Broadway

Liza Minnelli to Appear on “Smash”

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Alberto E. Rodriguez

Entertainment superstar Liza Minnelli will guest star as herself in a second season episode of NBC’s “Smash,” the network said today.

Minnelli will appear in an episode titled “The Surprise Party,” set to air sometime in the spring. Minnelli will sing a duet with series star Christian Borle, who plays a Broadway composer on the series.

The song will be written by the show’s composer and lyricist, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement.

“So what could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades? I had the pleasure of working with Liza when we restored her landmark television special ‘Liza With a Z’ at Showtime, and to see her artistry up close and personal is a thing to behold.”

The sophomore season of “Smash” begins Feb. 5, 2013. Other guest stars next year will include Jennifer Hudson, Jesse L. Martin and Sean Hayes.

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