Paula Abdul joining Broadway show 'In the Heights'

paula-abdul-dancing-getty.jpgPaula Abdul may be in talks with NBC about a new show but they'll have to get in line, as she has signed on to the Broadway show "In the Heights."

According to Radaronline, "Paula will take over for Priscilla Lopez in one of the leading roles. It's always been Abdul's dream to star on Broadway. Paula has been in talks with producers for several weeks and made a special overnight trip to New York on March 17 just to see the successful Broadway show."

"In the Heights" is a musical chronicling three days in the lives a group of people living in New York's Domincan-American neighborhood called Washington Heights. The 2008 premiere season of the show was nominated for 13 Tony awards.

The role Paula Abdul will reportedly take over is that of Camila, the mom of the main character Nina. Nina is the first in her family to go to college but had to drop out because working two jobs to pay for school was too much. Her mother Camila dreams of one day owning a restaurant.

Reportedly Paula will be in the cast for "several weeks."

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