For the second time in six months, actor Santino Fontana has had his time on Broadway cut short. First it was Brighton Beach Memoirs closing
in early November, exactly one week after opening, and now, after suffering a concussion
during a stage fight with Liev Schreiber in the new revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
, Fontana has decided to leave the show and let his understudy, Morgan Spector, take the role permanently.
ArtsBeat reported the announcement yesterday, in which Fontana explained that he's leaving so that he can make a full recovery, and to let the show get its footing as his co-stars prepare to open on January 24. Hopefully it won't be too long before Fontana gets another shot at a Broadway stage, though preferably not in something too disaster prone like the "Scottish Play" or the upcoming Spider-Man extravaganza.