And the way they did it was by getting the original star and co-creator to headline this hit Broadway revival!
John Cameron Mitchell started his blast from the past performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on January 21st, and we guess he's done a pretty amazing job as the star performer's run has been extended six weeks!
His stint will now officially end on Sunday, April 26th — at that point another person will take over the role!
The former Off-Broadway hit and current Broadway hit musical has been put on at the Belasco Theatre and besides John Cameron Mitchell, it also co-stars Lena Hall who has been hailed for her performance.
But no one can deny who audiences really want to see and that's Mitchell!
He recently had an interview where he talked about his participation in the show with the other stars and how it feels to step into someone else's performing shoes! He said: