Why The Flash/Supergirl Musical Will Undoubtedly Rock

Ever since the first seasons of both Supergirl and The Flash, fans have been clamoring for the CW network to strike up the music. It now looks like they’re about to get their wish. A Flash/Supergirl musical is coming.

Showrunner Greg Berlanti, who produces both series, confirmed to Variety that the crossover fans have begged for is indeed happening.

“Some of you may know my personal love for musicals, and we have a number of people who can sing across all the shows,” Berlanti said.

Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, stars of The Flash and Supergirl, respectively, both possess extensive musical credentials, in addition to having landed their breakout roles on Fox’s Glee. The plan has, of course, drawn comparisons to the fan-favorite episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Once More, With Feeling”. In fact, the casts of the two shows bring considerably more musical “oomph” to the endeavor than their CW predecessors.

The resumes of their supporting casts only lend strength to the cause. The combined casts boast a bevy of musical talent, almost from top to bottom.

Of the two shows, Flash’s cast definitely has an advantage in the musical department, boasting dozens of Broadway and off-Broadway credits.

Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisco Ramon, is a musical theatre veteran, having performed in High School Musical, The Wedding Singer, and Once, which was nominated for a Tony Award in 2013.

Danielle Panabaker, who co-stars as Caitlin Snow, has appeared on-stage in quite a few musical as well, including West Side Story, Pippin, Once Upon A Time, and Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.

The undisputed gem of the cast, however, is actor Jesse L. Martin, who plays Barry Allen’s adoptive father Joe West. Martin is a Broadway legend, having originated the role of Tom Collins in the smash hit Rent. His resume includes dozens of musicals, and he even got a chance to showcase his pipes on the second season of The Flash, in an episode which saw him play an alternate version of the Joe West character who earned his living as a lounge singer.

The Supergirl cast, though not as experienced as that of her speedy competitor, brings a considerable amount of talent to the affair.

Star Melissa Benoist made her mark as a singer on Glee, having studied musical theatre her entire career. She and Gustin are both veterans of the show, and the news of the musical crossover was almost certainly met with excitement by the two long-time friends.

Jeremy Jordan, who plays Winn Schott, also has a strong resume, having starred in productions of Rock of Ages, West Side Story, Bonnie & Clyde, and Newsies.

In short, with all the talent the two series bring to the table, the Supergirl/Flash musical will almost certainly be stellar, and something fans will talk about for years to come.

 

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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