Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC was an editathon, Wikipedian meet-up and lecture that was held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.
- Address: 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (64th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam avenues). Directions: Go towards the back of the plaza, around to the right of the Met opera house and just left of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
- Phone: (917) 275-6975
- Time: Noon - 6 p.m.
Wikipedia! The Musical! at the NYPL website.
- Peter.C • talk • contribs 20:07, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
- Pharos (talk) 22:58, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
- Jim.henderson (talk) 15:22, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
- DGG ( talk ) 00:07, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
- Nbauman (talk) 17:28, 16 October 2011 (UTC) I will also post a notice on the Manhattan Plaza bulletin boards
- Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 16:07, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
- Noroi (talk) 15:37, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
- Mozucat (talk) 15:12, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
- Wlmg (talk) 16:06, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
- Going to be in Florida watching a baby get christened. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 14:46, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
- Unlikely - I have commitments in Albany, New York that weekend. Bearian (talk) 16:57, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
- Much as I'd like to make it, I have to spend the day preparing for the trauma section of my EMT course. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 21:34, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
- I'd love to attend. But I have some other commitments that day. Daniel Case (talk) 05:28, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
- I have tickets for the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. — Robert Greer (talk) 11:22, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
- Still trapped in Florida. ----DanTD (talk) 12:33, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
- Philadelphia election on November 8 has all my attention right now, but maybe I can contribute to the editing effort without leaving home. Early musical comedy is my favorite, hard to beat Berlin, Hammerstein, etc. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:01, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
- Unable to attend in person, but will try to work remotely. DutchTreat (talk) 10:34, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
- Have to go to a wedding I'd rather stay away from. Bah. But if not, I'd be at work instead so I cannot complain. ⊂| Mr.choppers |⊃ (talk) 08:08, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- I just saw it today! When there's a soft redirect on a talk page, that would be good to follow it before posting a message! Antaya (talk) 09:36, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- Can't make it - but all the very best to those that do...Modernist (talk) 21:36, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Potential participants might want to investigate WikiProject Musical Theatre, in particular Articles Needing Creation as well as the section labeled "Things To Do." Please bring a laptop if you have one.
Despite the focus on musical theatre, anyone interested in the performing arts and allied fields can come and participate. That includes ballet, dance, all kinds of music, all kinds of theatre, film, television and radio. It can also include topics such as:
- Scenic design
- Tony awards and other theatre awards
- Many New York City-related topics (e.g. venues)
- Biography of persons involved in the performing arts
- Racism and allied topics (blackface, Minstrel shows etc.)
- Magic (illusion)
Wikipedians might also want to create/amplify articles that are in need of development on the topics of
- Women in theatre
- Other underrepresented groups
- Organizations (e.g. The Shubert Organization, Nederlander Organization, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Jujamcyn Theaters, etc. as well as unions such as IATSE, American Guild of Musical Artists, etc.)
- Genres of musicals:
- Off-Broadway musicals (the main article is pretty underdeveloped, and could be a good "grand collaboration"))
- College/University Musicals (e.g. such as those put on by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig show, etc.)
- Shows that never opened on Broadway
- Older shows (pre-Oklahoma!)
- Campaign songs in American political history (eg Tippecanoe and Tyler too)
- War songs (the Music Division has a special collection of sheet music related to wars)
See talk page of this article for clickable list of the WP:MUSICALS article assessment table. Most of the Musicals articles are Stubs or Start-class. They need more references and research - Let's try to bring some up to at least C-class.
Re: referencing: "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it's difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine." -- Abraham Lincoln
- 12 noon-1 PM: Users will gather in the Film Study Room on the 3rd floor, get acquainted, get settled, etc.
- 1 PM: Pharos, DGG and Ssilvers will talk for about 45 minutes on Wikipedia, How to develop an article, particularly a musical theatre article, and general goals of the day.
- 1:45 PM: kosboot and 2 other library staff members will highlight particular collections or groups of materials that users might want to work on or use. We'll have a brief tour of the reference collection. Boxes from a few archival collections (such as those of Hal Prince and Katherine Hepburn) will be immediately available.
- 2:15 PM (or whenever library staff is finished): Attendees start working on their own or in groups. More experienced Wikipedians will be available to coach those less experienced.
Pharos, DGG & Ssilvers will repeat their talk at 3 or 4 PM, or take questions, depending on demand. Library staff will be available throughout the day for consultations and advice.
All users should have a New York Public Library card. If you don't already have one, you can sign up here: Apply for a Library Card (choose the option "I Want to Pick Up My Card in Person").
Bring a digital camera
All photocopying requests must be vetted. Particularly if you're using clippings or old materials, library staff will need to do the photocopying. You are much better off bringing a digital camera and adhering to library policy on camera use (no flash and no tripods). You can photograph numerous pages and clippings using your own camera. Additionally, Wikipedians will be fortunate in being able to take advantage of the library's upcoming new policy on photographing documents and images. Additionally, taking photographs of activities is a nice way to document the day. -- kosboot (talk) 21:22, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Add articles you're working on today here:
- Working on Jeffrey Boam at the moment, using clippings file from NYPL. AstroCog (talk) 17:07, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- Lincoln and Liberty and Adams and Liberty being written, looking for a volunteer to sing them! (User:CaptAdv11 helped too)--Pharos (talk) 17:35, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- Working on The Maid of Arran, The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, L. Frank Baum, The Woggle-Bug (musical), The Wizard of Oz (1902 musical), Julian P. Mitchell (new article), Frank M. Stammers (new article), The Survival of St. Joan --Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 17:41, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- Also working on my favorite article, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. AstroCog (talk) 18:03, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- The Girl of the Golden West (play) and Garden Theatre (New York), 910n27 (talk) 19:00, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- You Never Know (musical) - added Critical Response section and a few other details
- Working on Justus D. Barnes, the silent film actor. AstroCog (talk) 19:05, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- Also working on Legend (TV series), an article in great need of some TLC (not to mention actual references!) AstroCog (talk) 20:21, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- Working on The Producers (musical), adding small details like number of previews.
- Working on expansion in the Chinese page of The Flying Dutchman (opera) --Noroi (talk) 21:48, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
- The Boy (musical) - added plot synopsis and some other info and refs using info from the library collection. -- Ssilvers (talk) 04:11, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
- User:Annveal assisted me with The Boy and did some work on The Black Crook and Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical. -- Ssilvers (talk) 04:12, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
- Marigold17 worked on: Cape Cod Melody Tent, The Acting Company, Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, and Robert Sour. (-- kosboot (talk) 15:34, 23 October 2011 (UTC))
- The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel -- 188.8.131.52
- Peter Stone -- 184.108.40.206
- Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology -- 220.127.116.11
- User:Cathyhyatt worked on Paradise Found (2010 musical) and Susan Stroman
- User:MalikaZ worked in sandbox on Ma, Ma, Where's My Pa?
- User:FirstObserver worked on On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
- Girl Crazy (pre-writing research)
- Who was the guy who took pictures of the Company, Follies and Pacific Overtures maquettes?
- I think he might have been prepping to edit the articles at home. Ssilvers, were you sitting by him I think?--Pharos (talk) 23:40, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Contributions to other projects
- - Translating descriptions of Commons files related to Gian Carlo Menotti, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, and others. Frenezulo (talk) 20:13, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Press and Blogs
- Filichia, Peter. "Wikipedia--The Musical!" Theatremania, October 23, 2011.
- James, Erin. "Wikipedia gets Music Theatre makeover" AussieTheatre.com, October 22, 2011.
- Petrusich, Amanda. "Wikipedia’s Deep Dive Into a Library Collection." New York Times, October 21, 2011, p. C32.
- SinhaRoy, Sanhita. Libraries Tap into Crowd Power, American Libraries, Nov. 1, 2011.