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Paula Abdul sprinted down Broadway barefoot to make it to musical on time

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Paula Abdul knows what it's like when people arrive late to her shows -- so that may explain why she recently ran down Broadway barefoot to make it to a musical on time.

Page Six reports that the "Straight Up" singer was set to watch MJ: The Musical on Saturday, but she realized she was cutting it a little too close to show time. Eyewitnesses say Paula ripped off her high heels and sprinted down 52nd Street, which is located in New York City's Midtown area.

According to a source, the speedy 60-year-old singer "made it into her seat seconds before the curtain went up." She also reportedly screamed "You killed it!" to lead Myles Frost, who portrays Michael Jackson in the stage production.

MJ: The Musical is playing on Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre. Apparently, Beyoncé and Jay-Z also saw the musical that day. But, unlike Paula, the pair were fashionably late. Apparently, the couple chose to head into the venue when the lights were off so they wouldn't cause a scene.

The pair also dipped after the curtain fell and rushed into their waiting SUV. As for the former American Idol judge, she chatted up the cast and gave them hugs.

It should be noted Paula was discovered by the Jackson family and was hired to help choreograph Janet Jackson's music videos.

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