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
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Quest Diagnostics, a major blood testing company, warned that almost 12 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached due to a collections vendor issue.In a securities regulator filing, Secaucus, N.J.-based Quest said it received notification that from Aug. 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019, someone had unauthorized access to the systems of third-part vendor American Medical Collection System. “(The) information on AMCA’s affected system included financial information (e.g., credit card numbers and bank account information), medical information and other personal information (e.g., Social Security numbers),” Quest said in the filing.According to published reports, the medical testing company said it learned the affected AMCA system stored information on about 11.9 million of Quest Diagnostics’ patients but had yet to received detailed or complete information from AMCA about the breach. This is the second breach affecting Quest customers in three years. In 2016, the company said 34,000 patients had data stolen by hackers. VALENCIA CA/USA – DECEMBER 26 2015: Quest Diagnostics exterior and logo. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is a corporation that provides clinical laboratory services.
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will make his first appearance since May when the injury-plagued French international starts Thursday’s Europa League tie against Qarabag.Koscielny ruptured his Achilles in Arsenal’s Europa League defeat against Atletico Madrid last season.The 33-year-old missed France’s World Cup-winning campaign due to the injury.He finally returned for Arsenal’s reserves in a Checkatrade Trophy clash with Portsmouth last week and Emery confirmed on Wednesday that Koscielny will start against Qarabag.The Gunners have a defensive crisis ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton with Rob Holding injured, Shkodran Mustafi struggling with a hamstring problem and Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended.That could mean Koscielny will be asked to play twice in four days if he proves his fitness.“Because we are going to play a lot of matches, in the next 10 days we play four matches – each of them very important…it is in our planning to start with Laurent Koscielny,” Emery told reporters. “We are going to decide after tomorrow’s match, as it’s the first match with us that Laurent Koscielny will play. We are going to look also if he can play 90 minutes or less minutes in this game.“We are going to decide but the first is to think about the match tomorrow because we need to receive information on how he can feel.”Mesut Ozil could also feature against Qarabag having lost his place in Emery’s Premier League side.Germany midfielder Ozil has missed the last five games in all competitions with a combination of a back injury and Emery preferring other options in his starting line-up.Emery was forced to deny reports of a training ground row with Ozil earlier this season after claims he had told the former Real Madrid star to work harder.“Tomorrow he is in the group, there are 18 players in the squad for this match and I am going to decide if he plays tomorrow from the beginning or during the match in the 90 minutes,” Emery said of Ozil.Share on: WhatsApp