It was not that long ago that former Gears of War developer Cliff Bleszinski said he was retiring from the gaming industry following the closure of his studio Boss Key games. Now we officially know where he’s taking his talents to: Broadway.
I’m officially co-producing this show.
That’s my next gig!
It’s on Spotify, give it a go. It’s fantastic! https://t.co/Ew7Tr1QsHA
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) December 26, 2018
Hadestown is the first production that Bleszinski is co-producing, currently scheduled to release in April. The show’s official site describes it as follows: “Hadestown follows two intertwining love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.”
Bleszinski retired from gaming when Boss Key Production’s first game, Lawbreakers, sunset after a tepid audience response and first year. The studio released a second game titled Radical Heights, a battle royale title with thematic twists, but had to end production when the early access release failed to gain any traction.
Hopefully Bleszinski will find more satisfaction on Broadway.