- Now comes word that the Liza with a Z star Liza Minnelli will be guest starring as herself in an episode titled "The Surprise Party."
- And following in the footsteps of Bernadette Peters, it would only be fair to have this Broadway star sing as well. Liza will perform an original song with Christian Borle, who plays Tom. The song is written by executive producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
- Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a press release, "Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway. 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."