- Same Time, Next Year
"Same Time, Next Year" is an award-winning play from 1975, written by
Bernard Slade, that was adapted into a Hollywood film in 1978. It was also the basis for a 1994 Hong Kong film, "I Will Wait for You" (年年有今日), directed by Clifton Ko.
name = Same Time, Next Year
characters = Doris, George
setting = A guest cottage of a country inn in
Northern California. A day in February in 1951, 1956, 1961, 1965, 1970 and 1975.
March 14, 1975
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
orig_lang = English
ibdb_id = 7730
"Same Time, Next Year" is a play by
Bernard Sladewhich tells the story of a man and a woman (George and Doris), married to others, who develop a relationship in which they meet each year at a country inn and spend a weekend together. The relationship evolves into emotional intimacy over the course of 24 years, and they become much more than clandestine lovers. Though they only meet once a year, they become important parts of one another's lives.
The show premiered on Broadway at the
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it played from March 14, 1975to May 16, 1978; it then moved to Ambassador Theatre before finally closing on September 3, 1978. Opening night featured Ellen Burstynas Doris and Charles Grodinas George.
It had a London production at the
Prince of Wales Theatrein 1976.
The Broadway production won two
Drama Desk Awards and a Tony Award.
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title=Tony Award for Best Actress
Colleen Dewhurstin " A Moon for the Misbegotten"
Irene Worthin " Sweet Bird of Youth"succession box
title=Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New American Play
"Same Time, Next Year"
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
Rosemary Harrisin "The Royal Family"
name = Same Time, Next Year
Bernard Slade, based on his play
Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda
country = USA
language = English
imdb_id = 0078199In
1978"Same Time, Next Year" was made into a film starring Ellen Burstynand Alan Alda. The movie was adapted by Bernard Sladefrom his play, and was directed by Robert Mulligan. It was nominated for Academy Awardsfor Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ellen Burstyn), Best Cinematography, Best Music, Song ( Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergmanand Marilyn Bergmanfor "The Last Time I Felt Like This") and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Exteriors for the film were shot at the Heritage House Inn, a Bed and Breakfast in
Little River, California, south of Mendocino. The shell of the cottage was built on a temporary foundation overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Its interior was only skeletal as all interior photography was done on sound stages in Hollywood. After the film was completed, as a thank you to Heritage House, the studio paid for the cottage shell to be relocated to a new permanent foundation, and the interior was finished and outfitted with the studio sets. The "Same Time, Next Year" cottage became so popular as a vacation rental, that subsequently, a wall was built to divide the cottage into two private suites named "Same Time" and "Next Year". The cottage remains popular as a romantic get-a-way and requires advance reservations. Paul McCartneycontributed a title song to the film, though it was ultimately not used, and was released by McCartney as a b-side in the late 1980s.
The play was also adapted by Hong Kong filmmaker
Clifton Kofor the 1994 movie "I Will Wait for You" (年年有今日, Nian nian you jin ri), starring Tony Leung Ka-Faiand Anita Yuen.
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