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Cliff Bleszinski Is Co-Producing the Broadway Musical ‘Hadestown’

Updated: “Gears of War” creator Cliff Bleszinski has a new gig. He’s co-producing the Broadway musical “Hadestown,” he announced on Twitter Wednesday.

“News! I’m officially co-producing this show. That’s my next gig! (Crazy, eh?!)” he said. “It’s on Spotify, give it a go. It’s fantastic!”

Bleszinski is joining the producing team as an investor, he clarified in a later tweet. He teased his new career choice on Saturday. “Cross your fingers for me. This could be a dream gig I’ve had since a kid,” he said at the time.

Hadestown,” which makes its Broadway debut in the spring, is a new musical from singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin. It follows two intertwining love stories out of Greek Mythology, Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone, according to its official website. But, it tells those ancient tales with an Americana twist. In his review, Variety’s Matt Trueman calls it a “big, bluesy blow-out that takes over the auditorium.”

“Infectious without trying too hard to be catchy, [Mitchell’s] songs heat up as the show heads down to hell: Carney and Noblezada’s heady, sentimental duets give way to the thrusting exuberance of Gray’s ‘Living it Up On Top’ and the incessant tug of rhythmic worksongs that ‘keep the rustbelt rolling.’ Her lyrics, in particular, are ear-catchingly good, all ‘rivers of oblivion’ and doubt that ‘leaves a trace of vinegar and turpentine.’ As ‘the whole damn nation’ goes to hell in a handcart, ‘Hadestown’ is sure to flame the fans.”

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Before “Hadestown,” Bleszinski was working with his game development studio, Boss Key Productions, on an online shooter called “Lawbreakers.” Both the game and the company shut down in September.

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