Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. Discusses The ‘Upside’ Of The Movie Premiering on Disney+
A couple of days before the show premiered, Tommy [Kail] said, ‘Leslie, do you realize that more people are probably going to see you in this role this weekend then saw your entire Broadway run in the show?’ So the potential for that kind of scaling was hard for me to wrap my mind around on opening weekend, but I’ve certainly seen it since. Quite frankly, most of the people that are watching Hamilton on Disney+ are experiencing the show for the first time. It is their first experience of it. And the way that you can scale in that way with television or with these streaming platforms is, again, not anything we considered when we were preparing to open our off-Broadway show in 2015.