Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Age: 25Hometown: Centerville, OHCurrent Role: A Broadway debut as Cosette, loyal adoptive daughter of Jean Valjean (Alfie Boe) and object of Marius’ affection, in Les Miserables.Stage Cred: Since graduating from the University of Michigan’s musical theater program, Finke has landed two juicy ingenue roles: Hope Harcourt in the national tour of Anything Goes and now lovestruck Cosette on Broadway.”There’s a sign in my hometown that says ‘Welcome to warm and cheerful Centerville,’ and it’s so true—it was a fantastic place to grow up. When I said I wanted be a performer, everyone in the community responded, ‘How can we help?'””I grew up saying I want to be on Broadway before I really knew what Broadway was. I came to New York for the first time when I was 16 and saw The Wedding Singer and Wicked and just loved it. I always knew I would move here.””I had never seen Les Miz onstage until my first week of rehearsal. Obviously I had sung the greatest hits in my bedroom, but when I saw the audience’s reaction to ‘One Day More,’ tears were streaming down my face. It’s such a special show.””There are challenges in playing Cosette because so much of her growth happens offstage, but it’s thrilling to enter a show as a character that has so much in front of her. She’s feeling love for the first time and is at a huge awakening point.””I love working with Alfie Boe. In rehearsal, I had this dumbfounded look of awe on my face listening to him sing. I had to remind myself, ‘Sing back, Alex!’ He is so kind and lovely and puts everyone at ease.””It’s important to stay grounded and find things that make you happy as you’re trying to get that big break. I’m very fortunate to have a wonderful family and friends who’ve supported me every step of the way.” Related Shows Les Miserables View Comments
Arsenal face an anxious wait to find out the extent of the hamstring injury to England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. “Chamberlain has a hamstring strain, the only thing we don’t know is how bad it is because usually the scans are only done 48 hours after the accident. That will be done today [Wednesday],” Wenger said in an interview with the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com. Wenger added midfielder Jack Wilshere was “progressing well” following minor surgery to removes studs from pins in his ankle, and Mathieu Flamini had resumed full training after a hamstring problem, so comes into contention for Saturday. There was also positive news on centre-back Gabriel Paulista, who limped off against QPR with a hamstring strain but is expected back training “on Sunday or Monday”. Wenger believes the victory at Old Trafford, secured by a goal from former United striker Danny Welbeck, can have a positive impact for the remainder of the campaign. The Gunners boss, though, accepts recent performances have drained his squad physically, and so will have some decisions to make as he looks to keep the players fresh for both the West Ham match and the second leg of their Champions League tie at Monaco, where Arsenal will be out to overturn a 3-1 deficit. Theo Walcott could come back into contention, having again been left on the bench at United. “We were at a high level of fatigue because we played against Monaco, Everton, QPR, Manchester United, all very physical games,” said Wenger. “I will have to test medically, physically, how the players are on Friday, and I will make my decision then. The big priority is of course West Ham.” German forward Lukas Podolski, meanwhile, has indicated his intention to return to Arsenal in the summer, having failed to make an impression on a loan spell at Inter Milan. Speaking to Sport Bild, the World Cup winner said: “The chapter is not closed with Arsenal, because there is no purchase option. “I was the first person to clear things up in the talks with Inter and say I didn’t want any kind of clause that would have let them purchase my contract rights. “When you’re on loan you never know what can happen, so at the end of the season we’ll analyse things freely and decide the situation.” Podolski was left out of Inter’s squad for the Europa League and has seen his performance levels criticised by Nerazzurri coach Roberto Mancini. The 29-year-old added: “At Inter there have been some negative situations, but I see the bright side in all of it. “Also, it’s generally easier to criticise someone who comes on loan, as I did this winter.” Arsenal are set to join Everton, Stoke and a Singapore Select XI team for the Barclays Asia Trophy Singapore in July 2015, which will see the Gunners return to the country for the first time since 1991 as part of their pre-season campaign. Wenger said: “It will be a typical English Premier League competition in Asia and we know that English football is very popular in Asia, and that’s a good opportunity to show how much we respect Asia as well. “[Strong competition] is what you’re looking for, to prepare well with the right intensity in the games to have a look at everybody as well. We have young promising players who can be a name after the competition. It’s a good opportunity as well for Singapore people to see these players.” Press Association The 21-year-old, who had just returned to the side following a groin problem, was substituted during the second half of Monday night’s FA Cup quarter-final win at Manchester United, where he had earlier set up Nacho Monreal’s opening goal. Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the midfielder was set for a scan but the prognosis would not be determined until later in the week, although it is now unlikely Oxlade-Chamberlain will feature in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against West Ham.
The great center player of Portland Trail Blazers, Jusuf Nurkic, will perform for the basketball team of BiH in matches against Finland and the Czech Republic within the second round of qualifiers for the World Cup in China in 2019.Our basketball players will enter the newly formed group K with the score 2-4, i.e. with a one victory less than Russia and Finland, three victories less than the Czech Republic and four victories less then France. Three first placed selections from Group K will go to the World Cup.Our national team will open the Group K in Finland on September 13, and then we will welcome the Czech Republic on September 16.We will play in Bulgaria on November 30, and then we will welcome Finland on December 3, while the last matches will be played on February 21, in the Czech Republic, and February 24, when we will welcome Bulgaria.Nurkic confirmed that he will play for the national team in September on his Facebook page.On the list of the National basketball team of BiH for matches against the Czech Republic and Finland are: Nemanja Gordic, Amar Gegic, Adi Zahiragic, Darko Talic, Marko Rikalo, Edin Atic, Almir Hasandic, Ibrahim Durmo, Aleksandar Lazic, Nedzad Muratovic, Nedim Buza, Adin Vrabac, Milan Milosevic, Miralem Halilovic, Emir Sulejmanovic, Amar Alibegovic, Ajdin Penava, Andrija Stipanovic, Elmedin Kikanovic, Markus Loncar, Robert Rickic and Obrad Tomic.(Source: Klix.ba)
In the first game on Friday night Whitecourt opened the scoring just over six minutes into the opening period. Fort St. John responded with the tying goal a minute and a half later and would deposit two more goals before time expired to lead 3-1 after 20 minutes.In the second period the score remained at 3-1 through the majority of the frame, but the Flyers finished very strongly with four goals in the final 7:13 of the second. There was no scoring in the third period.Scoring for the Flyers was John Herrington, John Herrington, Tyler Musgrove, Brophy Dunne, Nathan Brownlee, Quinn Disher, and Kurtis Lee.- Advertisement -Goalie Jordan Fairlie made 12 saves in the victory.In game two on Saturday the Flyers picked up right where they left off. They took a commanding 4-0 lead in the first period before Whitecourt scored in the final minutes of the frame.There was no scoring in the second period, but the third saw the Flyers tack on two more goals to make the final 6-1.Advertisement Goal scorers for the Flyers were Quinn Disher, Kurtis Lee, John Herrington, John Herrington, Zachary Peters, and Tyler Musgrove.Samuel Begg made 21 saves for the win.