The Flash star Grant Gustin is set to make his Broadway debut in Water For Elephants and you can now see him singing original song “Wild” from the musical.
Grant Gustin was a regular of television before he landed his breakout role on The Flash. Prior to playing the Scarlet Speedster, he was best known as bad boy Warbler Sebastian Smythe on Fox juggernaut Glee. But when he played Barry Allen on Arrow, it presented him with the role of a lifetime.
A decade later, The Flash has just completed its nine-season run, bringing about an end to the Arrowverse as a whole. Gustin, however, has a new role to look forward to, as it has been announced that he will be making his Broadway debut in Water For Elephants, a new musical based on the 2006 novel by Sara Gruen.
He is set to play the lead male role of Jacob Jankowski (which was played by Robert Pattinson in the 2011 movie adaptation). Being that it is a musical, this will give him a chance to sing once again. And we don’t even have to wait until opening night as the Water For Elephants YouTube account has uploaded an exclusive first look at he and leading lady Isabelle McCalla singing an original song from the musical titled “Wild”.
Watch it below:
Grant Gustin was singing on our screens long before The Flash
Grant Gustin has an amazing voice, and the upcoming Water For Elephants musical won’t be the first time he gets to showcase that. During his time on Glee, he and the Dalton Academy Warblers covered many classic songs, including “I Want You Back”, “Stand”, “Glad You Came”, and “Live While We’re Young”. His biggest hit from the show was undoubtedly the cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” with the late, great Naya Rivera.
That musical talent also showcased itself on The Flash. From a fun karaoke session in the first season, to the iconic musical crossover between that show and Supergirl (which reunited Glee stars Gustin, Melissa Benoist, and Darren Criss), he got more than a few opportunities to flex his vocal chords on the DC TV show. The real standout moment was undoubtedly the amazing performance of original song “Runnin’ Home To You” in which his character, Barry Allen, proposed to longtime love Iris West.
His voice speaks for itself, and this performance of “Wild” is just a teaser of what we’re going to get in Water For Elephants. This is an opportunity he deserves, as he has a voice made for the stage. As a longtime fan of him, I can’t wait to see Gustin shine on stage next year.
Water For Elephants will begin previews in the Imperial Theater on February 24, 2024. Opening night is set for March 21.