Candice Patton, Victor Garber and Jesse L. Martin
Candice Patton revealed that she is playing the daughter of a gangster in next week’s musical crossover episode of “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” The CW

Candice Patton is playing a completely different character in an alternate reality created by Music Meister (Darren Criss) in next week’s musical crossover episode of “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”

In an interview with DC All Access, Patton revealed that she’s playing a daughter of a gangster in the dream sequence of the crossover. “It’s really fun to play someone different,” the actress said.

Although viewers won’t see Patton perform a song and dance number in crossover, executive producer Aaron Helbing previously revealed to TVLine that Patton’s character actually has a big role in the musical.

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“She plays a pretty key role in the musical episode. The story really centers around Iris,” Helbing said. “Aside from Barry (Grant Gustin) and Kara (Melissa Benoist), Iris plays a huge role in the musical.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jesse L. Martin is playing a gangster in the alternate reality, so even if the actor is technically not Joe in the episode, it’s possible that Patton is still his onscreen daughter in the dream sequence.

Speaking of Martin, DC All access revealed that the “Law & Order” alum is performing a song with Victor Garber in the musical. “Me and him have been hoping to work together forever,” Martin said of his the “Legends of Tomorrow” actor. “Of course we got to work together on ‘The Flash’ when [his character] Stein was introduced, but the idea that we get to sing together on the show, I never saw that coming.”

As previously reported, the first installment of the crossover sees Music Meister attacking Kara and putting her in a coma. Clueless about how they could wake her up, Mon-El (Chris Wood) and J’onn (David Harewood) bring the comatose Supergirl from Earth-38 to Earth-2 to ask help from Team Flash. However, Music Meister surprises Barry in the second half of the crossover and puts him under a similar coma. Barry and Kara then wake up without their powers in an alternate reality created by Music Meister where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script.

When asked Criss what his character is up to, the “Glee” alum told DC All Access: “The Music Meister has plans for them, he’s kind of stringing all of the main character along. Particularly the couples, to maybe teach them a lesson? That’s what he says.”

The musical kicks off with the March 20 episode of “Supergirl” and continues the following night in the March 21 episode of “The Flash,” where the bulk of the action takes place. Both episodes air at 8 p.m. on The CW.