Parkinson replaces Nancy Lemenager (Never Gonna Dance, Kiss Me, Kate) — who took over the role of Brenda in her stead on May 8, 2004.
The Tony Award-nominated original star left the Broadway show as she was expecting a baby with husband and Movin' Out co-star Scott Wise. The stage duo welcomed James Montana Wise on Sept. 24, 2004.
Parkinson joins fellow original cast members John Selya, Ashley Tuttle and Michael Cavanaugh — all Tony-nominated for their performances.
Movin' Out creators Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp won Tony Awards for orchestrations (with Stuart Malina) and choreography, respectively. The show, which opened Oct. 24, 2002 on Broadway, launched its national tour from Detroit's Fisher Theatre, Jan. 27, 2004.
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.