The CW has released the names of two of the songs to be performed in "Duet," the forthcoming episode of The Flash that will see members of the Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow casts appear and perform in a musical crossover.
Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have penned an original song entitled “Runnin’ Home to You” for the episode. The Flash (and former Glee) star Grant Gustin will perform the song in the episode.
“Benj and Justin are the premiere songwriting duo of our time,” said Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer for The Flash and Supergirl. “Not only are they two of the most talented people Greg [Berlanti] 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.”
As previously reported, "Duet" will also feature another original song penned by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and executive producer Rachel Bloom and Tom Root, entitled “Superfriends.”
Pasek and Paul are the Oscar, Tony, and Emmy-nominated songwriting team behind the Broadway musicals Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story, The Musical and Dogfight. The duo penned the lyrics for the award-winning song “City of Stars” from the film La La Land, which was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Original Song and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music for La La Land as a whole.
Pasek and Paul have also received two Oscar nominations, one for “City of Stars” and a second for “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” both from La La Land. Feature film credits include Trolls, The Greatest Showman and Medusa. Their songs have also been featured on Smash, Sesame Street, and Johnny and the Sprites.
Supergirl airs Mondays and The Flash Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend season two finale airs this Friday at 8 p.m. on The CW. The entire second season will be available to stream on Netflix one week later on February 11, 2017.