With Jennifer Hudson already on the bill for its second season, NBC made another exciting reveal regarding its musical drama “Smash.”
This afternoon, NBC’s chairman Robert Greenblatt announced that Broadway legend Liza Minnelli is slated to join in one of the show’s upcoming episodes.
“Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway,” said Greenblatt.
“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.”
Miss Minnelli’s episode is titled “The Surprise Party” and will feature an original song with star Christian Borle, which was composed by March Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Look for Liza’s all-star cameo in the Spring of 2013. “Smash” is scheduled to return to the NBC lineup on February 5.