John Barrowman Talks Singing In ‘The Flash’/’Supergirl’ Crossover

Ahead of the Supergirl and The Flash musical crossover, The CW has released an interview with John Barrowman who plays Malcolm Meryln in both Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

Barrowman, who gets to bring his background in musical theater to his first guest appearance on The Flash could barely contain his excitement when asked about participating in the musical crossover:

“It’s nice to be able to sing. I have a background in musical theater. You know, thirteen, fourteen years of musical theater in West End in London and Broadway and I get to finally sing on television and it’s awesome[laughs]. It’s really awesome!”

The musical crossover kicks off tonight on Supergirl with the episode “Star-Crossed” which introduces Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman‘s Teri Hatcher and Hercules star Kevin Sorbo to the series. Here’s the official synopsis:

TERI HATCHER (“DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES,” “LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN”) AND KEVIN SORBO (“HERCULES”) GUEST STAR; DARREN CRISS (“GLEE”) MAKES HIS DEBUT AS THE MUSIC MEISTER – A new villain (guest star Teri Hatcher) comes to National City, putting Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) on high alert. Meanwhile, Winn’s (Jeremy Jordan) girlfriend, Lyra (guest star Tamzin Merchant), gets Winn in trouble with the law. Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) attempts to help Winn but old loyalties get in the way. The Music Meister (Darren Criss) attacks Supergirl. John Medlen directed the episode written by Katie Rose Rogers & Jess Kardos (#216). Original airdate 3/20/2017.

The crossover will conclude tomorrow night with part two titled “Duet”. Here’s the official synopsis:

DARREN CRISS (“GLEE”) GUEST STARS AS THE MUSIC MEISTER IN THE FLASH AND SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CROSSOVER – Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon- El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#317). Original airdate 3/21/2017.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Be sure to check back after every single episode of both Supergirl and The Flash for our weekly reviews.

DCTV’s Arrowverse Episode Roundup: The Past Haunts

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DCTV's Arrowverse Episode Roundup

Welcome back to the DCTV Arrowverse episode roundup! This week in The CW’s superhero universe (multiverse?), our heroes dealt with a lot of action, some betrayal, thoughts on the future, and buckets and buckets of tension and angst.

You can check out all of my previous DCTV Arrowverse episode roundups here!

The Flash saw Barry re-enter the speed force in order to get Wally back; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow went to the moon to take back a piece of the spear of destiny; Arrow attempted to take prematurely take on Prometheus.

The connecting theme this week is that of your past coming back to haunt you in ways you didn’t think were possible.

Each episode roundup recaps the show’s main plot points, with a section for commentary.

Let’s get started! Click through the gallery to read through each episode!

Up next: The Flash

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.