Lobby Bar – March 1: Brexiters Running Wild, Dead Airlines Society, and ‘I’ll Take Train Parties for $100, Alex!’

By Anna Breuer on 1 March 2019
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Code violation. Jonathan Spira reviews the new off Broadway National Yiddish Theatre production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Stage 42 The show ran into a problem prior to its opening night in New York City, however, when the Building Department refused to issue a permit for the fiddler to actually be on the roof. It relented, however, when it Building Department headquarters was encircled by a group of villagers from the town of Anatevke who kept singing “Tradition!”

Cheaters beware. Come take our Avenue Q Trivia Quiz and you could win tickets to the show. Just remember that if you are caught cheating during the exam, you will not only be ineligible to win any prizes but we’ll also come to your house and take some cool things that we can give out as prizes for the next quiz.

Delay! Delay! Delay! It looks like the Brits are starting to come to the (logical) conclusion that Brexit might not be a good idea at all. Other than the predicted famines, medication shortages, and possible recession, we’re not quite sure what made them think of this.

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. JetBlue is introducing shuttle service in the Northeast to compete with the Delta Shuttle, which traces its routes back to the Pan Am Shuttle (née New York Air), and the American Shuttle, which started in 1961 as the Eastern Air Lines Shuttleand which introduced the idea of an hourly shuttle on the routes.  To compete, JetBlue introduced the story of a make-believe airline that failed in the 1990s whose shuttle service it is taking over now, World Global.

Train travel versus plane travel. The Amtrak Coast Starlight train was stuck between stations for over 36 hours and passengers weren’t at all upset.  Indeed,  they thought that they were participating in a Murder on the Orient Express adventure.

New and improved. Jesse Sokolow travels back to great travel moments in Marches throughout history, although he was only scheduled to take the Amtrak Coast Starlight originally. Jesse has gone on so many eventful trips now that we’ll be launching a new column next month called Great Moments in Time Traveling History, which will exclusively feature Jesse’s personal account of history, diary-style. Learn what Jesse observed while Rome burned and Nero fiddled on the roof, in Aramaic no less.

Jeremy Del Nero contributed to this Lobby Bar.

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