world premiere

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Definition of world premiere 

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

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Days after its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Focus Features' documentary Pope Francis — A Man of His Word debuted in 346 cinemas in select markets across the U.S., grossing $480,000 for a per screen average of $1,369. Pamela Mcclintock, Billboard, "Weekend Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' Topples 'Infinity War' With $125M U.S. Bow, $301M Globally," 20 May 2018 The Opel Grandland X made its world premiere at the 2017 IAA (International Motor Show) in Frankfurt. Lindsay Peyton, Houston Chronicle, "A Rosenberg man and his off-road rock crawler rescue flooded families," 18 May 2018 One of 2017’s most intriguing shows was the world premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis‘ Dogs of Rwanda at InterAct Theatre in June. John Timpane, Philly.com, "'Dogs of Rwanda' with Philly actor Dan Hodge set to open off-Broadway," 26 Feb. 2018 The cast came out for the world premiere at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "John Krasinski Talks Playing a "Superhero" in 'Jack Ryan'," 17 June 2018 The actress, 44, stepped out at the world premiere of her upcoming movie Skyscraper in the city with her costar Dwayne Johnson and Feild. Ale Russian, PEOPLE.com, "Neve Campbell Stuns on Date Night with Boyfriend After Announcing They Adopted a Son," 11 July 2018 Waafrika 123 Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko’s world premiere with TheatreFirst explores the expansiveness of gender, the complexity of sexuality, the pervasiveness of colonialism and the impact of traditional rituals in a fictional rural Kenyan village. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of May 27," 24 May 2018 Back in their seats after the first act, guests were treated to more from Robbins’s repertoire and a world premiere from resident choreographer, wunderkind Justin Peck. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Ballet Enthusiasts of All Ages Attend the NYCB’s Spring Gala," 4 May 2018 The play earned a rolling world premiere at four theaters, with ATC becoming the fourth this week. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "His play about gender got a new ending – during the HB2 debate. Now it premieres at Actor’s Theatre. | Charlotte Observer," 25 Apr. 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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