Spring Awakening Meets Degrassi

theTHEATREaddict with yet another TV related post: Teenagers unite, the Broadway sensation Spring Awakening and the hit Canadian television series for teens, Degrassi The Next Generation (a guilty pleasure of mine, I loved the originals!) unite in what’s being billed as a “Live Verbal Mash Up”. Casts of both shows will appear at a one-hour town hall for teenagers on April 30 at 3 PM at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Rosie O’Donnell, making headlines today, will host.

Five-hundred teens from the New York City area will participate in the event. Teen specialist Dr. Tiffany Brown will also be on hand. According to a press release, the town hall “will focus on the issues of pressure, identity and love and how teens today vs. yester-year are grappling with young adulthood.”

The event will be recorded, and clips will go up on the teen-aimed site AOL Red and The-N.com, the home of the online home of the N Network where Degrassi is broadcast in the US, in mid-May.

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