I had a pleasant surprise this morning. Kate and I use the "Google Alerts" service of having emails sent to us with links when there are new items online about various topics.
Two subjects we receive alerts about are "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and my musical, "Dorian-The Remarkable Mister Gray."
This morning we received the link to an updated page about "Dorian." From the main page article about "The Picture of Dorian Gray," there's a link to "Adaptations of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.'" On that page is a more thorough list of stage and film versions, and the new entry is about my show.
I have no idea who wrote the article, but whoever did knows my show very well, based on the quotation of lyrics. A bit unfortunately, the writer editorializes and says "A thrilling new musical adaptation of this classic novel..." rather than the more journalistic "a new musical adaptation."
However my main concern is that Wiki states, as always, that articles should have citations, preferably embedded in the text, otherwise entries may be deleted.
I'm very happy to have this longer Wiki entry about the show - previously it was at least listed under adaptations, and the Russian production was mentioned. But now there's this substantially more detailed article.
I immediately went about grabbing 4 linking citations which could be added to this Wiki, in the hopes that it can make this article more likely to stay online.
BUT I'VE NEVER EDITED THE WIKIPEDIA BEFORE - and looking at the editing page, the info on how Wiki works etc---I've found it too daunting.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME? If you have experience editing Wiki, I'd really appreciate hearing from you.
You may use the email address listed under my name in this post. That works much better for me than PMs.