Another American Idol alum head to the theater!

Sanjaya Malakar makes his stage debut this month in the off-Broadway musical, Freckleface Strawberry.

The show is based on the popular children’s book by Julianne Moore and is being staged at New World Stages on 50th Street in New York City.

The Season 6 Idol joins the show on February 23.

According to the AP, Sanjaya is currently writing and recording his own original music for a full length album, Life-Love-Music.

Hm. Sanjaya in a children’s show? According to the musical’s website, it’s “fun for the whole family.”

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  • fuzzywuzzy

    People may mock Sanjaya, but I was pretty impressed the way that he held up under the relentless bashing from the judges on AI. He’s been very classy about his time on AI and I wish him well.

  • JazzRocks

    So do I.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    wow okay congratulations

  • idolbeat

    Good luck Sanjaya! Sounds like fun!

  • abbysee

    I really like the kid. I enjoyed him on the show. No, his singing isn’t idol worthy, but he has something. He also is extremely bright, and classy, absolutely. I wish him luck, and hope this is a success for him.

  • JoCeeisme

    Good luck to Sanjaya,I agree with you abbysee, he has something, hope it all goes well for him.