Origin of first night
Examples from the Web for first night
She saw Jarvis before the curtain making a first-night's speech.Bambi|Marjorie Benton Cooke
It was on a muggy December evening that he accompanied Lady Marchsea and her eminent husband to a first-night performance.Here and Hereafter|Barry Pain
They may be put into two main groups—the first-night deadheads and the other-nights deadheads—and there are subdivisions.Our Stage and Its Critics|"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
But whether, after the first-night criticisms, the piece will do, is a question that must be left to the future for solution.
How did the first-night audience of public, and critics, receive the new play?Oscar Wilde|Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
British Dictionary definitions for first night
- the first public performance of a play or other production
- (as modifier)first-night nerves