Miss Liberty is a musical with music and lrics by Irving Berlin and book by Robert E. Sherwood.
The musical story of "Miss Liberty" owes its spirit entirely to the world famed Statue of Liberty, which has stood since 1886 on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, holding up a torch of welcome to immigrants to a new land.
The first glimmer of this story as the basic plot for a musical stage offering came to author Robert E. Sherwood during wartime. He was making a crossing of the Atlantic and was deeply moved by the reactions to the Statue by thousands of GI's who crowded the decks for a last look at the symbol of America. One day, Mr. Sherwood determined, he would write a story about that symbol and what it means to native and new Americans... thus, "Miss Liberty".