temptations and four tops

*Broadway’s current sensation Motown the Musical will get a little competition next month from the real thing when The Temptations and The Four Tops play a joint one-week engagement over the holidays.

The vocal groups behind such hits as “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “My Girl,” “Baby I Need Your Lovin’,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “It’s the Same Old Song,” “Get Ready” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There” will team up on a double bill for seven performances at the Palace Theatre in Times Square, Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show is billed as both a career retrospective and a celebration of hits that defined a generation.

The Palace has been empty since the swift closing early this summer of the poorly received Tupac Shakur musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me.