Charity Wicked gala.
From The Stage.

Sharon Osbourne to host charity Wicked gala

Producers of upcoming West End musical Wicked have announced a charity gala preview night hosted by Sharon Osbourne to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The evening takes place on September 19 at London’s Apollo Theatre, eight days before the award-winning Broadway show opens in the capital, and is followed by a VIP post-show supper with the cast.

Rehearsals began last week for the production, which stars Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and is directed by Joe Mantello.

Wicked is based on the book of the same name by Gregory Maguire and tells the story of the witches from The Wizard of Oz.