world premiere


: the first regular performance (as of a theatrical production) anywhere in the world

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Johnson family, along with others involved in the production, will be on hand for the April 20 screening — which also is the movie’s world premiere. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2023 In October, the company joined forces with Theater Works Hartford, in association with The Civilians, to co-produce the new play's world premiere, directed by Jared Mezzocchi and Elizabeth Williamson. Becca Martin-brown, Arkansas Online, 27 Feb. 2023 The show’s world premiere, a filmed production for the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, was streamed digitally in 2021, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Maya Phillips, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2023 Variety spoke with Hasse ahead of the film’s world premiere. Callum Mclennan, Variety, 18 Feb. 2023 The tango piece is a world premiere, putting a ballet spin on the Argentinian dance style. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 5 Feb. 2023 The play, presented by Anaheim’s Chance Theater at the Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center in a rolling world premiere with two other theaters (Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley and Oregon Contemporary Theatre in Eugene), is divided into three parts. Charles Mcnulty, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2023 In other corners of the Stranger Things universe, Stranger Things: The First Shadow, a stage play, is coming to London's West End for a world premiere later this year. Nick Romano,, 10 Apr. 2023 In addition to appearing on TV, the band is giving the album a world premiere on April 13, with events planned at 2,100 movie theaters. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 7 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of world premiere was in 1910

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“World premiere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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