* DevelopmentHell: The producers of the live musicals Creator/{{NBC}} started airing during TheNewTens announced ''The Music Man'' as a possible choice for 2015's musical, until they decided to adapt ''Theatre/TheWiz'' instead. However, after ''The Wiz'' aired, the producers did admit the possibility of NBC broadcasting ''The Music Man'' in a different year.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** Semi-averted. The studio wanted a new star for the film but Willson refused. Astounding when you consider Preston had already won a Tony for the role. However, the studio did manage to get their way with Buddy Hackett and Shirley Jones.
** Played straight in the fact that Meredith Willson wanted the movie to be shot on location (Mason City, IA), particularly at the library. Due to budget reasons, the film was instead shot in Hollywood and as a consolation, the world premiere was held in Mason City.
* TropeNamers: WithACapitalT
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