TULSA, Okla. – “Nanyehi – The Story of Nancy Ward” makes its Tulsa return on Oct. 13-14 at Hard Rock Live inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Tickets are $15 and on sale now. There is a $5 discount for Cherokee Nation citizens and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Hard Rock Live Box Office at 918-384-ROCK or online in the Entertainment section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com

This original Cherokee musical shares the story of Ward, a legendary woman who was first honored in the 18th century as a Cherokee war woman but then as a peacemaker during the American Revolution.

Cherokee Nation citizen Cheyenne Gagner, of Owasso, makes her debut in the title role, Nanyehi, alongside special guest star, Cherokee Nation citizen Winnie Guess Perdue, as elder Nanyehi.

Also included in the cast is Alaska Holloway, of the country duo Alaska and Madi, featured on season 6 of the NBC show “The Voice.” Holloway is taking on the role of Nanyehi’s mother, Tenia, and will open the musical with a striking ballad.

The­ 2023 performance will mark the 12th production of “Nanyehi.” It has been presented seven times in Oklahoma, twice in Tennessee, and single productions in Georgia and Texas. The musical is written by Nashville-based, award-winning songwriter and recording artist Becky Hobbs and freelance director and co-playwright Nick Sweet.

Hobbs is a Cherokee Nation citizen and Bartlesville native who is a direct descendant of Nancy Ward. As a recording/performing artist, she has performed in more than 40 countries and has had over 20 chart records. Her songs have been recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty, Demi Lovato, Emmylou Harris, Helen Reddy, George Jones, Glen Campbell, John Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Loretta Lynn, Sara Evans, Shirley Bassey and Wanda Jackson.

Hobbs was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in October 2015, and the “Nanyehi” short film was inducted into the Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame in April 2019.

“Nanyehi” is presented by Cherokee Nation Businesses and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

For more information about the musical, visit www.nanyehi.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is the flagship property of Cherokee Nation Entertainment. From signature restaurants and gaming to award-winning live entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers the best amenities in Oklahoma. Information on upcoming shows at Hard Rock Live, Track 5., Riff’s and Amp Bar is available online at www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Hard Rock Live box office is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.