February 14, 2007
There's Something
About Stephen...

By Joshua Shea

Sondheim, Wonder, Flaherty, Foster, Schwartz and Sweeting. All Steves, and all part of local entertainer Will McMillan’s sensational show Will Loves Steve. McMillan’s dedication to his craft, knowledge of the Steves he is paying homage to, and personal connection to the material proves this show is no gimmick. It’s a conceptual delight, with a unique Broadway-inspired cabaret-style night out on the town twist for the Boston set.

Will Loves Steve is a roller coaster of New York-style cabaret in the heart of Cambridge. Filled with requisite laughter, smiles, tears and a welcome touch of schmaltz, this heart warmer of a show had audiences enraptured as McMillan switched from Cat Stevens to Stevie Wonder with the soft-stepping ease of a true pro.

McMillan may adore all of the aforementioned Steves musically, but his partner of fourteen years Steve is the one guy who really lights up McMillan’s life. And McMillan doesn’t keep this a secret. He celebrates his love for his partnership and shares touching personal experiences through well-timed interludes in between songs for a little cabaret style chat with the wowed audience at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

McMillan knows how to connect with an audience. I truly felt a guest in his home. The crooning Cambridge crowd left the show entertained and surely a bit warmer inside on the cold rainy February night—certainly loving them some Will.