Liza Minnelli to play herself on NBC's 'Smash'

Nov. 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Liza Minnelli is to play herself on the Broadway-themed drama series "Smash," NBC announced Tuesday.

The stage and screen icon will also sing an original song, written by composer-lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, with series star Christian Borle.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.

"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."

Minnelli's episode is titled "The Surprise Party" and will air in the spring, NBC said.

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