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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The festival closed out Saturday night with the world premiere of Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, a biopic recounting the 2006 literary hoax. Jamie Lincoln, Vogue, "Inside the Most Star-Studded Premieres and Parties at the Toronto International Film Festival," 18 Sep. 2018 This had its world premiere on Friday at Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. New York Times, "Review: Pam Tanowitz’s ‘Four Quartets’ Hits Poetic Heights," 8 July 2018 Theresa was soloist for the world premiere of the concerto, which was performed by the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times, "Philharmonia Northwest presents old and new music created entirely by Seattle composers," 14 Nov. 2018 The film made its world premiere last fall at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and quickly gained a devoted fan base charmed by its wacky pop-culture-mashup hijinks. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse promises undead slaying for holidays," 5 Sep. 2018 The world premiere performance is at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Autorino Center on the campus of the University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Ugandan Flutist Premieres Storytelling Show 'Resilience' At HartBeat, USJ," 12 Mar. 2018 Following the world premiere of Efron’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the platinum-haired heartthrob made his way to the DirecTV Lodge with costar Lily Collins and various supporting cast members. David Graver, Vogue, "Weekend One at Sundance: All the Celebrities Who Celebrated the Festival’s Daring Roster," 29 Jan. 2019 Amazon Studios Pawel Pawlikowski’s continent-spanning romantic tragedy Cold War made its world premiere last May, in the early days of the Cannes film festival. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "“I wanted to make it a beautiful disaster”: Pawel Pawlikowski on his new film Cold War," 21 Dec. 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens in theaters on November 30. 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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