"She has all of the universe before her," he said. "I mean, she's already galaxy high at this moment. She seems to be a constellation all her own. So I have no doubt that she's going to lighten up our skies for a very long time."
Ives, who likes to say that he wrote an erotic play based on a German pornographic novel from 1870, hailed its star, Nina Arianda, who stayed with it after earning raves when "Venus in Fur" was off-Broadway in 2010.