shares his human struggle to keep musical theatre alive and well in the 21st century." The "comedy with vocal selections" stars Pittu (LoveMusik, Is He Dead?) and Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone).
Co-directed by Pittu and Atlantic Theater Company artistic director Neil Pepe, the cast also features Brandon Goodman, Matt Schock and Helene Yorke.
What's That Smell is the first production of the Atlantic Stage 2 season, which focuses on the development of new works.
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Here is a glimpse of the opening-night curtain call and after-show reception held at Atlantic Stage 2 on 330 West 16th Street:
All photos by Aubrey Reuben