Friday, June 17, 2016

shhhhhh… We slipped this update in last week on our LojoWerkz IG

A few weeks ago at the Broadway ASCAP offices we had a great private reading and critique of our musical "Roofless" with Stephen Schwartz & Michael Kerker, followed by a strategy meeting where we discussed the next step for "Roofless" and some other projects. We'll be playing everything pretty close to the vest this year but just to let you know… "Roofless" = still in production. "HotFoot" starring Lil Buck = still in production AND 2 new, very exciting musicals we've been quietly developing for years are now moving into pre-production… both adaptations, packed full of all the elements we love. That's about all we can say right now. … as we creep stealthily back into the LoJoLab. We may be quiet for a few months… but, DON'T SLEEP LoJoFam!!!! The Wheels of Creating-Fire-in-Obscurity continue to grind forth. StayTuned! (We didn't have any new artwork to drop but we found this storyboard frame from "Roofless" development oddly appropriate. hahaha.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016


WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY SINCE OUR RECENT TRIP TO BROADWAY for a critique of the latest draft of "Roofless" and career strategy session with our mentors Stephen Schwartz and Michael Kerker.   We hope to get updates and new info posted in the coming 2 weeks!   

Thanks for all the support, Roof Fam!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


"…tell all tha fam on Forty-Second Street that we will soon be there."

(In case you missed the news, here's a copy of our Feb17th social media post)

After some unexpected scheduling issues with our upcoming LA Table Reading of "Roofless" with Stephen Schwartz, it was suggested that we move the reading to Mr. Schwartz' next available window of opportunity: mid April, in New York City. Of course, we jumped at the chance, not only because it gives us a few more months to raise the necessary funds, but also because there are many in the Broadway community who have been waiting for "Roofless" to make another NYC appearance in its development process.

Our biggest regret not being able to work with our newly-cast, highly-skilled LA Roofheads, but DEFinitely anticipate keeping them in the "Roofless" loop for future development steps. (Some are considering joining us in NYC.) We're also fienin for the palm trees and Cali sun we left behind several years ago when we returned to set up our home base back here in Tulsa, AND we were really looking forward to sayin' wassup to our Street Dance fam who keep the Hollywood Industry lit. But trust, we'll get back to paradise soon! For now though on to that magical place "Broadway." 

For the show's 2nd official visit to the capitol city of Musical Theatre, we'll be at the table with one of the greatest minds of the craft (not to mention one of the most successful creators of the art!)  Biggest of S/Os to Mr. Schwartz for once again taking time out of his schedule to visit the Roof and drop some wisdom on us!



The dates of our NYC reading with Stephen Schwartz will be solidified in the next couple of weeks. (If you've been out of the loop, our LA reading was moved to NYC, mid April) The iPad has been raffled - congrats to winner Chris Cannida - but the fundraising campaign continues… as do the miniLeaks!
Here's a glimpse of a pivotal moment in the show. It is the eve of Marquee's 18th birthday and his father opens a dark door, giving him the chance to redeem his earlier failures and reclaim his criminal nature.
(S/O to Michael Fruga, for his powerful portrayal of Father on our demos. Marquee is voiced by co-composer Jerome Johnson.)

(demo creds: FATHER - Michael Fruga, MARQUEE - Jerome Johnson, co-composer. Artwork by TuTchT IMAGING features the uberdope model CyKeem White, who's been kind enough to lend us some inspiration in creating concept images of Marquee.)


A Lil More ROOFLESS Concept Art...
If you're familiar with the LoJoWerkz vibe of "old meets new" you probably know that "Roofless" dances along a fine line between musical comedy and gangsta drama. Here's a glimpse of the lighter side… a concept sketch of the final moments of the "Hell to the Yeah!!" production number. After a lil hardcore operatic belting, Dimples gets props from her fellow Roofheadz Nine, R'yonne, Loomin' and Hogeye.