Earlier than Grant Gustin was a superhero, he was a theater child. Now, after The Flash got here to a detailed on the 2023 TV schedule, the beloved DC actor will take his skills again to the stage as he makes his Broadway debut within the new musical Water for Elephants. As somebody who has been a fan of the actor since his Glee days, I couldn’t be happier for him and this unimaginable information!
Not lengthy after The Flash star was in a enjoyable advert with Ryan Reynolds, he introduced one other thrilling (and far larger) undertaking. Grant Gustin has a background in musical theater, and now that his schedule is free, he’s in a position to take a job on the stage. Whereas he was “honored” to play Barry Allen for practically a decade, making it to Broadway was a childhood dream of his. The actor informed EW:
Whereas we’ve seen Grant Gustin sing and dance in The Flash and on Glee, Water for Elephants — which is predicated on Sara Gruen’s bestselling ebook — can be a real showcase of his musical skills. Within the circus-based musical romance, he’ll play Jacob and Isabelle McCalla (who is thought for her work in Broadway’s The Promenade and Sucked) will play Marlena.
The Barry Allen actor went on to say that as a result of he’s not doing The Flash anymore, he has time in his schedule to truly tackle a musical. Calling Water for Elephants a “pinch me second,” he stated:
Personally, I can’t wait to see Grant Gustin on this manufacturing. I keep in mind seeing him sing “Clean Legal” on Glee in 2012, and ever since, I’ve been hoping he would do a musical. Now, not solely is he harnessing his musical skills, he’s attending to carry out on Broadway! Discuss thrilling! The actor additionally posted about his enthusiasm for the present and the Nice White Manner on Instagram, take a look at the candy picture of him with the marquee:
Total, it looks like Grant Gustin is over the moon about his subsequent profession transfer, and I’m so excited for him. You may see him on stage in Water for Elephants beginning when their previews start on February 24. The present will then formally open within the Imperial Theatre on March 21. Should you aren’t within the New York Metropolis space, and want to see the actor do what he does greatest, you’ll be able to stream The Flash with a Netflix subscription.