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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Sterling 'Smells' for BWW

WHAT'S THAT SMELL: THE MUSIC OF JACOB STERLING is a hilarious musical parody that charts the career of eternally up-and-coming (and fictitious) musical theater composer Jacob Sterling (Pittu). 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 theater alive and well into the 21st century.

Jacob Sterling 'himself' took a moment away from the piano to give BWW TV a very special message deep from his musical heart and soul. Stay tuned for more "smell filled" musical nuggets from the world of WHAT'S THAT SMELL right here on

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed world premiere of David Pittu's comedy WHAT'S THAT SMELL: THE MUSIC OF JACOB STERLING is now playing at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Performances began Saturday, November 1, 2008.

The new comedy, written and performed by Tony Award® nominee David Pittu (Is He Dead?, LoveMusik), co-starring Peter Bartlett (The New Century), is co-directed by Pittu and Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow) with original music by Randy Redd. The cast also features Chandra Lee Schwartz, Max Kumangai, and Matt Schock.

The Off-Broadway transfer is produced by Daryl Roth in association with Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director).

WHAT'S THAT SMELL: THE MUSIC OF JACOB STERLING features scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Matthew Richards, sound design by Jill DuBoff, projection design by Dustin O'Neill, and production stage management by Alison DeSantis.

WHAT'S THAT SMELL: THE MUSIC OF JACOB STERLING concluded a sold-out, extended engagement at Atlantic Stage 2 on October 5, 2008.

WHAT'S THAT SMELL: THE MUSIC OF JACOB STERLING will play Monday evening, and Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, with Saturday matinees at 2:00pm and Sunday performances at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Tuesdays are dark.

Tickets are $55.00 and $65.00, and are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online at, or in person at the box office.

Student tickets will be available for $25.00 on the day of performance at the box office only with valid student identification.

NEW WORLD STAGES is located at 340 West 50 Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.


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