Audra McDonald and Will Swenson have tied the knot, cementing a relationship between two of Broadway’s best looking and talented stars.
According to a publicist for the bride, the couple married Saturday at their home in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. The bride’s wedding dress was designed by Esosa.
McDonald is mother to daughter, Zoe Madeline, 11, and Swenson is father to two sons, Bridger, 11, and Sawyer, 8. The couple looks forward to their life together as husband, wife and “wee posse of three,” according to a statement. McDonald recently won a record-tying fifth Tony Award in a revival of “Porgy and Bess” and Swenson was Tick in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.”
A vandal scrawled graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London’s Tate Modern on Sunday.
The mural, one of Rothko’s Seagram series, was defaced when a visitor to the Tate applied “a small area of black paint with a brush to the painting,” the gallery said.
A photo on Twitter showed words, including the name Vladimir, scrawled in the corner of the painting. The gallery was briefly closed Sunday after the incident.
Tate Modern said police were investigating. The graffiti on the painting also appears to read “a potential piece of yellowism.” According to an online manifesto, Yellowism is an artistic movement run by two people named Vladimir Umanets and Marcin Lodyga.
In 2000, two Chinese performance artists attempted to urinate on Marcel Duchamp’s urinal sculpture “Fountain.”
In a week when Big Bird was in the news, it seemed fitting to find him perched at the parody news report on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
But joining Seth Meyers at the “Weekend Update” anchor desk, the popular “Sesame Street” character declined to comment on Mitt Romney’s vow to cut federal funding for PBS. Explaining why, Big Bird said he didn’t want to “ruffle any feathers.” He told Meyers how he had learned of being mentioned on Wednesday’s presidential debate. He said he’d gotten “a million tweets.”
He said he was feeling very famous, standing tall above every other 8-foot talking bird.