“The NBA Lockout is about to rock out. Six Hours Short Productions presentsThe Lockout: A Musical, a world premiere comedy coming to American Theater Company in Chicago beginning August 17, opening August 23 and running through September 15. Loosely based on the 2011 NBA Lockout, The Lockout: A Musical follows the budding bromance of an owner and player who find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter labor dispute. Written by Six Hours Short co-founders Ben Fort and Jason Gallagher, The Lockout: A Musical has attracted the attention of real-life NBA writers and executives.”
The Lockout: A Musical, follows Phil Goodman, owner of the fictional Wichita Water, whose search for a franchise superstar ends in Macon Jones, a zero-time all-star who doesn’t play defense. Their budding bromance is tested when they find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter labor dispute. Separated from his new best friend, Phil must fight his Moneyball general manager, Commissioner David Stern, and his own insecurities to save the season and hang out with his buddy Macon.