world premiere


Definition of world premiere 

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

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The sightings are everywhere on Twitter, with some more accurate than others: Spotted during the Suspiria world premiere in Venice Film Festival. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, September 7 Edition," 7 Sep. 2018 Suspiria's world premiere will take place at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on September 1. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dakota Johnson Is In Serious Trouble In The First Full Suspiria Trailer," 23 Aug. 2018 The season will also feature five world premiere productions, as well as a lecture series, readings of new plays in development and other events during what looks to be a thought-provoking three weeks. Steven Mcelroy, New York Times, "15 Summer Theater Festivals, From Stratford to Williamstown," 17 May 2018 But Aurora Theatre Company’s world premiere commission, seen Friday, April 20, achieves still more. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Aurora’s ‘Eureka Day’ goes from ‘so Berkeley’ to universal," 22 Apr. 2018 The classical ballet troupe will dance two public performances of a world premiere work by Philadelphia native and resident choreographer Robert Garland. Bethany Ao,, "Annenberg and NextMove are now contemporary-dance partners," 16 Apr. 2018 This world premiere film from the United Arab Emirates features a quartet of grumpy old men looking for liberation from their retirement home. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'On Borrowed Time': Film Review | Palm Springs 2018," 16 Jan. 2018 All of the attendees were treated to three world premieres: choreographer Matthew Neenan’s The Exchange, Gianna Reisen’s (a 19-year-old choreographer wunderkind) Judah, and Kyle Abraham’s The Runaway. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The New York City Ballet Hosts a Fall Gala to Remember With Costumes by Gareth Pugh, Alberta Ferretti, and Giles Deacon," 28 Sep. 2018 At Beale Street’s world premiere in Toronto, Jenkins was introduced as a filmmaker whose movies are not just about love, but are themselves love letters to the audience. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film," 18 Sep. 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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