Lynne Inman-Hoffert of Concord celebrated the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens with her granddaughter Emily Anderson of Holland, Mich., last fall by attending a performance of a musical "choose-your-own-ending, play-within-a-play" version of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Dickens, who started releasing the novel in installments in 1870, died before writing the ending episodes. A musical was introduced to U.S. audiences in 1985, which later won five Tony Awards. At the show in Grand Rapids, Mich., Lynne and Emily took a moment to catch up with the community news in the Concord Transcript.
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