Michael Jackson's sister La Toya is heading to the New York stage after landing a role in a new musical.

La Toya Jackson will appear in off-Broadway show Newsical the Musical in a run which starts next month (Sep13).

The singer, who has been taking acting classes, will be on stage for a week, with the option to extend her run.

She tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I've wanted to do (theatre), but on Broadway the shows play for such a long, extended time."