Smash Books Liza Minnelli for Season 2 Duet

Liza Minnelli to Guest on SmashNBC’s Smash has called upon a real “Broadway Baby” — legendary entertainer Liza Minnelli — to guest-star on Season 2.

In a midseason episode titled “The Surprise Party,” Minnelli will appear as herself, to sing an original duet with Christian Borle‘s Tom, New York Magazine’s Vulture column reports.

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In touting the casting, NBC boss Robert Greenblatt said, “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.”

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Smash kicks off its sophomore run on Feb. 5 in a new time slot — Tuesdays at 10/9c — after Parenthood has wrapped its run. Other guest stars/recurring players on tap for the musical drama’s encore include Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) and Sean Hayes (Will & Grace).