Matthew López Wins Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical for “Some Like it Hot”

Matthew López is on a hot streak…

The 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards have been announced, with the 46-year-old Puerto Rican playwright and screenwriter taking home an award.

Matthew LopezLopez and Amber Ruffin took home the award for Outstanding Book of a Musical for Some Like it Hot, a musical based on the classic 1959 Billy Wilder film Some Like It Hot.

The show — for which Mariah Carey is one of the producers — won eight awards, including outstanding musical and outstanding lyrics for Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.

Meanwhile, Kevin Del Aguila took home one of the two awards for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for Some Like it Hot.

The 2023 Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York on Tuesday, June 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. ET.

The Drama Desk Awards will be presented five days before the Tony Awards are broadcast on CBS. The Drama Desk Awards differ from the Tonys in several respects.

All four performance categories are “gender-free” – their term for “gender-neutral.” Each of these categories had twice as many nominees as the former gendered categories; each have two winners.

The Drama Desk Awards are the only major New York City theater awards for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same categories.

The Drama Desk Awards are bestowed by critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater.

Shows with 21 or more unique live performances were eligible.

The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting awards in 1955.

Here are all the winners:

Outstanding musical: Some Like it Hot
Outstanding revival of a musical: Parade
Outstanding lead performance in a musical: Annaleigh Ashford, Sweeney Todd & J. Harrison Ghee, Some Like it Hot
Outstanding featured performance in a musical: Kevin Del Aguila, Some Like it Hot & Alex Newell, Shucked
Outstanding direction of a musical: Thomas Kail, Sweeney Todd
Outstanding choreography: Casey Nicholaw, Some Like it Hot
Outstanding music: Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, Shucked
Outstanding lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, Some Like it Hot
Outstanding book of a musical: Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, Some Like it Hot
Outstanding orchestrations: Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter, Some Like it Hot
Outstanding scenic design of a musical: Beowulf Boritt, New York, New York
Outstanding costume design of a musical: Gregg Barnes, Some Like it Hot
Outstanding lighting design of a musical: Natasha Katz, Sweeney Todd
Outstanding sound design of a musical: Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann, Into the Woods
Outstanding music in a play: Suzan-Lori Parks, Plays for the Plague Year, The Public

Peso Pluma Teams Up with Bizarrap for Highly Anticipated Single “BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 55”

Peso Pluma is officially in session

Bizarrap has released his 55th music session project, featuring the 23-year-old Mexican singer and Regional Mexican star.

Peso Pluma & BizarrapAs expected, the collaboration between Peso Pluma and the Argentine DJ and producer is epic.

BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 55” with Peso Pluma dropped on Wednesday, May 31 to much anticipation as to what Peso would rap or sing about in his session with Bizarrap.

Peso Pluma chose heartbreak for his topic, singing about getting over an ex. He sings over his signature corridos sound powered by requintos and trombones. It’s the first time Bizarrap has recorded Regional Mexican music, but toward the end you hear more of Bizarrap’s urban-house influence.

On Tuesday, Bizarrap took to social media to confirm that his music session guest would be chart-topping artist Peso Pluma. In a two-minute animated video, Biza is featured as a rat in his studio wearing his signature dark glasses and baseball cap.

In the clip, Bizarrap appears to be building a guitar out of a walnut shell. But he’s missing a few things to build a trombone, so he steps out from his studio into a home only to get chased around by a broom. He ends up getting saved by a Mexican rat with cowboy boots and a haircut that belongs to none other than Peso Pluma.

The “Por Las Noches” singer — who currently has 12 songs on the Billboard Global 200 (including two top 10 hits) — joins an elite list of artists who have collaborated with the Argentine producer, including Shakira, Arcángel, Nicky Jam, Nicki Nicole and Residente, to name a few.

His Shakira music session — released in January — became an anthem for women around the world. In it, the Colombian star doesn’t hold back and is as blunt as ever about her ex, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué. Their “BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 53” peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dis track also broke a handful of Guinness World Records and now holds the title for most streamed Latin track on Spotify in 24 hours (14.4 million streams) and most viewed Latin track on YouTube in 24 hours (63 million views), to name a few.

Cardi B to Appear on Remix of Latto’s Viral Hit “Put It on Da Floor”

Cardi B is ready to put in on da floor

Latto’s “Put It on Da Floor” has been taking social media by storm, and this Friday, she’ll treat fans to a new version of her latest viral hit with an assist from the 30-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar.

Cardi BLatto took to Twitter to reveal that Cardi B will appear on the official “Put It on Da Floor” remix.

First previewed during Latto’s performance at Coachella last month, “Put It on Da Floor” has since grown into a social media phenomenon, with fans literally ripping themselves out of plastic bags to emulate the track’s fiery opening lines.

“I put it on the floor, and, now, I’m ’bout to put it on the floor again. Remix this Friday!” Latto said in a video posted to Twitter. The “Muwop” rapper then goes on to recite the song’s opening lines before ripping a black plastic bag to reveal none other than Cardi B.

The new version of “Put It on Da Floor” is the first official collaboration between Latto and Cardi B, and the song also serves as Cardi’s first musical release of 2023.

Last year, the Bronx rapper appeared on a slew of singles, including “Hot Shit” (with Kanye West & Lil Durk), a remix of Rosalía’s “Despechá,” and the Billboard Hot 100 No. 9-peaking “Tomorrow 2” (with GloRilla).

Juan Pablo Varillas Pulls Off Miraculous Comeback to Reach French Open Third Round

Juan Pablo Varillas is Roland (Garros) along…

The 27-year-old Peruvian professional tennis player pulled off a miraculous comeback at the French Open to beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, the No 19 seed, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.

With the victory, Varillas has moved on to the third round at Roland Garros, his best performance ever at a Grand Slam tournament.

Varillas, ranked No 94, will next face Hubert Hurkacz, the No 13 seed.

In the first round, Varillas defeated Chinese qualifier Juncheng Shang (4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1).

He previously lost in the first round at this year’s Australian Open in his maiden appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.

Prime Video Releases Official Trailer for Fourth & Final Season of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” Featuring Michael Peña

Michael Peña is primed for his Jack Ryan debut….

Prime Video has released the official trailer for the fourth and final season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryanwhich sends John Krasinski’s title character on his most dangerous mission yet, while offer a first glimpse of the 47-year-old Mexican American actor’s character.

Michael PeñaPeña portrays Domingo Chavez in Season 4, which consists of six episodes, its shortest season yet.

Per the final season logline, as the new CIA Acting Deputy Director, Jack Ryan (Krasinski) is tasked with unearthing internal corruption, and in doing so, uncovers a series of suspicious black ops that could expose the vulnerability of the country. As Jack and the team investigate how deep the corruption runs, he discovers a far-worse reality—the convergence of a drug cartel with a terrorist organization—ultimately revealing a conspiracy much closer to home and testing our hero’s belief in the system he has always fought to protect.

Wendell Pierce also stars as James Greer, Michael Kelly as Mike November, and Betty Gabriel as CIA Acting Director Elizabeth Wright, with Abbie Cornish returning as Cathy Mueller.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is co-produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television Studios, and Skydance Television.

The fourth and final season launches on June 30 on Prime Video, with two episodes premiering each Friday, leading up to the series finale on July 14.

Enrique Iglesias Uniting with Ricky Martin & Pitbull for North America Trilogy Tour

Enrique Iglesias is joining forces with two global superstars for a legendary trek…

The 48-year-old Spanish singer and songwriter is set to go on tour with Ricky Martin and Pitbull.

Enrique IglesiasThe three hitmakers announced dates for their North America Trilogy Tour, which is set to kick off on October 14 in Washington, D.C.

The 19-date arena trek — produced by Live Nation — will make stops in major cities such as New York, Miami, Houston and Las Vegas before wrapping up on December 16 in Vancouver, B.C.

“It’s a true honor to tour with Enrique and Ricky, 2 music icons who broke global music barriers for our culture and open doors for someone like myself,” Pitbull (born Armando Christian Perez) said in a statement. “We’re excited to take The Trilogy tour around the world and give our fans the time of their Trilogy lives, Dale!”

“I am incredibly excited to be going on tour with my friends Pitbull and Ricky,” added Iglesias. “The Trilogy Tour will be an amazing experience for ALL of our fans. It’s going to be a once in a lifetime tour.”

Ricky Martin echoed his tour mates’ excitement: “Going back on the road with not only Enrique, but now with Pitbull, it’s very exciting. This tour will be a wild party from beginning to end so get ready, it’s going to be epic!”

According to the press release, the artists will be delivering “three unique headlining sets.”

It’s not the first time the three musicians will go on tour with each other. In 2017, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull went on tour with CNCO as the opening act. The trek grossed $38 million and sold 415,000 tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore numbers.

Four years later in 2021, Iglesias teamed up with Ricky Martin — and Sebastián Yatra as the tour’s opener — on a tour that grossed $35.2 million and sold 312,000 tickets.

For the Trilogy Tour, fans can register now through June 4 for the Verified Fan presale. According to Live Nation, selected fans will then receive an access code will be able to participate in presale starting June 7. The general on sale will begin June 9 at 10 a.m. local time on

Here are the tour dates:

Oct. 14 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
Oct. 17 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 20 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Oct. 21– Boston, MA – TD Garden
Oct. 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct. 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Nov. 1 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Nov. 3 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 9 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Nov. 10 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center
Nov. 17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Nov. 18 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Nov. 19 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Nov. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Arena
Dec. 6 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Dec. 8 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Dec. 10 – Vancouver, B.C. – Rogers Arena

Bad Bunny Extends Top 10 Record on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “Where She Goes”

Bad Bunny has extended his record…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar’s longtime top 10 record on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart has been extended this week with the debut of his latest single “Where She Goes” at No. 2 on the June 3-dated list.

Bad BunnyThanks to his steady performance, which dates back to 2017, Bad Bunny extends his record for the most top 10s in the chart’s history.

“Where She Goes’” starts in the runner-up slot and secures the global star his unprecedented 61st top 10 on the multi-metric ranking, which blends airplay, streaming activity, and digital sales. Bad Bunny snatched the top 10 cup after breaking off a tie with Enrique Iglesias and Luis Miguel (all with 39 top 10s) on June 19, 2021, a record he’s held since.

Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola” remains at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs for an eighth week.

“Where She Goes” blasts in at No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs as the top-selling tune of the week, (No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales), with 2,000 downloads sold during its first tracking week ending May 25, according to Luminate; also a record-extending 61st top 10 there.

The Jersey Club, drill and dembow-fused track arrives at No. 2 on Latin Streaming Songs with 23.4 million official U.S. streams during the same period. “Where She Goes” sits right below Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola,” which remains in charge despite a 12% dip in streams, to 27.9 million. Plus, “Where She Goes’” opening streaming sum was enough to debut at No. 3 on the all-genre Streaming Songs ranking.

Further, “Where She Goes” also shows activity among Latin stations, with 2,000 audience impressions in its first week, though not enough to make it to the Latin Airplay ranking, which factors in all airplay, regardless of its format.

Bad Bunny teased “Where She Goes” days before its release on TikTok, followed by an Instagram post the morning of its release day. The MAG-produced Spanish-language tune, dropped May 18 at 5 p.m. Pacific time via Rimas along with a star-studded music video set in the California desert, with cameos by Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert, Dominic Fike and others.

As Bad Bunny marks an even larger gap ahead of his competitors with 61 top 10s on Hot Latin Songs, here’s the scoreboard since the chart launched in 1986:

61, Bad Bunny
39, Enrique Iglesias
39, Luis Miguel
37, Daddy Yankee
35, J Balvin

Beyond its top 10 start on Hot Latin Songs, “Where She Goes” takes over Billboard Global 200 storming at No. 1, bows at No. 3 on Global Excl. U.S. and makes its No. 8 debut on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Thiago Seyboth Wild Upsets No. 2 Seed Daniil Medvedev to Advance to French Open Second Round

Thiago Seyboth Wild is celebrating the biggest win of his career…

The 23-year-old Brazilian professional tennis player, a qualifier at this year’s French Open, stunned World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev on Tuesday in a five-set thriller at Roland Garros.

Thiago Seyboth WildMaking his debut in Paris, Seyboth Wild showed little sign of nerves on Court Philippe Chatrier, swinging freely throughout the four-hour, 15-minute clash to upset the second seed 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

“I have watched Daniil play for my entire junior career, up until today. Playing on this court against this kind of player and beating him is a dream come true,” Seyboth Wild said. “Walking on court I just wanted to get to the net as much as possible and use my forehand against his and it worked pretty well.”

The World No. 172 logged 69 winners and recovered from squandering two set points in the second-set tie-break, raising his level again in the latter stages of the first-round clash to seal his maiden main-draw major win.

Seyboth Wild, who has won two ATP Challenger Tour titles this year, was competing in his first tour-level match this season.

He’ll look to back up his dream win against Medvedev when he plays Guido Pella in the second round.

“It was pretty tough. I started cramping in the second set. I did my best and tried to play my best tennis and it worked,” Seyboth Wild said. “I am really happy with the way I played.”

Medvedev arrived in Paris off the back of winning his first clay-court title in Rome and would have been hoping for a comfortable start to his title quest at the clay-court major. Seyboth Wild had other ideas, though.

The Brazilian was locked in from the first ball, hitting through Medvedev with his baseline power. The 23-year-old played fearless tennis throughout, won 69 per cent (38/55) of net points and held his nerve in a tense deciding set, closing out victory on serve with a destructive forehand winner. Seyboth Wild raised his arms in delight following his stunning victory, soaking in the applause from the packed crowd.

Medvedev, who holds a 39-6 record on the season, was chasing his second major title. The 2021 US Open champion has won an ATP Tour-leading five trophies in 2023, including ATP Masters 1000 crowns in Miami and Rome.

The 27-year-old is first in the ATP Live Race To Turin but can now be overtaken by Carlos AlcarazNovak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas in Paris.

Emma Navarro Earns First-Ever Grand Slam Victory in Three-Set Win Over Erika Andreeva

Emma Navarro has notched her first-ever Grand Slam victory…

The 22-year-old Latin American tennis player rallied in the third set for a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win over Russia’s Erika Andreeva in a first-round match at the French Open on May 30.

Emma Navarro Navarro, a former NCAA singles champion at Virginia who is ranked No. 75 on the WTA Tour, trailed by 3-0 in the third set before winning five straight games for a 5-3 lead. She lashed a forehand past Andreeva for a crucial break in game seven, and served out the match in the 10th game.

It was Navarro’s first win in a Grand Slam event; she previously lost a first-round match at the U.S. Open in 2021.

Navarro hit 32 winners to 23 for Andreeva, and had just 23 unforced errors to her opponent’s 31.

In the second round, Navarro will face No. 42 Bianca Adreescu of Canada.

Joselu in Advanced Talks to Leave  Espanyol for Real Madrid

Things could soon get pretty Real for Joselu

The 33-year-old Spanish professional footballer is in advanced talks with Real Madrid for a season-long loan from Espanyol, a source has told ESPN.

JoseluJoselu joined Espanyol after suffering relegation with Alaves last season but included a clause in his contract, which would allow him to move on loan to another club if Espanyol were relegated.

Espanyol’s relegation was confirmed last weekend after a draw against Valencia, which has accelerated negotiations for the Spain international to return to the Bernabeu.

The striker played for Castilla between 2010 and 2012, winning promotion to the second division in his second season at the club. He also made his first-team debut under Jose Mourinho that season and scored in an 8-1 victory over Almeria.

Joselu, who has scored 16 goals in LaLiga this season, would arrive at Madrid to fill the void left by the departure of Mariano.

Madrid could also look to bolster their attacking options this summer with ESPN reporting that Karim Benzema is mulling his future after receiving a million-dollar offer from Saudi Arabia.

Real Madrid have already signed Fran Garcia to bolster their left-back position but a busy summer is expected at the club after a disappointing end to the season in which they failed to compete in LaLiga with Barça and were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester City.