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1. the first public performance of a film, play, opera, etc.
2. the leading lady in a theatre company



the first public showing of a new or revived theatre production, a variety or circus show, a motion picture, or a film made for television. A new work in a repertoire is also often called a premiere.

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Later, MARAH DANCE THEATRE, a finely-tuned dramatic ensemble, will premiere From Me Comes the Time, a full-evening excursion into the passage, captivity, and continuum of time, with a funeral and a wedding as the settings (December dates TBA; Wilma Theater; 215/546-7824).
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2 million Cleopatra, with its epic ambiance, makes its * Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre premiere October 26-29 at the Benedum Center.
Check out all the September premiere dates below (and remember all times are EDT, so adjust accordingly):
Ma will perform live for the world premiere of Morris's The Argument, set to music for cello and piano by Robert Schumann, and the Boston premiere of Falling Down Stairs, set to Bach's Suite No.