The upcoming musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash is getting some help from another CW show, but not a DC TV one. Buzzfeed broke the news that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom has written a song for the musical crossover and it’s called “Superfriends”, which should have several DC fans out there quite excited. In a statement to Buzzfeed, Bloom revealed how it all happened.
“As soon as I heard that they were doing a musical crossover, I e-mailed Mark Pedowitz who connected me to Greg and Andrew. I immediately offered them my services. As soon as they picked one of my song ideas, I hopped on the phone with my old Robot Chicken boss Tom Root and we brainstormed and, based on that brainstorm, I wrote up the song ‘Superfriends.’ I am so excited to contribute more to the upward trend that is musicals in television and film. Music can be one of the most amazing and efficient forms of storytelling and character development. Also, it was really fun to write a comedy song for two superheroes.”
It was also revealed today that La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have also written a song for the musical crossover. The song is called “Runnin’ Home to You” and will be performed by Grant Gustin who plays Barry Allen. Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer and show-runner on both shows, said this in a statement.
“Benj and Justin are the premiere song-writing duo of our time. Not only are they two of the most talented people Greg and I have ever met, they are also two of the nicest. To have them be a part of our musical episode is beyond our wildest expectations. We hope everyone falls in love with the song they wrote for us as much as we did.”
The musical event will feature stars from all four CW shows with Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) that will all be making singing appearances. Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) will be appearing as well, but not in singing capacity. Glee’s Darren Criss was recently cast as the Music Meister who will be appearing in the crossover. The event will start on Supergirl during the final minutes of episode 16 which airs on Monday, March 20 and then the crossover continues onto The Flash the next night in episode 17 titled “Duets” which airs on Tuesday, March 21.
Supergirl airs on Monday nights while The Flash airs on Tuesday nights, both respectively at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 2 and Season 3 respectively for our weekly reviews.
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