Spector, Fontana's understudy, began playing the role Jan. 7.
According to a Jan. 13 statement from the producers, "A mutual decision was made this morning that Fontana would not return to the play and Spector would assume the role and continue through the run of the production.
Santino Fontana said in a statement, "It comes with a great deal of sadness that I make the decision to not return to this production. Knowing that I would not be fully recovered and able to return until after opening, I've chosen to withdraw with great respect to my fellow actors and to my own health."
Director Gregory Mosher speaking on behalf of the production said in a statement, "Morgan made a seamless transition into the ensemble last week, earning my deep gratitude and admiration. Santino is a wonderful actor; we'll miss him and we are tremendously grateful for his selflessness in this difficult situation. But I have every confidence in Morgan, and am looking forward to the rest of the run."
A View From the Bridge will open as planned at the Cort on Jan. 24.