even if she can't handle the dancing that was devised for Gwen Verdon. "The Music Man" is one of my favorite shows, but I was excited to see Dick van Dyke, who sounded great in theory, but in actual performance disappointed greatly. Of course, Robert Preston's performance was such a smash and such a great surprise since he was known mainly as a movie character actor playing heavies usually in westerns. Who knew before the show's premiere that he had the musical chops? Unlike the Met Opera, which really does tend to do the same 30-40 operas all the time -- which is the standard repertoire -- I think Broadway, if financially viable, should do shows which aren't the most famous, but which offer great roles, great stories and scores which deserve to be discovered by new generations, in addition to the masterpieces, of which "The Music Man" certainly is. But for instance, Lady Gaga as a musical Anna Christie in "New Girl in Town" could be exciting.