In what I hope is turning into a trend of entertainment for commuters (although of a more intriguing kind than say TVs at the gas station), I hear that a group of students have created Bus Stop Opera. NPR talked to some of the students as they brought their traveling show to New York.
The students used interviews and conversations with actual commuters and set them to music. There are a range of characters including a couple falling in love, a creepy guy and an impatient traveler. Folks were confused, but, especially as the morning wore on folks were generally appreciative. Here's hoping they make a stop in DC.