Never Gonna Stop Dancing: Nancy Lemenager to Be New Brenda in Movin' Out

News   Never Gonna Stop Dancing: Nancy Lemenager to Be New Brenda in Movin' Out
Never Gonna Dance star Nancy Lemenager will become the new Brenda in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out, starting May 9, production spokespersons confirmed.
Nancy Lemenager
Nancy Lemenager

The show's Tony Award-nominated original star Elizabeth Parkinson has left the Broadway show as she is expecting a child with husband and co-star Scott Wise. Her understudy Karine Plantadit-Bageot has been performing in the lead role.

Lemenager, who starred opposite Noah Racey in the recent Broadway dance-heavy musical Never Gonna Dance, was previously seen on Broadway in Kiss Me, Kate. Other credits include Dream, How to Succeed..., Guys and Dolls, and Meet Me in St. Louis.

Movin' Out creators Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp won Tony Awards for orchestrations ( with Stuart Malina) and choreography, respectively. The show recently launched its national tour from Detroit's Fisher Theatre, Jan. 27.

The bookless show, currently residing at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, uses Joel's song lyrics and Tharp's choreography to tell the story of five friends and lovers across three decades through love, war and loss. There is no dialogue and all songs are performed by the pianist-singer, who sings non-stop and heads an on-stage band during the show.

Tickets to the Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers, 226 West 46 Street, can be purchased by calling (212) 307-4100. For more information, visit

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