It ran on Broadway for more than two years, and had three major American tours. Now, for its U.K. debut, “The Color Purple” is trimmed to fit the plucky 180-seat Menier Chocolate Factory near London Bridge.
News Corp., the media company controlled by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, plans to move all its London businesses into offices built together with the Shard skyscraper on the south bank of the River Thames.
Roads in central London are carrying one-fifth fewer vehicles as Olympic-only “Games Lanes” push more people to use rail services. The morning rush was hindered by a fire alert on a subway line to the Olympic Park and high-speed “Javelin” shuttle trains suffered disruption in the afternoon.
The developer of the Shard , an 80- story tower being built near London’s Thames river, bought out its only office tenant on the prospect that rents will almost double from the agreed rate when the building is finished.